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International Financial Services Law, LL.M.

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  • 12 months
University rank #185 (QS) Dublin, Ireland
This International Financial Services Law programme at University College Dublin equips students with a detailed knowledge and understanding of the law and market practice in the provisions of international financial services, a key component of the Irish economy.


It is a valuable qualification for financial services lawyers and professionals who wish to enhance and update their knowledge of legal principles and market practice and for financial services industry participants for who knowledge of legal practice is a necessary component of their professional legal practice. The International Financial Services Law programme at University College Dublin is a follow-on to the Diploma Progamme in International Financial Services Law, and is offered in partnership with the Law Society Finuas Network.

Learning outcomes

Students are challenged to understand and think critically about various facets of international financial services law, in its broader social and political context. The understanding thereby acquired is also relevant to their contribution as citizens in an increasingly wide range of areas.

To these ends, the programme makes intensive use of teaching, learning and assessment approaches such as small-group teaching, in-class presentations (individual and group), problem-based learning and academic writing. A 30 credit dissertation on a topic devised by the student is an integral part of the programme.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Regulatory Governance
  • Advanced Issues in European Competition Law
  • Corporate Governance
  • Digital Investigations&the Law
  • Law and Governance of the EU
  • Online Regulation
  • Data Protection and Privacy: European and US Perspectives
  • Transactions: Construction, Critique and Contestation
  • Commercial Networks: Business, Law and Relationships
  • International Tax Law

Detailed Programme Facts

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    Most courses operate a rolling admissions policy with decisions being taken as soon as possible after receipt of completed applications. 

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    90 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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General Requirements

Applicants must hold a law degree or an inter-disciplinary degree in which law was a major component Applicants must demonstrate that they have professional knowledge and/or experience of international financial services law to include:

  • Law of credit to include security techniques related to financial collateral
  • Law and regulation of derivatives
  • Securitisation
  • Set off and netting of financial contracts.

Tuition Fee

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    12575 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12575 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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