SOAS University of London

School of Finance and Management

MSc Finance and Financial Law (2019 entry)

On Campus Programme

Select year of entry: 2019

  • Structure
  • Teaching and Learning

Overview

Please note that this degree will NOT be running from 2020/21

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

  • We will consider all applications with 2:ii (or international equivalent) or higher. In addition to degree classification we take into account other elements of the application including supporting statement and references.

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duration:
One calendar year full-time

Convenors

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
Dissertation in finance and financial law 15PFMC992 60 Full Year
Pre-sessional
Module Code Credits Term
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
Financial Laws for International Managers 15PFMC058 15 Term 1
International 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
Blockchain and Distributed Electronic Ledgers: Implications for Business, Finance, Government and Society 15PFMC099 15 Term 2
Corporate governance 15PFMC069 15 Term 2
Corporate governance 15PFMC069 15 Term 2
International Securities Regulation 15PFMC061 15 Term 1
Risk management 15PFMC071 15 Term 1
Cultural Intelligence and Global Business Communication 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
Japanese Financial System 15PFMC073 15
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).

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