Queen Mary University of London

Course Introduction

The course provides a thorough grounding in the fundamental principles of international finance and financial services law, covering local and international developments from practical, regulatory and policy perspectives. A wide range of regulatory and transactional areas are covered including, monetary law, banking law, financial regulation, central banking, securities law, secured transactions, corporate finance and MandAs, insolvency cross'border insolvency, electronic banking, financing of developing economies, EU financial law and business ethics. Our academics are engaged in current banking and finance policy making and legal regulatory reforms.

Course Modules

Modules include: Banking law; EU financial law; international economic law; international tax law; international trade and investment dispute settlement; law of economic crime; law of finance and foreign investment in emerging economies; legal aspects of international finance; regulation of financial markets;

secured financing in commercial transactions; securities regulation; corporate insolvency law; European union tax law; corporate finance law; ethics in business and in finance; insurance law; general principles of insurance law; insurance regulation; marine insurance law; insurance contracts; reinsurance law; principles of regulation; introduction to insurance regulation; elements of Islamic law; Islamic finance and commercial law; US international taxation; accounting for lawyers; international macroeconomics for lawyers; financial models and derivatives in a legal context; financial models and application to corporate finance.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
2 years
Part Time

Qualifications required:

  • Applicants must have a degree in law, or a degree with a substantial law content, normally of at least upper 2nd Class Honours (or equivalent); non-law graduates may be considered on the basis of exceptional professional experience that directly relates to specialist LLM taught courses; non-law graduates with good Honours, that have also obtained the equivalent of good Honours in CPE and Bar Finals/Legal Practice examinations, or passed the solicitors’ qualifying examination, may qualify; law graduates with high 2.2 Honours and at least 5 years professional legal experience may also qualify.