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International Finance Law

Postgraduate Diploma ( 9 months Full-time )

Overview

The School of Law at Queen Mary has a long tradition of welcoming overseas students who wish to incorporate legal academic study at Queen Mary into their home institutions’ academic programmes, normally for one or two semesters.

Founded by Anna Morner in 1997, in collaboration with the universities of Stockholm, Gothenburg and Bergen, the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), with its numerous experts in this area, led by Professor Rosa Lastra, offers an external programme in International Finance Law, offering law students the choice of a PG Certificate or PG Diploma in International Finance Law. If you are a student from another university you should apply for the Semester in London programme.

To receive the Postgraduate Diploma, you study with us for two semesters (September to March).

This programme will:

  • Give you an opportunity to study in London for two semesters.
  • Allow you to choose from a wide range of banking and finance LLM modules and study alongside the LLM students.
  • Give you an award-bearing Queen Mary qualification.
  • Give you access to all the resources available to Queen Mary postgraduate law students.

Why study your Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma in International Finance Law at Queen Mary?

The School of Law has consistently been ranked in the top 10 law schools in the UK for the quality of our research and teaching, and many of our internationally recognised staff act as advisers to governments, industry and NGOs, both nationally and internationally. The Postgraduate Law Centre is based in Lincoln’s Inn Fields, Holborn, the legal district of London, close to law firms, chambers and the Royal Courts of Justice.

You will benefit from the practical expertise and insights of our renowned teaching staff including Professors Rosa Lastra, Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal and George Walker, whom act as advisers to international organisations such as the IMF, World Bank, European Central  Bank, European commission, as well as national and international governments and the banking and finance industry. You will be able to attend many of the numerous conferences and seminars organised by the academics in this field including the  CCLS Open lectures: Ethics in Business and Finance, which attract many high-profile guest speakers including judges, senior partners and directors from leading financial institutions.

On many of our classes, you will have the opportunity to hear from and discuss with prominent figures from leading institutions, including the Bank of England, the World Bank, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, IMF, as well as partners in law firms from across the world.

To maximise your time in London, the Programme also will provide you with a cultural and social programme that includes trips to the Supreme Court of Justice, Parliament, the Bank of England and Windsor Castle.

 

Facilities

You will have access to facilities and equipment at the Postgraduate School of Law Centre in Lincoln's Inn Fields, which comprises workstations, wireless internet access, projectors and a common room. You will also have access to the Lock-keeper's Cottage Graduate Centre at the Mile End campus.

As well as housing the Law Library and a European Documentation Centre, the Queen Mary Library at Mile End provides access to all the main British, European and international textbooks, law reports and periodicals and also offers one of the best commercial law collections in the country. Through the University of London College network, students have access to an unrivalled range of electronic law journals and databases.

Queen Mary provides free access to 84 law databases including: LexisNexis, Westlaw, Justis, Eur-lex, Hein-Online, Business Source Complete, Index to Legal Periodicals, International Court of Justice Reports, Kluwer Arbitration, Lawtel, Oxford Scholarship Online (Law), Reports of Patent, Design and Trademark Cases, UK Statute law database and the United Nations Treaty Collection.

In addition to the Queen Mary Library and the British Library, postgraduate students are able to access the well-stocked law library at the University of London’s Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS). The Institute, located at Russell Square, a few minutes’ walk from Lincoln’s Inn Fields, is one of the major law libraries worldwide. You will also have access to the University of London Library at Senate House.

 

 

Entry requirements

Students from Gothenburg and Bergen

Please contact the following staff members within your respective institution for advice on the selection process and internal application deadlines:

Further information

If you are unable to find the information you require, please contact: ccls-enquiries-pglaw@qmul.ac.uk.

Learning and teaching

Teaching is by a mixture of formal lectures and small group seminars. The seminars are designed to generate informed discussion around set topics, and may involve student presentations, group exercise and role-play as well as open discussion. We take pride in the close and friendly working relationship we have with our students. You will have the support of the Programme Director and the module convenors.

Assessment

You must write a 4,000-word essay for each module at the end of each semester.

Fees

Tuition fees for Home and EU students

2018 entry
Full time £6,800

Tuition fees for International students

2018 entry
Full time £10,200

Funding

There are a number of sources of funding available for Masters students.

These include a significant package of competitive Queen Mary bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas, as well as external sources of funding.

School of Law scholarships

The School of Law offers a range of scholarships for Law Masters programmes each year. Full details are made available on the law funding page from October – November each year.

Queen Mary bursaries and scholarships

We offer a range of bursaries and scholarships for Masters students including competitive scholarships, bursaries and awards, some of which are for applicants studying specific subjects.

Read more about funding a masters

Alternative sources of funding

Home/EU students can apply for a range of other funding, such as Professional and Career Development Loans, and Employer Sponsorship, depending on their circumstances and the specific programme of study.

Overseas students may be eligible to apply for a range of external scholarships and we also provide information about relevant funding providers in your home country.

Detailed information about postgraduate funding options is available in our Postgraduate Funding Guide (pdf).

Read more about funding a masters.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 5079
email bursaries@qmul.ac.uk

Other financial help on offer at Queen Mary

We offer one to one specialist support on all financial and welfare issues through our Advice and Counselling Service, which you can access as soon as you have applied for a place at Queen Mary.

Our Advice and Counselling Service also has lots of Student Advice Guides on all aspects of finance including:

Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8717

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