• Application Deadline
  • 28 months
    Duration
The Financial Services Law, Regulation and Compliance offered by De Montfort University is a course that has been designed in response to the growing demand for legal education in the financial services sectors. 

About

The Financial Services Law, Regulation and Compliance offered by De Montfort University provides a programme of postgraduate study, intended to develop academic knowledge and awareness of issues in financial services law, and increase understanding of the legal dimension to activities taking place in the financial services fields. 

This includes the extent to which they might give rise to legal issues. As well as deepening the understanding of the law in aforementioned areas, the focus throughout the programme also centres on the practical application of the law.

As well as deepening the understanding of the law in aforementioned areas, the focus throughout the programme also centres on the practical application of the law.

Why this course?

  • Develop a deep and practical understanding of financial services law, regulation and compliance
  • Critically evaluate the substantive legal principles and detailed regulatory requirements
  • Cultivate practical understanding of compliance issues
  • Expand critical thinking and autonomous learning skills, to enable students to gain knowledge in an area of considerable commercial interest which will enhance employability potential in the financial services (and other regulatory) sectors

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • The City of London and Development of Financial Services Law
  • Risk management and Stress Testing for Financial Services Organisations
  • Data Protection in Financial Services Organisations
  • Global Financial Crime
  • Compliance, Supervision and Enforcement
  • Financial Services Complaints and the Financial Services Ombudsman
  • Marketing Financial Services

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 28 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
    • LLM: 180 credits
    • Postgraduate Diploma: 120 credits
    • Postgraduate Certificate: 60 credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower 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).

General Requirements

  • The standard entry requirements for the programme are either a degree in law or another discipline from a UK university or a relevant professional qualification or an equivalent international qualification which indicates an ability to study at the postgraduate level. Whilst some background knowledge of law is useful, a degree in law is not essential.
  • Your degree should be a minimum of second class, with honours, and above, or the overseas equivalent.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8700 GBP per year and a duration of 28 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8700 GBP per year and a duration of 28 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Accelerated LLM:  £9,000
  • Postgraduate Diploma:  £6,300
  • Postgraduate Certificate:  £3,500

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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