Edinburgh Law School

University of Edinburgh

International Banking Law and Finance

The legal and regulatory infrastructure and fundamental theoretical concepts underpinning global finance have undergone fundamental rethinking since 2008. Recent reforms try to identify the appropriate means to make global financial markets safe again, eliminating the need for future bank bail-outs. As a result, practising in this area has become more challenging for lawyers, bankers, accountants, and regulators. The pursuit of a successful career in today's global markets requires an extensive and in-depth understanding of complex and sophisticated global and domestic finance regulations, of the law and practice of international banking, and of the law and practice of corporate finance. In addition it requires a solid understanding of economic theories supporting the operation of global finance. A qualification in International Banking Law & Finance has become an essential requirement for those who wish to work in the legal, accounting and banking industries, as well as those who aspire to a successful career with regulatory authorities, central banks, and other public sector and international organisations. As a graduate of this programme you will position yourself as a future leader in the field of banking law and finance.

Course modules

This programme is designed to offer specific training in banking and finance law, from an international perspective. The programme structure for 2017/18 consists of 180 credits, comprising three mandatory taught courses worth 120 credits (40 credits each) and a 10,000 word dissertation worth 60 credits. Mandatory courses: Practice of Corporate Finance and the Law Practice of International Banking and the Law Regulation of International Finance: The Law, the Economics, the Politics

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time September 2018 - 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Central area campus EH8 9JZ Scotland

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Edinburgh Law School Postgraduate Office
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