Law and BankingBangor University
Law and Banking
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Law and Banking
This program is designed to equip students with a general yet comprehensive education in a range of areas within International Banking Law. The course will enable students to master the following important aspects of the discipline: core attributes of a bank (credit institution), different types of banks (retail, commercial, private, etc), regulatory authorities in the UK (FSA, Bank of England and H.M. Treasury); some of the important EU/international banking entities, e.g. ECB, EIB, EBRD, the IMF, Federal Reserve and the World Bank; Authorisation and ‘passporting’ of credit institution activities within the EEA; Capital Adequacy principles/Basel III; the notion of insider trading and the Market Abuse Directive; the supervision of investment firms within the EU and the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID); Money Laundering and the three anti-money laundering Directives; Islamic Finance and, lastly, Conflict of Laws in a banking/financial services context. Students will have a wide range of Banking Law options to choose from, and may therefore acquire broad as opposed to specialised knowledge.
Through carefully designed course work and varied teaching approaches, students will acquire the intellectual open-ness, technical expertise and critical thinking abilities that are necessary for effectiveness in a globalising world. The program will equip students to respond effectively to the wide range of intellectual and professional challenges facing contemporary Banking Lawyers. The LLM in Law & Banking will equip them to deal with both case work and policy making.
We accept applications from graduates of LLB (Single and Joint Honours) and related subjects such as Accountancy, Finance, Banking and Management Studies, Politics, International Relations and the Social Sciences. For LLB graduates and those with a related degree, we normally require a minimum of a 2(ii) degree from an approved University. Applications with degrees in unrelated disciplines will be considered on a case by case basis for students with degrees in other subjects. Alternatively, possession of a suitable professional qualification or relevant practical experience may be accepted. In general, all applicants are judged on their individual merits. Work experience and other factors are also taken into consideration.
We have many years’ experience of making offers of entry based on qualifications awarded worldwide and we welcome applications from international students. Entry will require a qualification deemed to be equivalent in level to the UK bachelor degree.
International applicants are normally required to provide evidence of English language proficiency. The minimum English language requirements will normally be:
- IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each individual component score
- Pearson PTE: a score of 62 (with no element lower than 58)
- Cambridge English Test – Advanced: 176 (with no element lower than 169)
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website
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- Legal Research Methods
- International Banking Law
- Dissertation on any topic within Law & Banking
Optional Modules (choose 4):
- EU Internal Market Law
- Comparative Corporate Governance
- International Commercial Arbitration
- Global Trade Law
- Islamic Finance
- International Banking
- Corporate Risk Management
- Banking and Development
- Competition Law
- Marine Insurance
- Employment Law
- Islamic Banking
- Bank Financial Management
- Investment Strategy and Portfolio Management
*Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change.
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.
Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn a LLM.
Employment opportunities for graduates of the program will include work with international law firms; banks or investment firms (as in-house counsel); specialised banks or central banks e.g. European Investment Bank, EBRD, the ECB (the EU’s central bank), the African Development Bank, the IMF and the World Bank; national financial regulatory authorities and international organisations such as the World Trade Organisation, the European Union, international courts and tribunals, ‘think tanks’ and research centres, and government (eg. Ministry of Finance). Having taken one of our programs, there will, of course, also be possibilities for academically inclined students to pursue careers in teaching and research.
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We offer a variety of options to gain valuable employability skills, which includes supporting you in work placements and internships that you may wish to undertake.
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