UWE Bristol - International Banking and Finance Law - LLM

UWE Bristol

International Banking and Finance Law - LLM

The breadth and depth of study and the demands of independent research make the undertaking of a specialized LLM distinct from the undergraduate study of law.

Part of our comprehensive range of LLM programmes, the LLM in International Banking and Finance Law offers you a pathway to specialize in the law relating to the global finance and banking sectors.

You will study integral parts of the international banking and financial system, and be encouraged to think critically about fundamental issues, such as the importance of effective financial regulation, the impact of the credit crunch, the necessity for corporate social responsibility, and the increasing significance of ethical banking. The in-depth nature of the course will prepare you well for working in either legal practice or commercial organizations.

Diverse choice of modules

Pursuing an LLM allows you to focus in on a particular area of law by delving deep into the subject and undertaking independent research and learning. The modules available cover a diverse range of legal topics, making it possible to tailor the course towards the specific areas of law you wish to explore further.

Entry Requirements

  • An honours degree of 2:2 or above in Law; or
  • An honours degree of 2:2 or above plus a Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) or the Common Professional Examination (CPE); or
  • An honours degree of 2:2 or above in a related subject (such as business, politics or international relations) and/or relevant experience: please give full details in your application.
  • If English is not your first language, you will also need to demonstrate your English Language proficiency. You should have IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in all components

Career Prospects

Studying for an LLM provides an ideal opportunity to develop specialist skills that will be favoured by employers, both in the legal world and beyond. It opens up a range of career opportunities and gives our students the edge over other graduates.

The in-depth knowledge you will acquire in a particular area of law will give you a thorough grounding in the subject area and raise your employability prospects, enabling you to become a specialist within your organisation. It is for this reason that many of our LLM graduates choose to go on to complete a PhD or go into teaching and research.

Recent graduates from Bristol Law School have gained positions in local government, solicitors firms, the Ministry of Defence and other organisations including Marks and Spencer plc, Direct Line and Lloyds TSB.

Our award-winning careers service helps you develop your employment potential through career coaching, a vacancy service for internships, placements, jobs, global opportunities, volunteering and community activity plus support for entrepreneurial activity, and access to employer events.

Course Details

The LLM in International Banking and Finance Law consists of nine modules in total, including a dissertation of up to 15,000 words.  

The option modules listed are those that are most likely to be available, but they may be subject to change.

Year one

Core modules

  • International Banking and Finance Law (15 credits)
  • International Financial Crime (15 credits)
  • Research Methods (15 credits).

Option modules

You will study five modules from this list, or four of them, plus one optional module from any of our other LLM courses.

  • Contemporary Research Project (15 credits)
  • Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility (15 credits)
  • Globalisation and the Law (15 credits)
  • Information Technology Law (15 credits)
  • International Commercial Disputes (15 credits)
  • International Competition Law and Policy (15 credits)
  • International Contracts (15 credits)
  • International Employment Law (15 credits)
  • International Intellectual Property Law (15 credits)
  • Shipping Law (15 credits)
  • World Trade Organisation Law (15 credits).
  • Dissertation


    (60 credits)

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