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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.

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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
Law and NBS Building, City Campus East

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2019

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You will study alongside a diverse cohort of LLM Law framework students, and have the flexibility to choose modules which inspire you and support your career aspirations. 

You will study International Finance in your first semester. This module introduces you to the law and practice of international finance and is useful for anyone who will be employed in a commercial environment. Alongside that you will study Research for Advanced Legal Studies, which will equip you with the skills you need to thrive on the course. The third module you will study is Financial Crime, a module where you will study the various international and national legal and regulatory frameworks to combat financial crime.

In the second semester you will study a specialist module on Corporate Finance. Led by an academic with an international reputation for research in International Finance, this module will analyse legal and practical issues that arise when considering the different types of structures companies use to raise capital. It will give you an understanding of the rationale behind the differing financial structures open to companies when raising finance. You will also study International Disupte Resolution and Sales and Acquisitions, both of which are crucial in deepening your understanding of International Finance. In the third semester In the third semester you will undertake a dissertation on an area of International Finance that you want to explore in detail. 

You will learn through lectures, seminars and group work, all supported by advanced TEL (Technology Enhanced Learning). You will have access to our eLearning platform Blackboard, where you can re-watch all Panopto-recorded lectures and read workshop presentation slides at your own pace. You may even be able to undertake your dissertation from home – in the UK or internationally – through the Blackboard Collaborate function. 

Your assessment throughout will be coursework-based, with no exams. 

Please note that to graduate with your specialist bracketed award you must undertake at least two taught modules within that specialism, and base your final research project on a topic in that area. It will be possible to switch specialism after the first semester if your contextual module was relevant to your new choice. If you don’t meet these conditions, you will graduate with an LLM Law. 

 

 

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The teaching staff at Northumbria Law School have a remarkable international reputation. They are carrying out cutting-edge research in established and emerging areas of law, and many are respected practitioners as well as theorists.

Lecturers on this course have expertise and experience in the areas of international treaties, corporate debt and restructuring, and sales, acquisitions and equity; knowledge that you can draw on for your LLM project.

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Northumbria Law School provides first-class teaching in a world-class environment. You will be based in our award-winning City Campus East building, which houses our mock courtroom and Student Law Office as well as an array of lecture theatres, classrooms and a dedicated postgraduate study area. 

It is also home to our specialist Law Practice Library, which contains practitioner materials as well as a wide variety of journals, databases, and law reports. The range and depth of resources reflects our position as the largest law school in the North East region.

The 24/7 University Library achieves some of the highest levels of student satisfaction in the UK, and has held the Cabinet Office accreditation for Customer Service Excellence since 2010. 

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You will be immersed in research-rich learning from the outset of your studies. The lecturers who lead each specialism are at the forefront of research in that area, and will take every opportunity to engage you in their ongoing work.

You will also develop your own skills as a researcher, learning to critically reflect on your own and others’ work, challenge your own thinking, and justify your own work in the context of wider theories and practice.

The Legal Research Project in semester three is your opportunity to undertake a substantial piece of legal research on a topic you’re truly passionate about, guided by a tutor with relevant expertise. It may take the form of a dissertation but may equally be work-based or practical in nature, and will allow you to contribute to the creation of new knowledge within International Finance.

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You will graduate from this course with independence of thought, boundless curiosity and a talent for collaboration – traits valued by every employer. 

If you already have a qualifying UK law degree, this course will help you to enhance your CV with a specialism so that you stand out when competing for training contracts. 

If you are joining us from another legal jurisdiction you will be able to apply your specialist skills and knowledge in your home country, contributing to local priorities for growth in relevant areas. For students from countries that follow the Bologna Process and require two year of postgraduate study, it will be possible to study the LLM framework twice, choosing a different specialism each time. You will qualify for an alumni discount on the second year.

Students who have qualifications or careers in related areas will acquire valuable contextual understanding that helps them stand out among their peers. 

This course is also an excellent route to PhD study if you are seeking an academic career within the field of law.

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Entry Requirements 2019/20

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 2019/20 Entry

Full UK Fee: £7,995

Full EU Fee: £7,995

Full International Fee: £15,000

ADDITIONAL COSTS

There are no Additional Costs

FUNDING INFORMATION

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