SOAS University of London

School of Finance and Management

MSc Finance and Financial Law

On Campus Programme

One calendar year full-time; two calendar years part-time

Fees 2016/17

UK/EU fees:
Overseas fees:

This is a Band 4 fee. The fees are per academic year. Please note that fees go up each year. Further details can be found in the Fees and Funding tab on this page or in the Registry Postgraduate Tuition Fees page

2017 Entry requirements

  • Minimum first degree with good grades in any subject equivalent to a UK upper second class honours. Relevant professional qualifications or experience wll be considered.

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Start of programme: September intake only (a three-week pre-sessional course in September is a requirement)

This programme takes an integrated approach to finance and financial law, including risk management, regulation, mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, bond issues, and loans. In these fast changing subjects, the MSc Finance and Financial Law provides the specialist knowledge required in international banks and investment firms, legal practice, regulatory institutions and the academic world. The programme relates to both national and international finance, and considers how financial and legal principles are applied in the context of actual case studies.

Graduates from the MSc Finance and Financial Law will be well equipped for a career with a financial institution, a commercial law firm, regulator, government department or indeed in general business. 

Among the institutions with which our graduates are currently working are: Baronsmead Partners LLP; China Banking Regulatory Commission; Deloitte; JP Morgan Chase; Kleinwort Benson; KPMG; Merrill Lynch; Mograbi Real Estate, Israel; Rivers State Ministry of Finance, Nigeria; Telenor, Pakistan.



You will study two pre-sessional introductory modules (Introduction to Financial Analysis and Introduction to Law & Legal Method) followed by six modules, five of which are compulsory and one is elective (you will select one of the last five courses listed below), and you will also write a dissertation on finance and financial law.
Pre-sessional Introductory Modules
ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
Introduction To Financial Analysis (Preparatory course) Unit
Introduction To Law And Legal Method (Preparatory course) Unit
Core Modules
ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
Corporate finance 15PFMC070 0.5 Unit Term 1
Finance in the global market 15PFMC057 0.5 Unit Term 2
Financial law 15PFMC058 0.5 Unit Term 1
Legal aspects of corporate finance 15PFMC059 0.5 Unit Term 1
Legal aspects of international finance 15PFMC060 0.5 Unit Term 2
Elective Modules
ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
Banking and capital markets 15PFMC056 0.5 Unit Term 2
Corporate governance 15PFMC069 0.5 Unit Term 2
Islamic banking and finance 15PFMC074 0.5 Unit Term 2
Regulation of international capital markets 15PFMC061 0.5 Unit Term 2
Risk management 15PFMC071 0.5 Unit Term 2

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Tuition Fees

Full details of postgraduate tuition fees can be found on the Registry's Postgraduate Tuition Fees page.

This is a Band 4 tuition fee.

The fees below are per academic year. Please note that fees go up each year. 

Full-timePart-time 2 YearsPart-time 3 Years
£10,750 £18,000 £5,375 £9,000 £3,583 £6,000


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