Law and Finance

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 11.4 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 11.4 k / Year(s)  
160 place StudyQA ranking:11669 Duration:12 months

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MSc Law and Finance is one of the very few specialised law and finance postgraduate programmes in the UK.

Our programme will enable you to develop knowledge and skills in relation to the law, economics and finance governing international business and finance in the UK, in Europe and at a global level.

You will gain an in-depth understanding of the interdisciplinary issues of law and finance, and acquire valuable skills to address matters of financial law, business and regulation.

Experts from both the School of Law and Leeds University Business School teach the core and optional modules in this interdisciplinary programme, and we have carefully chosen each module so that you develop a sound understanding of the key issues in law and finance.

Career possibilitiesMSc Law and Finance is an excellent postgraduate programme of study should you have an interest in the interaction between law and finance and a background in law or business.

Again, if you wish to pursue a career in a law firm that specialises in financial transactions or a financial services institution such as a bank, credit company or an appropriate regulator, MSc Law and Finance will give you the skills and knowledge you require.

If you want to ... * explore corporate law and corporate governance
* examine the principles of the Law of Credit and Security
* understand how to analyse and present statistical data
* learn how to interpret financial accounting information
* make effective financial decisions in a corporate enterprise

... then consider MSc Law and Finance.

Compulsory modulesCorporate Law explores the legal nature of companies with an emphasis on the limited liability company and the separate personality of such companies. You will examine the constitution of companies and issues relating to contracting. You will also address issues surrounding corporate governance, directors duties and shareholders, and takeover regulation.

International Law of Credit and Security is designed to develop a critical understanding of the general principles of the Law of Credit and Security with emphasis upon their application to particular transactions. You will explore English and US law as well as considering more general international developments, including the United Nations Commission for International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) legislative guide on secured transactions.

Postgraduate Legal Research Skills aims to prepare you for blegal research required for seminar preparation, coursework assignments and for writing dissertations in law. The module focuses on instilling the fundamental research skills that you need to undertake any type of legal research.

Quantitative Methods provides an understanding of quantitative methodologies and ways to analyse and present data by focusing on business mathematics, descriptive statistics, probability, hypothesis testing and techniques for statistical analysis.

Accounting for Managers considers the preparation and interpretation of financial statements, and principles of costing. It moves on to examine the use of accounting information for planning, decision making, performance measurement and control.

Corporate Finance provides a critical understanding of the principles for effective financial decision-making in a corporate enterprise. You will study corporate financial objectives and agency theory; risks, returns and portfolio theory; the efficient market hypothesis; and capital investment decisions. The module also examines the valuation of equity, capital structure decisions, payout policy decisions, and mergers and acquisitions.

Dissertation (in Law or Business) will enable you to develop your research and writing skills with reference to a topic in Law or Finance. You will describe the topic and provide a critique based on the chosen premise.

Optional modules * Advanced Corporate Law
* Alternative Dispute Resolution
* Central Issues in Arbitration
* Conflict of Laws in Business Transactions
* Corporate Governance
* Corporate Law
* Environmental Law The Regulation of Pollution
* Financial Reporting and Regulation
* Forensic Accounting and Finance
* Insolvency Law
* International Banking Law: Capital Markets and Loans
* International Banking Law: The Regulatory Framework
* International Competition Law
* International Corporate Governance
* International Corporate Rescue
* International Economic Law
* International Law of Credit and Security
* International Sales Law
* International Trade Finance Law
* Islamic Banking and Finance
* The International Law of Foreign Investment
* Trade Marks, Geographical Indications, Designs and Trade Secrets
* World Trade Organisation Law

Programme structureYou will be taught through weekly and fortnighly seminars and lectures over two semesters. You will also receive separate dissertation supervision.

AssessmentYou will be assessed through coursework or exams.

The entrance requirements for our postgraduate taught schemes are that you must normally possess an upper second class honours degree or non-UK equivalent.If you do not meet the standard academic entry requirements, we will give consideration to relevant and substantial work experience of more than five years. In this case, we will require a full CV, describing the relevant work experience, with your application.We also encourage applicants with professional qualifications or substantial professional experience to apply.The School has a minimum requirement. * TOEFL score on the internet-based test: at least 92 with, at least, 22 in listening, 22 in reading, 23 in speaking and 22 in writing. * A minimum IELTS (academic) score of 6.5 with at least 6.5 in listening and reading and at least 6.0 in writing and speaking.The School keeps its requirements under review and may request a higher level of proficiency. The University of Leeds Language Centre can provide more details on your English requirements. Language Centre pre-sessional courseThe Language Centre also provides the Academic English for Postgraduate Studies pre-sessional course that is designed to help international students develop the necessary language and academic study skills required for successful study on a taught postgraduate degree programme. Pre-sessional courses start in September, January, April, July or August.For further information, please visit the Language Centres website or contact the Language Centre via email.We will also accept the following. * English Cambridge Proficiency Certificate: Grade C or above * Advanced Certificate of English: Grade C or above * IGCSE or O level: Grade C or above * All India 'Standard 12': minimum of 70 per centWe also accept other alternative qualifications to IELTS and TOEFL tests. Alternative accepted qualifications to IELTS and TOEFL tests It is not sufficient for you to submit a letter from your university that states that you can use the English language to a good standard. This is not relevant evidence. You must submit one of the documents above or be intending to take one of the tests noted above.Important information about language testsNew British government regulations state that an ... * IELTS * TOEFL iBT * or PET Academic... test score must be less than two years old when the University of Leeds issues a Certificate of Approved Study (CAS) to an international student that has been offered a place on a postgraduate taught programme.An international student requires a CAS in order to obtain a British student visa.What this time limit means for youWhen you apply to one of our postgraduate courses, you must ensure that your English Language Test score will be less than two years old when we make a decision on your application. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL iBT® test: 92 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.
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