LLM International Banking and Finance Law

University of Leeds, Faculty of Education, Social Sciences, and Law

Program Description

LLM International Banking and Finance Law

University of Leeds, Faculty of Education, Social Sciences, and Law

LLM International Banking and Finance Law

If you want to ...

  • explore the catalysts and consequences of banking crises in today's world
  • examine international approaches to banking supervision
  • discover the legal process involved in the regulation of banks
  • study syndicated lending and the issuing of bonds on the international capital markets

... then consider LLM International Banking and Finance Law.

"Our depth of expertise in international banking and finance law makes us a leading center for this increasingly popular and important topic, attracting students at all levels, from undergraduate to PhD." Professor Andrew Campbell, Professor of International Banking and Finance Law.

LLM International Banking and Finance Law is a distinctive programme that provides a comprehensive postgraduate study package in the area of banking and finance law.

This LLM gives you the opportunity to learn about the international regulatory frameworks in which banks and other financial institutions operate, as well as commercial financial issues such as the legal framework for international syndicated loans, bond issues, secured credit, and insolvency.

You will investigate and apply the complex rules of banking and finance law to novel problems and real-world and hypothetical scenarios. You will also critically evaluate the legal rules and underlying policies concerning banking and finance law, and undertake independent research and construct the legal argument in the appropriate form.

We teach LLM International Banking and Finance Law from an international perspective and do not simply focus on English law. This makes the programme very appealing to students from countries with established financial services sectors, such as the United Kingdom and the United States, as well as those countries in the process of developing their financial services industries, such as Brazil, Russia, India, China and the Arab Gulf States. We designed this course to benefit you, regardless of your country of origin.

Career possibilities

LLM International Banking and Finance Law is appropriate should you wish to embark upon a career in legal practice, the public sector -- working at the central bank, a financial sector regulator or an international organisation -- or any career where success is built upon the ability to understand, analyse and respond to developments in international banking and finance law.

In addition, the increasing amount of financial litigation and arbitration provides many opportunities for practicing lawyers in banking and finance law. A number of our students also remain with us to pursue a further research career as PhD students. Why study with us? Here, at the School of Law, our LLM Banking and Finance Law programme offers you ...

A supportive learning environment

The School of Law provides a supportive learning environment, individual pastoral support, a compact teaching framework within smaller group settings and an opportunity to undertake a larger research project with appropriate mentoring and support.

A supplementary academic and professional skills programme

If you study with us, you will also benefit from our academic skills programme. This ten-week programme runs alongside your taught academic programme and is specifically designed to meet the needs of home and international students in the School of Law.

This programme provides an opportunity to refine and develop the academic and transferable skills required for you to excel during your taught postgraduate programmes, as well as prepare for professional roles after graduation. Previous programmes have included workshops on analytical skills, presentation skills, career planning, and dissertation writing.

The opportunity to study at a leading research-led university

LLM International Banking and Finance Law is offered within the dynamic Centre for Business Law and Practice with all the facilities that a leading research-led university offers. This includes opportunities for extra-curricular activities that enhance transferable skills and develop a knowledge of law’s impact in the wider world.

Teaching by experts

Most teaching staff on the programme are members of the Centre for Business Law and Practice and are experts in their field.

A number of staff that teaches the modules have an international reputation and are regularly invited to speak at conferences. The syllabi of the modules draw on their expertise and experience, ensuring that you are exposed to current issues and important questions engaging academics and the wider community.

A climate of research excellence

You will learn within a large and well-respected research center for a business law that offers research excellence at international level, with eighteen members including six professors.

The School of Law was awarded an ‘outstanding’ rating in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, a rating that reflects the international quality of our research.

Industry-influenced knowledge

The Centre for Business Law and Practice offers a wide range of experience and expertise in a number of fields, with links to the business community through, for example, the Advisory Board, which includes practitioners amongst its members. Industry and professional speakers regularly participate in conference and seminar events, which students are encouraged to attend and a number of teaching staff are qualified in the legal profession.

Research environment

LLM International Banking and Finance Law is a postgraduate programme of study that enables you to learn from experts in the Centre for Business Law and Practice and across the School of Law.

The teaching staff has recognized expertise covering a broad spectrum of the business law, from corporate, banking and financial services to competition, world trade and insolvency.

Centre for Business Law and Practice

The Centre for Business Law and Practice has an established, recognized and dynamic research culture, exhibiting a wide and broad knowledge base, caliber of research strengths, and international reputation of many of its members.

Staff within the Centre have a successful track record in applying for significant research funds, both individually and collaboratively. Centre members have published widely on many aspects of Business law, both domestic and international.

The center promotes, and you have the opportunity to be exposed to, all forms of research, including doctrinal, theoretical (including socio-legal) and empirical.

As a postgraduate student, you can participate in research events -- for example, the seminar series -- and there is a regular timetable of high profile conferences, attracting both national and international delegates and speakers from academia, industry and the legal profession.

Studying with the Centre gives you the valuable opportunity to develop your knowledge in an environment that offers cutting-edge research, cited by the courts and referenced by policymakers with respected academics leading research agendas in their field.

Key information

  • September start
  • 12 months full-time
  • 24 months part-time
  • PGDip, PGCert also available
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated January 20, 2018
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This course is Campus based
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12 - 24 months
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United Kingdom - Leeds, England
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