The aims of this programme are to introduce you to the major regulatory and contractual issues in international financial services law and to relate these to broader business law issues. The contemporary problems and challenges to banking regulation and the global architecture of international finance will be addressed too. The programme is suitable for graduates in law seeking careers in legal practice in any developed or developing country with a financial services or business law profile. It is also suitable for those looking to work directly in the financial services industry, especially those interested in compliance issues.
Students take taught course units to a total value of 120 credits. This involves taking one compulsory course unit ( International Financial Services Regulation ) of 30 credit value, and the remaining 90 credits from an approved list of commercial law options. Each individual course unit is of either 15 or 30 credits value.
The LL.M in International Financial Law will typically offer optional course units in The Laws & Practice of International Banking & Finance ; International Sale of Goods ; Banking & Payment in International Sales ; International Economic Law and Legal Issues in Emerging Markets (along with several other more generic optional course units).
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.