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  • Objectives
    We offer seven specialist modules in aspects of banking, finance and insurance law, as well as a wide range of other business law options, enabling you to really specialise in this complex but important area. The course is centred on the needs of the modern professional lawyer working or intending to work in an international banking or insurance law environment. The course of legal study is set in a broad context while giving you a detailed knowledge and depth of understanding. Tuition is through seminars for which you will be expected to come prepared and willing to contribute to a discussion. Participation will help you develop analytical, critical, communication and research skills useful not only for your studies but on which you can build in your future career. A compulsory one-week foundation programme precedes the first semester to provide you with a foundation in common law and EC legal principles, skills of information technology, legal writing, library research and examination techniques.
  • Entry requirements
    Normally a UK or overseas degree in law of at least lower second class or its equivalent. Alternatively, a non-law degree plus a professional legal qualification. Prior certificated learning may be given credit.
  • Academic Title
    LLM International Banking and Insurance Law
  • Course description
    Course structure
    You can choose to take either eight taught modules and a research essay, or six taught law modules and a dissertation. Students who wish to undertake a dissertation or are required to do so by employers/sponsors must discuss the topic of the dissertation with the Course Leader before undertaking it, so that an appropriate topic can be approved and an appropriate supervisor allocated.

    You will study some compulsory modules, and then may choose from those modules listed here or from any of the extensive list of Comparative Business Law modules OR from approved modules in related, non-law postgraduate courses offered by other departments of the University. You will not be permitted to take modules from other courses if broadly the same material is covered - please check with the department for further details.

    All students must in addition take Researching Business Law.

    -The Banking and Insurance Law modules include:
    -Law of International Banking and Finance
    -Law of International Banking Transactions
    -Comparative Law and Regulation of Financial Markets in the UK
    -Principles of International Insurance Law
    -International Insurance: Specific Non-Marine Insurance
    -International Insurance: Marine Insurances or
    -Comparative Law of Financial Crime

    Attendance & duration
    Full-time: 1 year
    Part-time (eve): 2 - 5 years
    Part-time (day): 2 - 5 years

    Tuition fees
    Full-time (EU) £3,960
    Full-time (non-EU) £8,550
    Part-time (EU) £1,980
    (fees for first year based on completing in 2 years)
    Part-time (EU)
    per 20 credit module £440
    Part-time (non-EU) £4,275
    (fees for first year based on completing in 2 years)
    Part-time (non-EU)
    per 20 credit module £950


    Examples of complementary modules:

    -Comparative Company Law
    -E-commerce and the Law
    -Legal Issues of Business Ethics
    -Tax Treaties and Current Issues of International Taxation
    -Read more details about the modules

    Assessment
    Assessment is through a mix of seen and unseen examination questions and independently researched work.

    Career opportunities
    This degree provides highly specialised knowledge and skills for students who wish to be practitioners. A Masters degree in law is a natural stepping-stone towards an MPhil or PhD.

    Attendance & duration
    Full-time: 1 year
    Part-time (eve): 2 - 5 years
    Part-time (day): 2 - 5 years

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