The legal and regulatory infrastructure and fundamental theoretical concepts underpinning global finance have undergone fundamental changes since 2008. This has had a profound impact on financial law theory and practice and the operation of global finance. Ever-evolving finance practices, the impact of technology, and a complex regulatory infrastructure, have created a challenging environment for those working in global banking and finance as industry leaders or policy-makers and regulators.
A successful career in today’s global markets requires an extensive and in-depth knowledge of complex and sophisticated global and domestic finance laws, regulations and practices. This skillset may not be developed without extensive study and a solid understanding of economic and regulatory theories supporting the operation of global finance that extends to the disruptive influence of financial technology.
This International Banking Law and Finance programme at The University of Edinburgh is ideal for those pursuing a successful career in the legal, accounting and banking industries, or those who aspire to work with regulatory authorities, central banks, and other public sector organisations.
Past graduates have joined, or advanced pre-existing careers with, large global banks, global law firms, regulatory agencies, central banks, private sector consulting firms, FinTech operators, venture capital and private equity firms, asset management companies, compliance and accounting firms and other public and private sector organisations.
Based on Edinburgh’s strong law and finance expertise, this programme, taught by leading international experts, offers an interdisciplinary study of the legal and economic aspects of international banking and corporate finance law and practice, and of global finance regulation.
The programme focuses on:
- interdisciplinary analysis of the regulatory policies and structures underpinning international and national finance;
- the key role played by the legal infrastructure in underpinning global banking and cross-border financial transactions; and
- lawyers’ role in structuring banking and corporate finance practices.
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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There are 4 application rounds.
DisciplinesInternational Law Finance Banking and Investment View 751 other Masters in Finance in United Kingdom
- A minimum UK 2:1 honours degree from a UK university, or its international equivalent, in law.
- We will also consider candidates with a degree in a related discipline which includes relevant prior study.
- Relevant work experience is not required but may increase your chances of acceptance.
- Relevant professional qualifications will be considered.
- Preference will be given to those with grades above the minimum requirements due to strong competition for places on this programme.
International25300 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25300 GBP per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Edinburgh
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
If you live in the UK, you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan from one of the UK’s governments.
The type and amount of financial support you are eligible for will depend on:
- your programme
- the duration of your studies
- your tuition fee status
Programmes studied on a part-time intermittent basis are not eligible.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.