University of Huddersfield

University of Huddersfield

International Finance with Law

This course provides an introduction to law and in particular the law relating to international trade. The course enables students to develop critical insights, provide vocationally-relevant subject matter and is highly focused on skills development.

Entry requirements

A good 1st degree (2.2 or above) in accountancy, finance, business or economics. If you hold an appropriate professional qualification from one of the professional accountancy bodies who are members of the Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies (CCAB), we will consider you to have met our admissions criteria. If you hold any other professional qualifications, you will be considered on an individual basis.

Course modules

Finance theories: This module will introduce you to the various finance theories that affect the financial management of corporate organisations including corporate reports for capital markets. You will have the opportunity to develop a critical awareness of the theories of corporate reporting practices and their impact on market information, along with a critical evaluation of finance theories relating to the internal financial management of organisations. International corporate reporting issues: This module will enable you to develop your knowledge of accounting to consider theoretical and conceptual underpinnings in the context of published financial statements for companies whose shares are traded on stock exchanges. This will involve developing and presenting an understanding of the key international accounting issues and the use of practical examples drawn from published financial statements using international accounting standards. Corporate financial management: This module explores the main financial decisions that have to be made by the management team to ensure maximisation of shareholder wealth. It considers how best to manage the finances of the firm on a medium to long term basis to ensure survival and growth. Introduction to law: This module is a compulsory module for those students who have not previously studied law. Students on the module will study the English Legal System and will also be introduced to the basic principles in the Law of Tort Criminal Law and Contract Law. This should provide a sound basis for studying the other modules on the course.
Research Design and Analysis: This module is designed to give you knowledge and understanding of the principles of social science research. It provides you with grounding in the principles of research design and the principal methods of data collection in the context of research in accounting and finance, all of which are necessary for a successful research proposal. International Finance: This module considers the financial implications of multinational business that may arise because the world economy is made up of a number of distinct tax systems, economic systems, political regimes and currencies. The methods that national and multi-national firms may use to respond to such differences are also explored. The Law and Practice of International Trade: This module examines the various sources of international trade law. It then sets out to identify the various problems associated with international trade law and practice, before moving on to critically explore the different types of international trade transactions, methods of financing international trade, and the ways in which international trade transactions come into being, and how they are performed. Dissertation: This module allows students to deepen their understanding of a particular area or accounting, finance or banking according to their own interests. It enables students to carry out a substantial piece of work in these fields of research and developing students' abilities to present research according to academic conventions. The Research Design and Analysis module helps provide comprehensive training in research skills which will underpin your academic research in your taught modules and your dissertation project. Your dissertation will provide you with first-hand experience of field research in an area of interest relevant to your programme and a supervisor will be allocated to help you develop your work.

Assessment methods

Include assignments, case studies, group projects and presentations and examinations.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,950 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Huddersfield Huddersfield HD1 3DH Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

The Business School
Telephone number: 
01484 472956