The University of Law

The University of Law

Law and Financial Crime Compliance

The programme is specifically designed for students from around the world who already hold the ICA Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Crime Compliance and wish to build on their international legal and financial crime compliance knowledge.

The course will focus on the mix of professional skills required to apply regulations in practice – analysis, drafting and presentation skills, among others – so that you are equipped with the knowledge you will need as you build your international career.

We know what it takes to succeed on the constantly changing global, legal and financial services and compliance stage. Everything we do is geared towards teaching in a professional, practical context so you can enhance your professional skills and career prospects as a modern professional.

Entry requirements

You must have the following:

  • the ICA Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Governance, Risk and Compliance
  • if you are not from a majority English-speaking country, a score of at least 6.5 in all sections of the relevant tests administered by the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) (Academic).

We also normally expect you to have one of the following qualifications:

  • a UK undergraduate degree*
  • an equivalent international degree
  • the GDL (Graduate Diploma in Law)
  • the LPC (Legal Practice Course)
  • the BVC (Bar Vocational Course) or BPTC (Bar Professional Training Course)

*if you wish to follow the “Law Background” route through the MSc Law and Financial Crime Compliance, you must hold an undergraduate law degree at 2:2 or equivalent.

Course modules

Recognising that compliance professionals come from a variety of backgrounds, there are two routes through each MSc programme.

“Law Background” route

If you hold an undergraduate law degree of 2:2 equivalent or above (and produce confirmation of this in your application), your MSc study will comprise:

  • Research Methods module (30 credits) – studied over 6 months
  • Practice-Focused Dissertation (60 credits) – studied over 6 months

You must pass the Research Methods module before commencing study for the dissertation element.

The Practice-Focused Dissertation is a dissertation of up to 15,000 words. The dissertation must be in the subject area of your chosen route – Law and Financial Crime Compliance.

“Non-Law Background” route

If you do not have an undergraduate law degree of 2:2 equivalent, your MSc study will comprise:

  • Research Methods module (30 credits) – studied over 6 months
  • One “Law & Practice” module (30 credits) – studied over 6 months
  • Professional Practice Dissertation (40 credits) – studied over 6 months

You may study your Law & Practice module at the same time as you study the Research Methods module (but do not have to).

You must have completed studies on your Law & Practice module before commencing study for the dissertation element.

You must pass the Research Methods module before commencing study for the dissertation element.

The Professional Practice Dissertation is a dissertation of up to 7,500 words.

Assessment methods

The MSc is assessed via:

  • Research Methods module (both routes) – Dissertation Proposal Form
  • Law & Practice module (“Non-Law Background” route only) – Module Assignment and Portfolio Report
  • Dissertation element (version as appropriate to “Background” route) – final dissertation coursework

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Online study July 2018 GBP 4,650 per Whole course () 2 Years

Campus details

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Online Learning

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Key information

Contact: 
Admissions Enquiries (Law)
Telephone number: 
01483 216500