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Regulation and Compliance (London), M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #119 (QS) ,
There is a high demand from the industry for highly-skilled professionals with a strong understanding of regulation and compliance disciplines. Regulation and Compliance (London) offered at Queen Mary University of London introduces students to the critical role played by compliance and regulation in Global Markets.



Students studying on the programme will have an exposure to the cutting-edge approaches in dealing with practical issues in compliance and regulation. Regulation and Compliance (London) offered at Queen Mary University of London contains a range of both general and specialist modules in London, or Distance Learning, to tailor the programme to the student's specific needs. Students have the option of specialising in one of the following sectors:

  • Financial Institution
  • Data protection and Intellectual Property
  • Business and Insurance Law
  • Energy.


The School of Law has consistently been ranked in the top 10 law schools in the UK for the quality of our research and teaching, and many of our internationally recognised staff act as advisers to governments, industry and NGOs, both nationally and internationally.

The Postgraduate Law Centre is based in Lincoln’s Inn Fields, Holborn, the legal district of London, close to law firms, chambers and the Royal Courts of Justice.

  • There is a very high rate of employment of our students within six months of graduation.
  • You will benefit from the expertise of the law careers adviserswho organise events and internship opportunities with top UK and international law firms.
  • Many of our internationally recognised staff act as advisers to governments, industry, regulatory authorities and NGOs, both nationally and internationally.
  • You will be able to attend the Critical Thinking and Writing in Law programme to improve your writing and research in law skills.
  • You will be able to take part in networking and social events run by the Queen Mary Postgraduate Law Society and upon graduating join our extensive alumni network.
  • Professional module exemptions are available for the Chartered Banker Diploma from the Chartered Banker Institute.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Compliance systems in practice 
  • Principles of Regulation
  • Law and Ethics in Finance 
  • Specialist Case Study 
  • Dissertation 
  • In addition to compulsory modules students will take 3 electives from the following specialisations.
  • Financial Institutions specialisation
  • EU financial and Monetary Law
  • Law of Finance and Foreign Investment in Emerging Economies
  • Regulation of Financial Markets
  • Compliance in Global context
  • Islamic Finance and Commercial Law
  • Securities Regulations
  • Banking Law
  • Insurance Regulations
  • Corporate Governance and Responsibility in Finance
  • Data protection and IP
  • Corporate Copyright Law
  • Comparative law of Patents and Trade Secrets
  • EU Data Protection Law
  • International Law of Patents and Related Rights
  • Design and Intellectual Property: EU and US
  • The Law or Registered Trade Marks
  • Information Security and the Law

                                                                            Detailed Programme Facts

                                                                            • Programme intensity

                                                                              You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

                                                                              • Full-time duration 12 months
                                                                              • Average part-time duration 24 months
                                                                            • Credits
                                                                              180 alternative credits
                                                                            • Languages
                                                                              • English
                                                                            • Delivery mode
                                                                              On Campus

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                                                                            Academic Requirements

                                                                            You need the following GPA score:

                                                                            Required score: Upper Second Class

                                                                            Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

                                                                            Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

                                                                            Applicants should have a 2.1 honours degree, or equivalent. Applicants with substantial professional experience may also qualify. If your first language is not English, you must provide evidence of your English language proficiency. 

                                                                            Tuition Fee

                                                                            • International

                                                                              22150 GBP/year
                                                                              Tuition Fee
                                                                              Based on the original amount of 22150 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
                                                                            • EU/EEA

                                                                              15100 GBP/year
                                                                              Tuition Fee
                                                                              Based on the original amount of 15100 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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                                                                            Home and EU students Part time £7,550

                                                                            International students Part time £11,075

                                                                            Living costs for London

                                                                            • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
                                                                              Living Costs

                                                                            The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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