LLM

International Financial Law

LLM International Financial Law
  • Level(s) of study: Postgraduate taught
  • Study mode(s): Full-time
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: September 2019
  • Course duration: One year full-time

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About LLM International Financial Law

Our new LLM International Financial Law course has been designed to respond to the rapid growth in the development of the law in international finance and to equip students for future careers in the financial sectors.

The course not only focuses on financial transactions and banking, but also insurance, which is a huge industry in both the UK and internationally.

Why choose this course?

  • Fulfil the growing demand for appropriately qualified international financial law specialists within and beyond the legal profession.
  • A variety of Scholarships are available.
  • Ideal for students looking for employment in the wider field of financial law.
  • Gain an understanding of the wider factors that may have influenced the area of international financial law such as theoretical, ethical, political, economic, and sociological factors.
  • Benefit from a faculty providing forward-thinking teaching in the field.
  • Optional wide-ranging modules allow students to tailor their degree to their interests.
  • Attend an International Summer School and explore Law from a European perspective.
  • 99% of our postgraduate Law School students are employed or engaged in further study six months after graduating (DLHE, postgraduate leavers 2016/17).

What you'll study

You’ll study six taught modules, followed by a dissertation. The dissertation is an extended piece of academic work, independently researched and written. You’ll be supported in this work with one-to one supervision from a tutor expert in your chosen field. Subject to academic suitability and the availability of an appropriately expert tutor, you can select your own area of study for the dissertation module of the course.

  • Term one

    Core modules

    International Banking Regulation

    The module will use examples of recent bank failures to explore the rationale for bank regulation
    both at a domestic and an international level and its role in the preservation of financial stability.

    Securing Corporate Debt

    Examine the formal and informal methods by which creditors are able to use property law to secure repayment of debts and acquire priority in insolvency. You will also be introduced to common law concepts of property law, and the process of legal development through case law.

    Optional modules

    You can choose one optional module from the following:

    International Commercial Transactions

    Gain a critical appreciation of the essential functional elements of any business-to-business contractual relationship, concluded across international borders in the so-called global village.

    Business Organisations

    Examine the key business models available to small and medium sized businesses in the UK. Compare their various legal features, and explore the legal expertise required for setting up, running and closure of a business.

  • Term two

    Core modules

    International Financial Transactions

    An introduction to debt as a source of funds and the role banks play in credit intermediation; bilateral and syndicated lending transactions; bond issues; secured lending transactions; and the role of financial collateral in the financial markets.

    Public Companies: Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance

    This module is orientated around a UK public company with a premium listing, trading its securities on the London Stock Exchange. The module examines the core company law and securities law regulations underpinning such a company. The module analyses the corporate governance framework pertaining to the company, with an emphasis on corporate law theory, the core directors’ duties, and the use of regulations such as the UK Corporate Governance Code.

    Optional modules

    You can choose one optional module from the following:

    Cross Border Insolvency

    Consider global insolvency law-making initiatives, from institutions such as the EU and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). Engage with the issues of cross-border insolvency that arise when the insolvent debtor has assets and creditors in more than one jurisdiction.

    Data Protection and Privacy

    An introduction to data protection rules within an interdisciplinary environment. You’ll gain a critical awareness of the scope and effects of international, EU and UK mandatory regulations on data protection and privacy.

    Insurance Law and Regulation (International Trade and Finance Risk)

    This module covers the law, regulation and practice governing the insurance of international trade risks and international financial risks. Students will develop a critical understanding of the fundamental principles of the international regulatory and English common law legal environment for insurance. The study will be in the context of the London Market in connection with the insurance of international trade risks and international financial risks.

    Principles of Business Regulation

    Develop a critical appreciation of the role of law and regulation in the contemporary business environment. You’ll develop your understanding of the theoretical nature of regulation and the explanations for the adoption of regulation. You’ll analyse the different ways in which regulation can be implemented (e.g. command and control, and self-regulation) and the different approaches to the enforcement of regulation in the national and international arena.

Course specification

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Please note that course specifications may be subject to change

How you’re taught

The academic year for the LLM courses is split into three parts: two ten-week terms (Term One runs from the beginning of the academic year until the Christmas vacation, Term Two between Christmas and Easter) and the summer period.

Full-time students – who complete the course over one academic year – study three modules in each term and complete the dissertation over the summer.

Seminars are led by academics but will usually require you to carry out extensive guided preparatory work and will often involve short presentations or other contributions.

Assessment

In each case modules are assessed through one piece of course work. This usually takes the form of a problem- or essay-style question, but will vary by module. You can submit and receive feedback on assessments over the course of each module.

Your dissertation will be assessed through a research based written assignment of 12,000 words. The topic that you choose for your dissertation should be relevant to the course specialism and the chosen title will be subject to approval by the Course Leader.

Additionally, you will complete a reflective report consisting of pre-set questions, each with a maximum word count attributed to it; approximately 250 words, i.e. 1000 words in total. Your reflective report will be assessed by way of competence or non-competence.

Expert Teaching Staff

Our courses are taught by academics with significant subject expertise. The School’s vocational focus and strong links with the legal profession mean that many of our academic staff members have extensive practical experience. The courses also have a strong research base. Our academic staff actively research and publish, and many are recognised as being among the leading experts in their fields.

Research Expertise

We have a number of internationally recognised experts in a wide range of legal areas. Visit our research page for more information.

Careers and employability

Your future career

Career development is an integral part of the programme and our careers team run a series of workshops where you can identify methods and strategies to enable you to pursue your career goals. 99% of our postgraduate Law School students are employed or engaged in further study six months after graduating (DLHE, postgraduate leavers 2016/17).

This course can assist those seeking a place on a professional legal training course (LLM LPC and LLM BPTC) and enhance the CV of those pursuing employment in the legal sector.  For students wishing to pursue an academic career, the course offers an excellent grounding in research and in the development of highly developed writing skills.

Continuing professional development (CPD)

Practitioners can study individual modules from the LLM programme for CPD awards.

Nottingham Law School offers a suite of practice-based practitioner programmes specifically designed to meet the personal development needs of legal practitioners. We offer courses that qualify for CPD with the Solicitors Regulation Authority, in-house training and bespoke programmes. These courses are highly flexible and can be delivered throughout the year both nationally and internationally.

Find out about the opportunities available through our pro bono and University volunteering schemes.

Learn a new language

Alongside your study you also have the opportunity to learn a new language. The University Language Programme (ULP) is available to all students and gives you the option of learning a totally new language or improving the skills you already have.

Learning a new language can:

  • enhance your communication skills
  • enrich your experience when travelling abroad
  • boost your career prospects.

Find out more about the University Language Programme.

Entry requirements

What are we looking for?

  • A good law degree, 2.2 or above.
  • Applicants whose first degree is not Law will be required to provide evidence of commitment to the LLM subject that they wish to study.
  • Applicants from other disciplines will be welcomed in appropriate circumstances, particularly if they have experience in the area, even if not as lawyers.

We specify these minimum entry requirements, but we will assess you individually on your ability to benefit from the course. We sometimes offer places on the basis of non-standard entry qualifications, and industrial or professional experience.

Getting in touch

If you need any more help or information, please email our Admissions Team or call on +44 (0)115 848 4200.

International qualifications

We accept qualifications from schools, colleges and universities all over the world for entry onto our UG and PG degrees. If you’re not sure how your international qualification matches our course requirements please visit our international qualifications page.

Foundation courses

If you need to do a foundation course to meet our course requirements please visit Nottingham Trent International College (NTIC). If you’re already studying in the UK at a school or college and would like to know if we can accept your qualification please visit our foundation courses page.

English language entry requirements

If English is not your first language you need to show us that your language skills are strong enough for intensive academic study. For this course, we usually require one of the following:

  • IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill.
  • An equivalent English language qualification.

For a list of our language requirements please visit our English language page.

If you need to do a pre-sessional English language course to meet the English requirements please visit our pre-sessional English course page.

Help and support

If you have any questions about your qualifications or about making an application to the University please contact our international team for advice.

How to apply

Just click the Apply button at the top of the page and follow the instructions for applying. Make sure you check the entry requirements above carefully before you do.

Writing your application

Be honest, thorough and persuasive in your application. Remember, we can only make a decision based on what you tell us. Make sure you include as much information as possible, including uploading evidence of results already achieved, as well as a personal statement.

Keeping up to date

After you’ve applied, we’ll be sending you important emails throughout the application process - so check your emails regularly, including your junk mail folder.

You can get more information and advice about applying to NTU in our postgraduates’ guide. Here you’ll find advice about how to write a good personal statement and much more.

Getting in touch

If you need more help or support, you can call our Admissions Team on +44 (0)115 848 4200.

Good luck with your application!

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Apply directly to the University online using the NTU online application portal.

Apply for your course as early as you can so that you have time to prepare for your studies. If you need a visa to study here you need to plan this into your application.

For a step by step guide on making an application to the University please visit our how to apply page.

For advice on applying for a visa please visit our visa information page

For advice on how to write a good personal statement please visit our personal statement page.

Postgraduate research

If you’re applying for postgraduate research please visit our Research pages for information about our research areas and how to make your application.

Apply now (portal)

Keeping up to date

After you’ve applied, we’ll be sending you important emails throughout the application process - so check your emails regularly, including your junk mail folder.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Fees and funding

Fees for 2019 entry

Study route

Home (UK/EU students)

International

Full-time (1 year)

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* Fees are payable for each year of your course and will be subject to annual increase.

** VAT may be payable on these fees.

Funding your studies

Preparing for the financial side of student life is important, but there’s no need to feel anxious and confused about it. We hope that our fees and funding pages will answer all your questions.

You might be able to get a scholarship to help fund your studies. We award scholarships to those students who can demonstrate excellent achievement, passion and dedication to their studies.

Please take a look at our postgraduates’ guide funding page for information about sourcing grants, bursaries and scholarships, and much more.

Getting in touch

For more advice and guidance, you can contact our Student Financial Support Service.

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2494

Fees for 2019 entry

Study route

Home (UK/EU students)

International

Full-time (1 year)

TBCTBC

* Fees are payable for each year of your course and will be subject to annual increase.

** VAT may be payable on these fees.

Funding your studies

We offer prestigious scholarships to new international students holding offers to study at the University.

For more information on these and other opportunities for funding please visit our international scholarships page.

For information on how to pay your fees to the University please visit our international fee payment page.

Still need help?

NLS Enquiries
+44 (0)115 848 4460