University of Edinburgh

LLM in International Banking Law and Finance


Old College

South Bridge

Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 9YL

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

LLM in International Banking Law and Finance

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The legal and regulatory infrastructure and fundamental theoretical concepts underpinning global finance have undergone a fundamental rethinking since 2008. Recent reforms try to identify the appropriate means to make global financial markets safe again, eliminating, at the same time, the need for future bank bail-outs. As a result, practising in this area has become ever more challenging for lawyers, bankers, accountants, and regulators. Therefore, the pursuit of a successful career in today’s global markets requires an extensive and in-depth understanding of complex and sophisticated global and domestic finance regulations, of the law and practice of international banking, and of the law and practice of corporate finance. In addition it requires a solid understanding of economic theories supporting the operation of global finance.
Therefore, studying for a degree in International Banking Law and Finance has become an essential requirement for all bright and ambitious individuals, who wish to work, or who are already working in the legal, accounting, and banking industries, as well as those who aspire to a successful career with regulatory authorities, central banks, and other public sector and International organisations.

You will study a total of 180 credits made up of a 10,000 word dissertation worth 60 credits, and 120 credits of taught courses which usually consist of three mandatory courses: Practice of Corporate Finance and the Law; Practice of International Banking and the Law; Regulation of International Finance: The Law, the Economics, the Politics.


The University of Edinburgh and the Edinburgh Law School is an Internationally recognised Higher Education institution accredited to provide advanced education. It should be noted that a postgraduate masters degree in Law from the University of Edinburgh does not qualify for entry into the Scottish (or other country's) Legal Practice. Advice from your local Bar Association or Law Society should be sought if you wish to pursue legal practice in your country of domicile.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

Out State Tuition (per year): The tuition fee for International students on this programme for 2017 entry is £19,300 USD

Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Midsize City

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