London Metropolitan University

London Metropolitan University

Financial Services Law


31 Jewry Street

Macmillan Way

London, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Postgraduate Diploma

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Aims of the course To provide a course of postgraduate study which gives you an in-depth knowledge and understanding of financial services law: to develop your skills of analysis, written communication, autonomy and ability to learn; to allow you to place financial services law in its context in the new regulatory system; to offer the course in a way that accommodates your other commitments and career development; to facilitate your understanding of the interrelation between the regulatory regime and legal principles by providing modules which emphasise the practical considerations that arise in financial markets and the commercial and legal implications of the law. Course structure The course is delivered in distance learning mode and comprises an introductory module and 10 substantive modules. The introductory module equips those who are new to English law with the understanding necessary for the substantive modules. This course also enables those with an existing knowledge of English law to refresh their understanding of key concepts. Each of the substantive modules gives rigorous consideration to one aspect of financial services law. Each module includes: (a) a series of thought-provoking questions so that you can assess your understanding of your studies, and (b) a self-assessment problem question so that you can develop your skills of reasoning, argument and critical judgement. Each module provides specific written guidance on how you should tackle the self-assessment question. The course handbook provides written guidance on how to answer self-assessment questions and how to prepare for assessed coursework and examinations. You will be given regular feedback on your performance in assessed coursework, so you can find out how you are progressing in relation to attaining the standards demanded by the course. The course is delivered by distance learning with two additional but non-compulsory seminars in February of each year.
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