Strathclyde Business School

University of Strathclyde

Finance & Law

In today’s unpredictable financial markets, strategic financial decisions and policies frequently need to be considered in relation to various legal requirements and constraints.

Business people increasingly need to have an understanding of the financial and accounting principles which underpin and inform legal regulation of financial institutions, financial instruments and financial markets.

Consequently, finance graduates who also have a strong legal knowledge, will be very attractive to a range of financial institutions and other organisations, both in the UK and overseas.

This joint masters programme between the Department of Accounting & Finance and the Law School addresses this skills gap in the global market by introducing students to both the legal aspects of regulation of international finance as well as to principles of accounting and finance.

Entry requirements

UK students are required to have a good honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in economics, accounting, business studies, maths, statistics, computing, or related subjects, or an equivalent professional qualification.

Overseas students' qualifications will be judged on an equivalent basis.

Course modules

Semester 1

  • Principles of Finance
  • Accounting for Financial Analysis
  • International Banking Law

Semester 2

  • Advanced Corporate Finance & Applications
  • Financial Regulation & Compliance

Students on the programme will be required to take electives from:

  • Behavioural Finance
  • Security Analysis
  • Risk Management for Banks
  • Financial Management for Banks
  • Portfolio Theory Management
  • Derivatives
  • Contemporary Employment Relations
  • Labour Law in the Global Economy
  • Comparative Company Law
  • World Trade Law
  • UK & EU Environmental Law
  • International Environment Law
  • Law of International Business
  • International Investment Law
  • E-Commerce
  • Arbitration Law
  • Intellectual Property Law

Semester 3

Students on the MSc will complete a project in Finance and a project in Law.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 12,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 12,000 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 19,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Strathclyde Glasgow G1 1XQ Scotland

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