The Law and Finance Postgraduate Diploma programme is a joint programme offered by the Centre for Commercial Law Studies and the School of Economics and Finance at Queen Mary University of London. The course is intended to give professional postgraduate training to students wishing to pursue and advance careers in the City, Government or elsewhere in the private banking sector.

The programme brings the latest advances of applied research and is specifically designed to impart a thorough knowledge of market-based finance and financial law.

It is designed to offer flexibility and progressive specialisation to educate experts the industry is requiring and includes one module or two half elective modules in Law and one elective module in Finance. The main objective of the electives is to give you the flexibility to tailor the course curriculum to their specific needs and career choices.

Similar to the existing MSc in Law and Finance programme and new Certificate in Law and Finance programme, this course is presented with a fully integrated careers programme and extensive industry links that aim to maximise your employment prospects.

This programme will:

  • Enhance your career options by giving you a clear understanding of the fundamentals of Law and Finance.
  • Provide you with the theory, knowledge, practical skills and latest developments required to work in both emerging and established economies in legal, banking, financial, governmental or research institutions.
  • Give you the chance to meet leading practitioners in banking, finance and law.

This programme is accredited by the Chartered Bankers Institute.

Study Details:

PGDip 1 year Full time

Module Details:

Students must take a total of 120 credits to include the compulsory Dissertation – 90% /Group Presentation 10% (30 credits). The remaining 90 credits must be taken as two law modules (22.5 credits) and three finance modules (15 credit).

Pre-sessional course (optional): Mathematics and Statistics: Students who want to review concepts such as statistical distributions and matrix algebra have the option to attend modules during induction week within the School of Economics and Finance.

Pre-sessional course (optional): Law: offered within the Centre of Commercial Law Studies

Students will be also presented with basic Statistics and Statistical software (Eviews).


Home and EU students 2018/19 Academic Year Full time £5,800 International students 2018/19 Academic Year Full time £10,500

Entry Requirements

The entry requirement for the Law and Finance Postgraduate Diploma programme is a degree in Law or Economics (Finance) or overseas equivalent, of at least 2.1 honours (or equivalent). Graduates with a good 2.2 honours who also have other legal qualifications and/or substantial professional legal or finance experience may also qualify.

In all cases, a full online application is required in order for a fair assessment and decision to be made. Each application is considered on its merits and on sight of full application documents. A full and detailed CV is required for all applications and is particularly relevant where professional experience needs to be considered.

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