Why study this course?
There is an increasing demand for legal awareness in the financial services sector. Our practice-focused approach will give you the professional edge needed to advance in this competitive industry.
These courses are taught online, so you have the freedom to learn from wherever you are in the world. We offer this programme as either a LLM (Master of Laws), postgraduate diploma or postgraduate certificate.
More about this course
These courses are designed to develop your practical understanding of important legal principles, detailed regulatory requirements and compliance issues facing the financial services sector.
You’ll have the opportunity critically to explore various areas of financial services law including corporate governance, risk management, complaints and financial crime.
If you are a legal practitioner, these programmes will allow you to specialise in this area of law. The courses are also suitable if you already work in the financial services sector and are looking to understand the legal aspects within the regulation and compliance environment.
At the end of the programme, you’ll understand the influence of European law on financial services, regulation and compliance. You’ll also be able to appreciate the commercial importance of this area of law and evaluate the impact of global and commercial policy issues on this sector.
Your tutors and lecturers will have backgrounds in both academia and legal practice.
This is a desirable area of commercial interest that will increase your employability potential in financial services and other regulatory sectors.
These courses are delivered online, so you’ll be able to study from anywhere in the world.
It’s also possible for you to study a PG Diploma and a PG Certificate version of this course. These qualifications do not hold the same academic weighting as a Master of Laws degree (LLM), but are still beneficial for people already working in the industry. If you would like to know more about the PG Diploma and PG Certificate versions, please scroll to the ‘Other qualifications’ section of this page.
As part of the LLM dissertation, you’ll be able to research and critically analyse an area of financial services law of your choice. Please note, the dissertation module is only available to LLM students.
If you choose to study the LLM, you’ll be assessed through a combination of coursework essays, experiential projects and portfolio work, followed by a research dissertation or experiential work-based learning project.
If you choose to study the PG Dip or PG Cert, you’ll be assessed through a combination of coursework essays, experiential projects and portfolio work.
Where this course can take you
These courses provide a stepping stone to career advancement, both as a legal practitioner or as a professional in the financial services sector. On successful completion, you could work in politics, the government, businesses, with the law commission, in insurance, banking, the civil service, local authorities or the media.
If you complete the LLM qualification, you will have a Master of Laws degree. The PG Dip and PG Cert are also postgraduate qualifications that will give you an insight into financial services law and can help you progress in this field professionally.