The University of Law

The University of Law

Law and Financial Crime Compliance

Our Online MScs are professional programmes, delivered in collaboration with the International Compliance Association (ICA) and STEP, for those seeking career-enhancing postgraduate qualifications. These programmes are specifically designed for students from around the world who already hold the ICA Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Governance, Risk and Compliance; or the ICA Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Crime Compliance, or the STEP Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Private Wealth Advising and wish to build on their international legal and Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC)/Financial Crime Compliance/Private Client Advising knowledge. Each programme is structured to meet the demand from firms for highly-skilled legal and compliance professionals (covering Anti-Money Laundering/Counter-Terrorist Financing, Regulatory Compliance, Risk and Legal areas). The link between legal skills and core compliance skills is extensive. The merging of these areas will create a range of professionals that are more in line with the modern demands and pressures being encountered in the financial services compliance sector. Each 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.

Entry requirements

MSc: The ICA Diploma is required before ULaw study begins. Students should possess a UK bachelors degree in any subject at 2:2 or above or equivalent qualifications. Students applying from outside of the UK must also possess an English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.

Course modules

Law background route through either MSc: Research methods module; practice-focused dissertation. Non-law background route through either MSc: Law and practice module of choice; research methods module; professional practice dissertation.

Assessment methods

The MSc is assessed via: Research methods module (both routes) - dissertation proposal form; law and practice module ("non-law background" route only) - module assignment and portfolio report; dissertation element (version as appropriate to "Background" route) - final dissertation coursework.

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Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Online study August 2019 £ 4,800 per Whole course ()
MSc Online study January 2020 £ 4,800 per Whole course ()

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