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In a global economy increasingly vulnerable to the behaviour of financial markets, strong oversight and regulation of the financial services sector is vital. Professionals operating in this high stakes field require a detailed understanding of the complex legislation, as well as the ability to step back and see the full picture to make informed decisions.

As part of Northumbria’s innovative and flexible LLM Law framework, the International Finance specialism has been designed to meet the needs of legal practitioners within this field, as well as finance professionals who may benefit from a deeper contextual understanding.

It is not necessary to have an undergraduate law qualification and there are no jurisdictional restrictions, so you will be part of a diverse and intellectually stimulating cohort. You will learn from each other’s experiences in a relaxed and collaborative environment.

Northumbria Law School is one of the largest law school in the UK, and houses academics with an international reputation for research in International Finance. You will benefit from our strong links with the North East legal community, and learn from staff who continue to undertake high profile work in legal practice.

Engaging in the LLM Law’s specialist areas of contemporary and innovative legal study, within an established postgraduate legal qualification, provides you with a remarkable opportunity to enhance your career.

Course Information

Level of Study
Postgraduate

Mode of Study
1 year Full Time

Department
Northumbria Law School

Location
City Campus, Northumbria University

City
Newcastle

Fee Information

Module Information

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Entry Requirements 2021/22

Standard Entry

Applicants should normally have:

A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in either law, a relevant social science based discipline, or a relevant non-law degree.

Relevant professional qualifications or suitable work experience will also be considered.

International qualifications:

If you have studied a non UK qualification, you can see how your qualifications compare to the standard entry criteria, by selecting the country that you received the qualification in, from our country pages. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry
 
English Language requirements
 
International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS.  You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

Fees and Funding 2021/22 Entry

Full UK Fee: TBC

Full EU Fee: TBC

Full International Fee: TBC



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Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

LW7040 -

International Finance (Core,20 Credits)

In this module you will learn to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the policy, principles, law, regulations and practice of international finance. You will critically evaluate and analyse the theory, law and practice relating to international finance and you will be able to select and apply appropriate legal rules to provide solutions to complex legal problems. The module covers the following topics: (1) Financial Law Theory, (2) Components of Substantive Finance Law, (3) Understanding Finance Regulation Financial Crises, (4) Financial Products and Innovation Financial Practice, (5) Finance and Insolvency (6) Security (7) Questions of Jurisdiction.

More information

LW7088 -

Research for Advanced Legal Studies (Core,20 Credits)

This module offers a critical introduction to legal research methods. It is designed to ensure that you will be able to confidently embark on legal research on your Masters programme whatever your academic background or jurisdiction. Your lectures are designed to refresh and develop your understanding of legal research techniques, referencing and evaluating sources. In your workshops you will be provided with opportunities to undertake and obtain feedback upon a series of legal research and writing tasks, thus enabling you to develop critical understanding of what it meant by effective legal research, and how you yourself can become an effective legal researcher.

More information

LW7089 -

Legal Research Project (LLM Framework) (Core,60 Credits)

In this module you will draw on your skills and knowledge acquired from the taught elements of the LLM branch specialism and will develop and refine these in the context of a self-chosen area of independent specialist study. You will develop; (1) your understanding and use of legal research techniques, (2) An ability to critically analyse and evaluate legal data, (3) the ability to handle complex legal material systematically and creatively including material at the forefront of the field of study, (4) a conceptual understanding of the research topic, (5) skill at showing a systematic understanding of knowledge and a critical awareness of current legal issues, (6) the ability to communicate legal information, arguments and conclusions within accepted academic conventions.

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LW7090 -

Financial Crime (Core,20 Credits)

The module will help you develop a critical understanding of financial crimes, their typologies and the legal and regulatory framework underpinning their prevention. It will also allow you to develop a critical understanding of the ethical and practical implications for individuals, institutions and society arising from investigation, prevention and detection of financial crimes such as money laundering, terrorist finance, bribery and corruption.

In this module, you will learn:
• The definition, characteristics and effects of financial crimes such as money laundering, corruption and bribery.
• National and international legal and regulatory requirements related to the combating of financial crime.
• Role and responsibilities regulators and regulated entities.
• Schemes used to commit financial crimes.
• Issues arising from the prosecuting of financial crime

More information

LW7092 -

International Dispute Resolution (Core,20 Credits)

In this module you will develop a critical understanding of the laws relating to international dispute resolution. You will examine: cover a range of key theoretical and practical concepts in international dispute resolution. You will examine the Jurisdiction of European Courts (including English Courts). The module will also examine the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgements within the European Union, Arbitration and Arbitral Awards and the Law applicable to Obligations (Contractual Obligations and Non-Contractual Obligations). This module will combine a doctrinal focus with an examination of real-world problems that require the engagement of international dispute resolution mechanisms. The awareness of such significant systems for dispute resolution will be attractive to employers and businesses who trade on a global level.

More information

LW7093 -

Corporate Finance (Core,20 Credits)

This module is designed to provide you with an appreciation of the law which forms the foundation of commercial practice with particular reference to corporate finance. The specific topics that you will be taught include; (1) drafting issues in financial contracts, (2) the international dimension to commercial finance, (3) different forms of security required by lending institutions, (4) issues relating to commercial risk, conduct and regulation issues. By the end of the module you will be able to identify and critically evaluate the different types of structures companies use to raise capital and understand the rationale behind the differing financial structures open to companies when raising finance. You will gain an understanding of the rationale behind a floatation, either as an initial public offering (IPO) or as a secondary offer. The module will explore the legal and regulatory requirements of an IPO and the effect of this on the company and its directors, and to demonstrate and understand the continuing obligations of listed companies after an IPO. You will also be able to critically comment on different types of corporate borrowing and different forms of security.

More information

LW7094 -

Sales and Acquisitions (Core,20 Credits)

This module covers the issues relevant to the successful sale and purchase of businesses in the modern world and will be of interest to any students entering commercial/corporate practice or involved in the financial services industry. The module will provide you with a sound overview of the practical, legal and taxation aspects of the sale and purchase of a business of company. At the end of the module you will be able to understand the structure of a sale and purchase and the implications for all parties on the choice of structure. You will also have developed skills of analysis and be able to apply the knowledge learned in a commercial context, skills which will be valued by employers.

More information

Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

LW7040 -

International Finance (Core,20 Credits)

In this module you will learn to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the policy, principles, law, regulations and practice of international finance. You will critically evaluate and analyse the theory, law and practice relating to international finance and you will be able to select and apply appropriate legal rules to provide solutions to complex legal problems. The module covers the following topics: (1) Financial Law Theory, (2) Components of Substantive Finance Law, (3) Understanding Finance Regulation Financial Crises, (4) Financial Products and Innovation Financial Practice, (5) Finance and Insolvency (6) Security (7) Questions of Jurisdiction.

More information

LW7088 -

Research for Advanced Legal Studies (Core,20 Credits)

This module offers a critical introduction to legal research methods. It is designed to ensure that you will be able to confidently embark on legal research on your Masters programme whatever your academic background or jurisdiction. Your lectures are designed to refresh and develop your understanding of legal research techniques, referencing and evaluating sources. In your workshops you will be provided with opportunities to undertake and obtain feedback upon a series of legal research and writing tasks, thus enabling you to develop critical understanding of what it meant by effective legal research, and how you yourself can become an effective legal researcher.

More information

LW7089 -

Legal Research Project (LLM Framework) (Core,60 Credits)

In this module you will draw on your skills and knowledge acquired from the taught elements of the LLM branch specialism and will develop and refine these in the context of a self-chosen area of independent specialist study. You will develop; (1) your understanding and use of legal research techniques, (2) An ability to critically analyse and evaluate legal data, (3) the ability to handle complex legal material systematically and creatively including material at the forefront of the field of study, (4) a conceptual understanding of the research topic, (5) skill at showing a systematic understanding of knowledge and a critical awareness of current legal issues, (6) the ability to communicate legal information, arguments and conclusions within accepted academic conventions.

More information

LW7090 -

Financial Crime (Core,20 Credits)

The module will help you develop a critical understanding of financial crimes, their typologies and the legal and regulatory framework underpinning their prevention. It will also allow you to develop a critical understanding of the ethical and practical implications for individuals, institutions and society arising from investigation, prevention and detection of financial crimes such as money laundering, terrorist finance, bribery and corruption.

In this module, you will learn:
• The definition, characteristics and effects of financial crimes such as money laundering, corruption and bribery.
• National and international legal and regulatory requirements related to the combating of financial crime.
• Role and responsibilities regulators and regulated entities.
• Schemes used to commit financial crimes.
• Issues arising from the prosecuting of financial crime

More information

LW7092 -

International Dispute Resolution (Core,20 Credits)

In this module you will develop a critical understanding of the laws relating to international dispute resolution. You will examine: cover a range of key theoretical and practical concepts in international dispute resolution. You will examine the Jurisdiction of European Courts (including English Courts). The module will also examine the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgements within the European Union, Arbitration and Arbitral Awards and the Law applicable to Obligations (Contractual Obligations and Non-Contractual Obligations). This module will combine a doctrinal focus with an examination of real-world problems that require the engagement of international dispute resolution mechanisms. The awareness of such significant systems for dispute resolution will be attractive to employers and businesses who trade on a global level.

More information

LW7093 -

Corporate Finance (Core,20 Credits)

This module is designed to provide you with an appreciation of the law which forms the foundation of commercial practice with particular reference to corporate finance. The specific topics that you will be taught include; (1) drafting issues in financial contracts, (2) the international dimension to commercial finance, (3) different forms of security required by lending institutions, (4) issues relating to commercial risk, conduct and regulation issues. By the end of the module you will be able to identify and critically evaluate the different types of structures companies use to raise capital and understand the rationale behind the differing financial structures open to companies when raising finance. You will gain an understanding of the rationale behind a floatation, either as an initial public offering (IPO) or as a secondary offer. The module will explore the legal and regulatory requirements of an IPO and the effect of this on the company and its directors, and to demonstrate and understand the continuing obligations of listed companies after an IPO. You will also be able to critically comment on different types of corporate borrowing and different forms of security.

More information

LW7094 -

Sales and Acquisitions (Core,20 Credits)

This module covers the issues relevant to the successful sale and purchase of businesses in the modern world and will be of interest to any students entering commercial/corporate practice or involved in the financial services industry. The module will provide you with a sound overview of the practical, legal and taxation aspects of the sale and purchase of a business of company. At the end of the module you will be able to understand the structure of a sale and purchase and the implications for all parties on the choice of structure. You will also have developed skills of analysis and be able to apply the knowledge learned in a commercial context, skills which will be valued by employers.

More information

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All information on this course page is accurate at the time of viewing.

Courses starting in 2021 are offered as a mix of online and face to face teaching due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

We continue to monitor government and local authority guidance in relation to Covid-19 and we are ready and able to flex accordingly to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.

Students will be required to attend campus as far as restrictions allow. Contact time will increase as restrictions ease, or decrease, potentially to a full online offer, should restrictions increase.

Our online activity will be delivered through Blackboard Ultra, enabling collaboration, connection and engagement with materials and people.

 

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