Queen Mary University of London

Course Introduction

The LLM in Banking and Finance Law 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 M&As, insolvency cross-border insolvency, electronic banking, financing of developing economies, EU financial law and business ethics. You can choose from a wide selection of modules to design a programme of study that best facilitates your interests.

Our academics are engaged in current banking and finance policy making and legal regulatory reforms. In light of the recent economic global crisis and the ensuing new regulations, modules have been developed to reflect these changes, for example ?Islamic Finance and Commercial Law? and ?Ethics in Business and in Finance?. This has led to the creation of a seminar series, featuring prominent figures from both industry and academia.

Start Date:

EXPECTED SEP-2019. EXPECTED SEP-2019.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
Master of Laws - LL.M £15,100 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
Master of Laws - LL.M £15,100 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
Master of Laws - LL.M £22,150 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
Master of Laws - LL.M £7,550 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
Master of Laws - LL.M £7,550 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
Master of Laws - LL.M £11,075 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have a degree in law, or a degree with a substantial law content, of at least 2.1 honours (or equivalent). Law graduates with 2.2 honours who also have other legal qualifications and/or substantial professional legal experience may also qualify. Non-law graduates with a minimum second class honours degree, that have also obtained a Merit (or 60 per cent) in the Common Professional Examination (CPE) or Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) recognised by the UK professional bodies, may also qualify. Non-law graduates may also be considered on the basis of exceptional professional experience (of at least five years) in a legal area or an area directly related to their programme of study. Each application is considered on its merits and on sight of full application documents. A full and detailed CV is required for all applications and is particularly relevant where professional experience needs to be considered.
  • International entry requirements: The minimum English Language requirements for entry to postgraduate degree programmes within the School Law are: IELTS: 7.0 overall including 7.0 in Writing, and 5.5 in Reading, Listening and Speaking; TOEFL: 100 overall including 27 in Writing, 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening and 20 in Speaking; PTE Academic: 68 overall including 68 in Writing, and 51 in Reading, Listening and Speaking; Trinity ISE: Trinity ISE III with a minimum of Merit in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking; C2 Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 overall including 185 in Writing, and 162 in Reading, Listening and Speaking; C1 Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 overall including 185 in Writing, and 162 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.
  • IELTS score: 7