University of East London

Course Introduction

This LLM pathway focuses your study on Business and Financial Law, introducing you to the contemporary legal and regulatory issues that govern international business and finance. You?ll study core modules that cover critical issues in the field, with the chance to choose from an extensive list of additional optional modules that address themes like the World Trade Organisation, Corporate Social Responsibility and Banking Law. A master?s degree in law is a fantastic way for law graduates to develop a specialisation, or for non-lawyers working in related fields to gain a deeper understanding of legal issues. Alongside the optional modules, you may choose to either write a 15,000 word dissertation or conduct a work-based project that will give you valuable experience of dealing with a specific legal issue in detail. The course is perfect for lawyers and law graduates looking for career development, although all of our LLM courses can be studied by students without a background in law, since you will be trained in the necessary analytical and legal skills. As such, the programme will also provide ideal training for paralegals, journalists, NGO and charity workers, policy advisors, consultants, lawyers, those working in business and finance or anyone who will benefit from a legal education in their career.

This pathway gives you a deep understanding of contemporary legal issues in international business and finance, while still offering the chance to tailor your learning with a broad range of optional LLM modules. This pathway gives you the necessary legal, financial and business training to develop highly sought-after specialist knowledge, as well as fantastic networking opportunities and the chance to work on real problems in the field. The course allows you to undertake a work-based project so you can gain practical experience and build professional links, while our renowned Law Clinic enables you to work on real legal cases with local people to enhance your clinical skills. Professionals in banking, finance, corporate governance and trade will benefit greatly from the specialist training offered in this programme, and it?s also an ideal course for law and business graduates who wish to work in the field of financial and business law.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
Master of Laws - LL.M £9,900 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
Master of Laws - LL.M £9,900 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
Master of Laws - LL.M £12,850 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
Master of Laws - LL.M Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
Master of Laws - LL.M European Fees
2 years
Part Time
Master of Laws - LL.M Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need 2.2 honours degree in any subject. They are normally expected to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths.
  • International entry requirements: Students should have an overall IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).
  • IELTS score: 6.5