Regulation and Compliance, M.Sc. | Queen Mary University of London | London, United Kingdom
12 months
27500 GBP/year
17950 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Regulation and Compliance MSc at Queen Mary University of London teaches you the fundamentals of the regulatory framework and provides a more focused approach to compliance in various markets. You will investigate compliance issues in the UK, EU, and global markets.


What you'll study

This Regulation and Compliance MSc programme at Queen Mary University of London teaches you how to manage practical issues in compliance and regulation. You can take general and specialist modules in London or by online learning, to tailor your degree to your needs and career trajectory. 

You may choose to from the following pathways:

  • Regulation and Compliance
  • Financial Institutions
  • Data Protection and Intellectual Property
  • Business and Insurance Law
  • Energy

The programme consists of four core modules, which cover the problems facing regulation, conducting business ethically and lawfully, compliance systems and compliance in global markets.

You will select a range of elective ‘specialist’ modules and write an original research dissertation. The dissertation includes two elements: a specialist case study and a 5,000 word essay. 

If you want to follow one of the specialised pathways, your elective modules and dissertation must be relevant to your specialism. Otherwise, you can choose a general route and select modules from across the pathways.

You can also study online for our Data Protection and Intellectual Property specialism. You may choose online learning elective modules worth up to 45 credits, rather than the London electives.

During your induction, you are expected to attend a pre-sessional law course to refresh your understanding of relevant legal concepts.


You will need to complete 180 credits in total:

  • 90 credits of taught compulsory modules
  • 60 credits of taught elective modules
  • 30 credits by dissertation comprising a specialist case study (50%) and a 5,000-word essay (50%)

Students have the option to attend the following pre-sessional courses held during induction week:

  • Pre-sessional course in law (optional)

Please note, if you wish follow a certain pathway, some compulsory modules apply.

Please see the academic year plan for an idea of the structure of the programme and key periods of assessment.

Programme Structure

Compulsory Modules

  • Law and Ethics and Business and Finance
    • Principles of Regulation
    • Compliance in the Global Markets
    • Compliance Systems in Practice
    • Specialist case study (50% of dissertation)

    Key information


    • Full-time
      • 12 months
    • Part-time
      • 48 months

    Start dates & application deadlines

    More details

    For national: Late September/Early October


    180 alternative credits


    On Campus

    Academic requirements

    GPA admission requirements GPA
    Upper Second Class

    Other requirements

    General requirements

    Degree requirements

    • A 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in any subject.

    Tuition Fee

    To alway see correct tuition fees
    • International

      27500 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 27500 GBP per year during 12 months.
    • National

      17950 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 17950 GBP per year during 12 months.

    Part-Time (The course fee is charged per annum for the first 2 years)

    • UK: £9,000
    • International: £13,750

    Living costs for London

    1137 - 2157 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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