The pathway in International Financial Law is a widely respected specialist LLM with an international reputation. It focuses on the law, documentation and legal issues affecting major transactions in global financial markets and their regulation. It benefits from an unrivalled London location, and is taught by a practitioner-led faculty providing cutting edge teaching expertise in the field.

Key benefits

  • Reputed teaching team made up of senior academics with a strong practitioner background, giving the specialist LLM its strength and credibility.
  • Wide-ranging selection of modules, many unique in this area, covering fields which are major practice areas in global and regional law firms in major financial centres and with investment banks.
  • Opportunities to listen to and meet with a range of guest speakers, including partners from global law firms.

Study Details:

LLM One year FT, two years or four years

Module Details:

Required Modules

You will have to take one of the following writing projects:

  • Dissertation (40 credits)
  • Dissertation (60 credits)
  • 10,000 word practice or research module (40 credits)
Optional Modules

In order to meet the 180 credit requirement, students must select at least 120-140 credits from a range of optional modules. Students who wish to specialise within a certain pathway must ensure that at least 120 credits are taken within that pathway.

Examples of modules available with International Financial Law LLM:

  • Financial Risk Stability & Regulation
  • Law of International Finance 1
  • Transnational & Comparative Commercial & Financial Law
  • International Investment Law
  • Transnational Corporate Restructuring
  • Law of Private Equity Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Law of International Finance 2 – International Project Finance & Loan Sales
  • Legal Issues in Corporate Finance
  • Regulation of the Conduct of Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Law of International Finance 3 – Securitisations Derivatives & CDOS
  • EU Financial Regulation
  • Competition Law in Financial Services
  • Transnational Bank Resolution
  • International and Comparative Oil and Gas Law

Student Destinations

In a competitive world we can give you the competitive edge to take your career to the next level. That’s why you’ll find our LLM programme is supplemented by opportunities to develop your skills and professional networks.


Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements to be considered for the LLM:

Undergraduate degree with high 2:1 honours (i.e. overall average of at least 65%) in Law or a degree with at least 70% law content, or an equivalent international qualification and grading.

Exceptionally, you may be considered where a comparable academic level has been achieved through other graduate studies (such as a Graduate Diploma in Law) and where work or experience (at least three years legal work experience) has made you a suitable candidate for the LLM.

Please note: Meeting the minimum requirements for your application to be considered does not guarantee an offer. Applications for this programme are competitive. 

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