SOAS University of London

School of Finance and Management

MSc Finance and Financial Law (2018 entry)

On Campus Programme

Select year of entry: 2019 2018

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

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

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 or Part-time

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

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 are also detailed below.

  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.

Part-time Study

Part-time students over two years are required to complete four modules in the first year (at least three of these should be core), then four modules plus the dissertation during the second year

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
Guided Option

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
Corporate governance 15PFMC069 15 Term 2
Corporate governance 15PFMC069 15 Term 2
Islamic banking and finance 15PFMC074 15 Term 1
Regulation of international capital markets 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
The Japanese financial system 15PFMC073 15 Term 2

 

This is the structure for applicants

If you are a current student you can find structure information on Moodle or through your Department.

Programme Specification

Important notice

The information on the programme page reflects the intended programme structure against the given academic session. Please read the important notice regarding changes to programmes and modules.

Teaching and Learning

Teaching & Learning

Contact Hours

All Masters programmes consist of 180 credits, made up of taught modules of 30 or 15 credits, taught over 10 or 20 weeks, and a dissertation of 60 credits. The programme structure shows which modules are compulsory and which optional.

As a rough guide, 1 credit equals approximately 10 hours of work. Most of this will be independent study, including reading and research, preparing coursework, revising for examinations and so on. It will also include class time, which may include lectures, seminars and other classes. Some subjects, such as learning a language, have more class time than others. At SOAS, most postgraduate modules have a one hour lecture and a one hour seminar every week, but this does vary.

More information is on the page for each module.

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. Please note that fees go up each year. 

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
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