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International Financial Regulation and Corporate Law LLM

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Subject area: Law
Mode of study

1-year full-time (September); 15-months full-time (January); 2-years part-time (September); 27-months part-time (January)

PG code

M221PIFRCRL

Start date

January, September

Overview

Please note for January 2018 entry, the application deadline is Friday 1st December 2017. Any applications after this date will be considered on an individual basis, subject to course vacancies.

Postgraduate Loans: From 1 August 2017 , students who live in England will be able to apply for a Postgraduate Loan in academic year 2017/18 of up to £10,280. Find out more

Not all options * for this course are eligible for the Postgraduate loan. (* distance learning /January start or part-time option). If you are unsure you can contact the Student Centre, +44 (0) 1895 268268, email us: student.centre@brunel.ac.uk

The Brunel International Financial Regulation and Corporate Law LLM is designed for graduates interested in specialising in the growing field of financial regulation and corporate law in the international context.

Our programme, one of the few of its kind in the UK, will give you a solid grounding in the principles, procedures and practices underpinning international financial services regulation and the opportunity, through our range of elective modules, to tailor your studies to your legal interests and career objectives.

You can choose to study full-time (one year) or part-time (two years) and to begin your course in September or January.

As financial services become increasingly global, and with the effects of Brexit on the sector still unknown, employers are looking for job candidates with the specialist skills required to stay on top of the changing regulatory environment. Your International Financial Regulation and Corporate Law LLM will give you that expertise and improve your career prospects whether in a law practice, the industry itself or academia.

Enquiries

Contact our Enquiries team.
Course Enquiries: +44 (0)1895 265599 (before you submit an application)
Admissions Office: +44 (0)1895 265265 (after you submit an application)


Course content

Coursework for this LLM consists of compulsory and optional modules and a 15,000 word dissertation on a legal topic of your choice.
Full-time students should complete four modules per term, excluding the dissertation. Part-time students should complete two modules per term, excluding the dissertation.
Modules can vary from year to year.

Compulsory modules

Term I

  • Theory of International Financial Regulation1
  • Corporate Law I1
  • Corporate Law II2

Term II

  • Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility 1
  • Practice of International Financial Regulation1

The superscript 1 or 2 indicates which year of study each module will normally take place in for part-time students.

Optional modules

Term I

  • EU Competition Law 2
  • Principles of International Commercial Arbitration 2
  • World Trade Organisation (WTO) Law 2
  • Privacy and Data Protection 2

Term II

  • International Trade Law 1 or 2
  • Practice of International Commercial Arbitration 2

The superscript 1 or 2 indicates which year of study each module will normally take place in for part-time students.

Read more about the structure of postgraduate degrees at Brunel and what you will learn on the course.

Entry criteria 2018/19

  • A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree, or equivalent internationally recognised qualification, in Law.
  • Other related disciplines and qualifications will be considered, and in such cases assessed on an individual basis by the Postgraduate Director, and an interview may be required.

Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year.


International and EU entry requirements

If your country or institution is not listed or if you are not sure whether your institution is eligible, please contact Admissions

This information is for guidance only by Brunel University London and by meeting the academic requirements does not guarantee entry for our courses as applications are assessed on case-by-case basis.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 65% (min 60% in all areas)

You can find out more about the qualifications we accept on our English Language Requirements page.

If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must prove knowledge of the English language so that we can issue you a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS). To do this, you will need an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity SELT test pass gained from a test centre approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and on the Secure English Language Testing (SELT) list. This must have been taken and passed within two years from the date the CAS is made.

Should you wish to take a pre-sessional English course to improve your English prior to starting your degree course, you must sit the test at an approved SELT provider for the same reason.

We offer our own BrunELT English Test and have pre-sessional English language courses for students who do not meet requirements or who wish to improve their English. You can find out more information on English courses and test options at the Brunel Language Centre.

Teaching and learning

Brunel Law School is research driven and was ranked 14th in the UK for REF Intensity in Law in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2014). Through their research, our lecturers are constantly extending the boundaries of domestic and international legal scholarship, which means your education will be innovative, inspiring and truly up-to-date.

Your course will be delivered through lectures, seminars, coursework and exams. You’ll also learn through:

  • research centre activities and research trips
  • contributing to newsletters
  • making oral presentations
  • attending law film screenings
  • participating in debating events and reading group sessions.

There will be 16 hours of teaching per 15-credit module each teaching term, and classes are taught in groups of approximately 30 students.

Assessment and feedback

Modules are assessed by combinations of coursework, contribution to seminars, oral presentations and ‘seen’ examinations. In the final year you are also required to write a dissertation.

Fees and funding

Fees for 2018/19 entry

UK/EU students: £9,750 full-time; £4,875 part-time

International students: £16,200 full-time; £8,100 part-time

Additional course related costs

Read about funding opportunities available to postgraduate students

UK/EU students can opt to pay in six equal monthly instalments: the first instalment is payable on enrolment and the remaining five by Direct Debit or credit/debit card.

Overseas students can opt to pay in two instalments: 60% on enrolment, and 40% in January for students who commence their course in September (or the remaining 40% in March for selected courses that start in January).

Fees quoted are per year and may be subject to an annual increase. Home/EU undergraduate student fees are regulated and are currently capped at £9,250 per year; any changes will be subject to changes in government policy. International and postgraduate fees will increase annually in line with RPI, or 5%, whichever is the lesser.

There is a range of financial support available to help you fund your studies. Find out about postgraduate student funding options.