SOAS, University of London

Course Introduction

The rapid and wide-ranging changes occurring in financial markets around the world and in the legal and regulatory environment in which they operate has created a demand for people with expertise in both finance and financial law. This MSc takes an integrated approach to these two aspects by including risk management, regulation, mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, formation of companies and the bank-client relation, bond issues, and loans. It relates to both national and international finance and will introduce you to how financial and legal principles are applied in practice as well as in theory.

Too often expertise in financial services is polarised. Professionals either have knowledge of the practicalities of how financial services businesses operate or of the law relating to them. This programme creates a new kind of financial services professional: graduates who are trained in both finance and law. Graduates of the MSc FFL find that their specialist knowledge is in demand by international banks and investment firms, legal practices, regulatory institutions and the academic world.

Start Date:

2-5 years.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
5 years
Full Time
MSc £10,080 Home Fees
5 years
Full Time
MSc £10,080 European Fees
5 years
Full Time
MSc £10,080 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students should have an upper second class UK Bachelor's degree, or international equivalent, in any discipline. Relevant professional experience will be taken into account, but is not a requirement. Application may also be considered if they have previous education and experience, equivalent to a degree-level qualification, which includes suitable preliminary training.
  • International entry requirements: Students whose first language is not English need to have IELTS with 6.5 overall with 6.5 in writing and speaking and 6.0 in reading and listening.
  • TOEFL score: 100