SOAS University of London

School of Finance and Management

MSc Finance and Financial Law

On Campus Programme

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

Fees 2017/18

UK/EU fees:
£11,290
Overseas fees:
£18,900

Fees for 2017/18 entrants. 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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Overview

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.

Students also have the option to follow one of two specific pathways within the programme - MSc Finance and Financial Law (Major: Law) or MSc Finance and Financial Law (Major: Finance). The differences between the two pathways are detailed within the programme 'structure' tab.

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.

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Structure

Below is the structure for this programme. For students wishing to follow one of the two optional pathways within this programme (MSc Finance and Financial Law (Major: Law) and MSc Finance and Financial Law (Major: Finance), these structures are also detailed below. In addition to the Core and Elective modules, you will also study two Preparatory modules (Introduction to Financial Analysis and Introduction to Law & Legal Method).

Part-time Study
Part-time students are required to complete three of the core modules during their first year, then two core and one elective modules plus the dissertation during the second year.
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MSc Finance and Financial Law - Preparatory Modules
ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
Introduction To Financial Analysis (Preparatory course) Unit
Introduction To Law And Legal Method (Preparatory course) Unit
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MSc Finance and Financial Law

In addition to the Core modules, you will select ONE Elective module from those listed below.

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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Optional Pathways

For students wishing to follow one of the two optional pathways within this programme (MSc Finance and Financial Law (Major: Law) and MSc Finance and Financial Law (Major: Finance)

MSc Finance and Financial Law (Major: Law)

In addition to the Core modules, you will select TWO Elective modules from those listed below.

Core Modules
ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
Financial law 15PFMC058 0.5 Unit Term 1
Corporate finance 15PFMC070 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
Risk management 15PFMC071 0.5 Unit Term 2
Regulation of international capital markets 15PFMC061 0.5 Unit Term 2
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MSc Finance and Financial Law (Major: Finance)

In addition to the Core modules, you will select TWO Elective modules from those listed below.

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
Risk management 15PFMC071 0.5 Unit Term 2
Elective Modules
ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
Legal aspects of corporate finance 15PFMC059 0.5 Unit Term 1
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

Programme Specification

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Teaching and Learning

Fees and funding

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.

Fees for 2017/18 entrants. The fees below are per academic year. Please note that fees go up each year. 

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Overseas
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11,290 18,900 £5,645 £9,450 £3,763 £6,300

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