This innovative and interdisciplinary programme meets the growing demand for professionals with financial and legal expertise by combining theory and practice to deliver one of the very few specialised law and finance postgraduate programmes in the UK.
The Law and Finance course from University of Leeds will enable you to develop knowledge and skills in relation to the law, economics and finance governing international law and finance both in the UK, Europe and at a global level.
Whether your background is weighted more towards the legal or financial field, dedicated support ensures that you will gain the necessary analytical, financial and legal skills early in the programme to be able to succeed.
You will benefit from a compulsory programme in the week before the academic year begins to ensure that all students have the required finance and elementary legal skills prior to the start of teaching. This induction programme is delivered by the School of Law and Business School. The programme focuses on a range of areas including quantitative skills. This combines with support provided by the School of Law early in the programme to ensure that all students have the requisite detailed legal skills required for the programme and to understand the latest legal frameworks and legislation which apply to this rapidly moving sector. International students will have the opportunity for additional in-sessional language support.
Graduates with masters-level knowledge in both the legal and financial fields possess a rare skillset, which is highly sought-after by employers.
In addition to the possibility of pursuing further research and/or doctoral study, the course will equip graduates to pursue a range of careers. In particular, the courses will be of benefit to graduates wishing to work in financial institutions; banks; the financial services industry; government; international organisations; non-governmental organisations (NGOs); and international media or journalism. Possible career destinations for graduates from this programme include commercial banking; investment banking; hedge fund managing; venture capitalism; market regulation; compliance; accountancy; management consultancy; or even becoming entrepreneurs by starting their own business.
Recent graduates have gone on to work in the UK and overseas in a range of sectors and professions including accountancy firms, law firms, audit, higher education and beyond. Many also pursue further study by commencing PhD research.
Modules are subject to change. Typical examples include:
- Corporate Finance and Securities Law
- Principles of International Financial Law
- Quantitative Methods
- Corporate Finance
- Financial Reporting and Analysis
- Postgraduate Legal Research Skills
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesFinance Business Law Legal Studies View 475 other Masters in Legal Studies in United Kingdom
- A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in law or a relevant business degree such as accounting, finance, economics or mathematics. Applicants without a law degree will nevertheless be expected to have taken some law modules at undergraduate level or during previous postgraduate study.
Living costs for Leeds
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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