The University of Wolverhampton

LLMInternational Corporate and Financial Law

Why choose this course?

The programme will provide students with knowledge and critical analysis of key themes of commercial and corporate law set against an international backdrop of the legal aspects of corporate and financial activity. A professionally focused programme designed to provide advanced knowledge and skills directly relevant to the international and commercial law sector through the delivery of intellectually stimulating course content underpinned in many areas by internationally recognised research. Study of the prescribed modules gives students the opportunity to critically analyse and understand the complexities arising in this specialist field; challenging and informing global and comparative perspectives. Degree content is underpinned by the significance of engagement with existing and emerging research and advanced scholarship. It will challenge your thinking and stimulate your academic aspirations in the field of corporate and financial law.

The programme's full-time and flexible part-time options mean that it is relevant for those already in work, as well as those aiming for a career with a legal focus within large and/or international companies.

Assessments are varied, including case study analysis, research-focused assignments, preparation of reports, simulated presentation to a corporate board and formal examinations.

Additionally, there is a dissertation on a topic agreed between the student and the award tutor – this can be tailored to your personal development needs and future career focus.

Read more about Law at the University of Wolverhampton.

What happens on the course?

In addition to completion of a specialist advanced research methods module and dissertation, modules on this award include:

• International Commercial Awareness

• Law Relating to Capital Markets and International Banking Law

• International Corporate Governance

• International Corporate liquidation

• Financial Services and Financial Crime

Why Wolverhampton?

On embarking upon the LLM International Corporate and Financial Law you will be joining a thriving postgraduate student body. Upon completion of the course you will possess highly valued academic and research skills in addition to a range of transferable skills designed to enhance employability in this field. In addition, we have experienced academic staff with internationally recognised research and publications, also specialist in a variety of areas of the law; we have excellent research facilities both for the academic and practitioner lawyers that can be accessed on line; we have a strong framework to support you throughout the duration of your study with us including providing you with a personal tutor, academic guidance and support and postgraduate study skills to enhance your learning experience.

The LLM is a highly regarded postgraduate specialist qualification that combines a practical view of legal issues raised with an academic consideration of the matters stemming from a range of internationally related subjects.

Career path

  • this course is well suited to those who are seeking career progression, including those planning a career in law, investment banking, international accountancy, commerce, the financial services industry
  • for those who wish to continue in further academic study upon completion of the course you could also consider studying at MPhil/PhD level

What skills will you gain?

You will be provided with an international view of corporate and financial activity that will facilitate your development of the skills necessary to succeed in the global commercial world. It is ideal for those engaged in, or planning to work in, investment banking, international banking, international accountancy practices, corporate audit departments in large law firms, international business and academia.

Entry requirements

  • normally, you should have an Honours degree or equivalent in Law or a related subject with a high level of law content
  • we may also accept a professional qualification deemed to be equivalent to an appropriate Honours degree
  • other qualifications or experience which demonstrate appropriate legal or related knowledge will also be considered
  • you should also have a good standard of written and spoken English (IELTS 6.0 or equivalent)

Course fees and finance

2016/7 Home/EU International
Full time £5,900 £12,200
Part time £2,950

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2016/7. Fees are for the academic year only, any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

Postgraduate Loans: A new system of loans for taught and research Masters courses for students resident in England is being introduced from September 2016. For more information and how to apply online visit:

Professional and Career Development Loan: The University is a Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDL) registered Learning Provider, registration number [4413]. A PCDL is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the GOV.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.

Charitable Funding: You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites, or Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.

University Postgraduate Loyalty Discount: The University also offers a postgraduate loyalty discount ( If you have completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on the first year of a taught postgraduate programme.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund ( for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found at


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