Bristol, University of the West of England

Bristol, University of the West of England

International Banking and Finance Law

The aim of this course is to provide students with the opportunity to study integral parts of the international banking and financial system. On successfully completing the course, students understand and are able to comment critically on such fundamental issues as the importance of effective and proportionate financial regulation, the impact of the credit crunch, the necessity for corporate social responsibility and the increasing significance of ethical banking.

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a law Honours degree (minimum 2.2) from a recognised higher education institution or equivalent from a recognised overseas institution. Candidates who have successfully completed the common professional examination (CPE) will also be considered for admission onto the course. Non law graduates will also be considered for admission if they have relevant experience or if they have a degree in a related area of study such as business, politics or international relations. Applicants whose 1st language is not English will need to demonstrate their English language proficiency with either: a minimum grade of 6.5 overall on the British Council International English Language Test (IELTS) or a TOEFL score of at least 600 (written) or 250 (computer) scale.

Course modules

Postgraduate Certificate compulsory modules: research methods; international banking and finance law. 2 optional modules from: contract law in comparative perspective; international contracts; globalisation and the law; international competition law and policy. Postgraduate Diploma compulsory module: international financial crime. 3 optional modules from: shipping law; corporate governance and corporate social responsibility; international employment law; international commercial disputes; information technology law; international intellectual property law; World trade organisation law. 1 option, not listed above, offered on any of the other LLM courses; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Taught modules on the course are assessed through a combination of written coursework assignments and oral presentations. The culmination of the course is a dissertation of up to 15,000 words that constitutes an original contribution to the corpus of legal knowledge within an area of international banking and finance law.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,350 per Whole course (England) 1 years
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,750 per Whole course (International) 1 years
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,350 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,350 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,350 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
LLM Part-time September 2016 GBP 429 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years
LLM Part-time September 2016 GBP 429 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years
LLM Part-time September 2016 GBP 429 per Credit (Wales) 2 years
LLM Part-time September 2016 GBP 429 per Credit (England) 2 years
LLM Part-time September 2016 GBP 896 per Credit (International) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Frenchay Campus Bristol BS16 1QY South West

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