SOAS University of London

School of Finance and Management

MSc Finance and Financial Law (2020 entry)

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Select year of entry: 2020 2019

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Overview

Our MSc in Finance and Financial Law 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.

Why study MSc Finance and Financial Law at SOAS?

  • we're ranked 11 in the UK and 2 in London for Business and Management by the 2019 Guardian University league table
  • programmes are delivered by a multicultural and international teaching body, who regularly publish in top international journals
  • you will develop an excellent understanding of key issues shaping international business strategy
  • we are specialists in the delivery of more that forty African and Asian languages. As the economies of the Global South continue to expand, knowledge of another language and other cultures will be a big asset in the world of commerce and international trade
  • you will be joining our thriving community of alumni and academics who have an impact on the world outside of academia
  • you will be able to flexibly structure your programme using our optional modules and/or optional modules from other departments, including the opportunity to learn a regional language

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.

For more information email: ra30@soas.ac.uk 

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings

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

Mode of Attendance: Full-time

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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duration:
One calendar year full-time

Fees 2019/20

UK/EU fees:
£12,445
Overseas fees:
£20,835

Fees for 2019/20 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

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Structure

Students must take 180 credits. These are composed of 120 taught credits comprising core and optional modules and a 60 credit dissertation.

Below is the structure for this programme of three components:

  1. Five core modules
  2. Three option modules
  3. Dissertation of 10,000 words on an approved topic

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 can be found at the bottom of the page.

  1. Four core modules
  2. Four option modules
  3. Dissertation of 10,000 words on an approved topic

In addition to the Core and Option modules, you will also study two Preparatory modules (Introduction to Financial Analysis and Introduction to Law & Legal Method).

Not all option modules are offered every year; please check your preferences with the Programme Convenor. Also note that where 15 credit modules are selected, these should be balanced between term 1 and term 2.

Dissertation
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Dissertation in finance and financial law 15PFMC992 60 Full Year
Pre-sessional
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Preparation for MSc Finance and Financial Law study 15PFMC079 0 Term 1
Introduction To Law And Legal Method (Preparatory course)
Core Modules
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Finance in the global market 15PFMC057 15 Term 2
Financial law 15PFMC058 15 Term 1
Legal Aspects of Corporate Finance 15PFMC059 15 Term 1
Legal aspects of international finance 15PFMC060 15 Term 2
Corporate finance 15PFMC070 15 Term 2
  • PLUS choose modules to the value of 45 credits from the list below:
List of modules (subject to availability)
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Banking and capital markets 15PFMC056 15 Term 2
Blockchain and Distributed Electronic Ledgers - 15PFMC099 not running 2019/20 15PFMC099 15 - Not Running 2019/20
Corporate governance 15PFMC069 15 Term 2
Corporate governance 15PFMC069 15 Term 2
Islamic Banking And Finance- not running 2019/20 15PFMC074 0.5
International Securities Regulation 15PFMC061 15 Term 1
Risk management 15PFMC071 15 Term 1
Cross-cultural management 15PFMC076 15 Term 2
International Business Strategy 15PFMC082 15 Term 2
International human resource management 15PFMC078 15 Term 1
International Marketing 15PFMC080 15 Term 1
Topics in the Chinese economy 15PFMC075 15 Term 1
Japanese Financial System 15PFMC073 15 - Not Running 2019/20
International Securities Regulation 15PFMC061 15 Term 1
Bank Regulation and Resolution of Banking Crises 15PFMC097 15 Term 1

 

Programme Specification

Important notice

The information on the programme page reflects the intended programme structure against the given academic session. If you are a current student you can find structure information on the previous year link at the top of the page or through your Department. Please read the important notice regarding changes to programmes and modules.

Teaching and Learning

Teaching & Learning

Modules

In the Department of Finance and Management, modules are typically made up of one or two hour lectures and a one hour seminar every week. Lectures and seminars are often taken by different teachers to provide a variety of angles on the subject.  The majority of the student’s time will be through their own independent study. Students become more active in class seminars through their reading and essay-writing and this should greatly enhance their participation in discussion groups.

Dissertation

Its aim is to provide an opportunity for students to conduct original historical research on their own initiative, to engage in in-depth analysis of particular subjects and to use a range of primary historical sources. It is assessed by a single 12,000-word dissertation (including notes but excluding bibliography).

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 2019/20 entrants. The fees below are per academic year. Fees go up each year, therefore, your tuition fee in your second & subsequent years of study will be higher. Our continuing students, on the same degree programme, are protected from annual increases higher than 5%.

Full-time Part-time 2 Years Part-time 3 Years
UK/EU
Students
Overseas
Students
UK/EU
Students
Overseas
Students
UK/EU
Students
Overseas
Students
12,445 20,835 £6,223 £10,418 £4,148 £6,945

Scholarships
Felix Non- Indian Scholarship

Application Deadline: 2020-01-31 15:00

Felix Scholarships

Application Deadline: 2020-01-31 15:00

John Loiello AFSOAS FISH Scholarship

Application Deadline: 2020-02-20 15:00

SOAS Master's Scholarships

Application Deadline: 2020-02-20 15:00

Sasakawa Postgraduate Studentship

Application Deadline: 2020-02-20 15:00

Tibawi Trust Award

Application Deadline: 2020-06-05 15:00

For further details and information on external scholarships visit the Scholarships section

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