The Masters in Corporate & Financial Law provides a specialist focus on transactions, markets and global regulatory issues. Modern lawyers need to understand the structure and interplay of both corporate and financial law both at domestic and international level.
* LLM: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time
There is a high demand for law professionals with expertise in both corporate and financial law. You will be well placed for roles in law firms, banks, insurers, asset managers, regulators and international organisations.
You will focus on key areas such as the legal framework for equity capital, issuing debt, takeovers and insolvency. The programme covers both the private law focus on the structuring of individual transactions, and the public law focus on the regulation of financial institutions and markets. You will be taught by a team of academics with practical experience of transactions and regulatory issues.
You will take four courses and submit a dissertation on an approved topic. Courses are delivered through a blend of lectures and seminar style teaching.
* Corporate finance
* Corporate governance
* Debt finance and security
* International financial regulation
* International finance law
* International investment law
* International merger control
* International tax law
* Law of commercial banking
* Transnational commercial law (subject to approval).
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.