Knowledge of corporate finance law is essential for lawyers, bankers and financiers who are keen to develop professional skills in corporate fundraising, deal structures and transactional management. This course offers an enhanced qualification for professionals working or planning to work in a technically demanding and dynamic global industry. It will appeal to both recent graduates and practitioners considering various fields of work, including law, investment banking, corporate finance, private equity, securities, investments, financial regulation, government agencies and international financial authorities.
The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course.
The option modules are recommended if you are looking to specialise in the financial industry. If you opt for the dissertation you must select four option modules. If you opt for the project you must choose five option modules.
Please note that option modules are subject to student demand and staffing availability, therefore not all modules will be offered in the same academic year.
Investment Banking Principles and Practices
Legal Aspects of Corporate Finance
International Banking Law and Regulation
International Project Finance Law
Islamic Finance and Securitisation
Money Laundering and Corporate Fraud
Modules from other Postgraduate Law courses
You will need to hold a good Second Class Honours degree (or non-UK equivalent) with an average of 55 per cent or above in Law or a related subject. We will also consider applicants who lack standard qualifications but have significant professional or managerial experience in a relevant field.
If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 overall, with 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
The University offers pre-sessional summer programmes if you need to improve your English before starting your course.
This course will be of benefit if you are seeking to work in any of the range of disciplines involved in corporate finance law, including accountancy, corporate banking, corporate finance, corporate law, investment banking, private equity and venture capital, as well as in related fields.
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