London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

The course is a taught by self'study of a comprehensive bespoke module manual and you are encouraged to read from specified case law and legal journals. In addition each module has an initial lecture podcast with further podcasts and some interactive classes where you are given the opportunity to discuss theoretical issues as well as practical problem solving. You are supported in undertaking online research using electronic law databases as well as the virtual learning environment containing handbooks, lecture notes, weblinks, discussion groups, study skills materials and assessment criteria. You have regular access to module tutors by email to support your studies. The development of skills for the workplace is also integral to the course. Career management is encouraged through reference to the relevant professional bodies, work experience and careers advice. Guidance and feedback from an individual personal development profile is provided to encourage you to develop and reflect upon key workplace skills, to prepare you for a professional career.

Course Modules

Core modules: Introduction to the English legal system; the City of London and the development of financial services law; operational risk and stress testing for financial services organisations; data protection in financial services organisations; global financial crime; the approved persons regime; compliance, supervision and enforcement; financial services complaints and the financial services ombudsman; marketing financial services. Optional modules: Law and regulation of retail investment products; law and regulation of wholesale financial markets; law and regulation of insurance products; law and regulation of banking transactions; law and regulation of pensions; law and regulation of alternative financial products.

Course Additional Entry

Students are required to have completed the PGDip Financial Services Law, Regulation and Compliance. A minimum of 6.5 IELTS with 6.0 in all components is also required from EU and international students or equivalent.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Distance Learning
LLM £2,750  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Distance Learning
LLM £2,750  Academic year. First year home fees
1 year
Distance Learning
PgDip £6,000  Academic year. First year home fees