This course will challenge your thinking and stimulate your academic aspirations in the field of international corporate and financial law. You will be able to acquire and develop enhanced knowledge and critical analysis of key themes of financial and corporate law set against an international backdrop. The course programme will encourage you to challenge current intellectual thinking, and each module is designed to provide advanced knowledge and skills directly relevant to your chosen field. The stimulating course content, underpinned in many areas by internationally recognized research, is designed to provide advanced knowledge and skills directly relevant to the international and national commercial law sector. The dynamics of the course places emphasis on the engagement with existing and emerging research and advanced scholarship.
Upon completion of the course, you will have developed enhanced analytical, critical, communication and presentational skills appropriate to postgraduate level study in the context of the core and option modules. You will gain an awareness of contrasting legal perspectives through the study of relevant literature; and will appreciate the roles of both national and international law and its impact and / or application to the English jurisdiction and legal practice.
Whether you pursue a career in the areas of corporate and financial law, this degree will provide you with a set of transferable intellectual and practical skills that will aid your career development or enhancement.
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.
Full-Time September start
7LW003 Law Relating to Capital Markets and International Banking Law (20 credits)
7LW064 Alternative Dispute Resolution for Commercial Legal Disputes (20 credits)
7LW002 International Commercial Awareness (20 credits)
7LW007 Dissertation (12 months in length) (60 credits)
7LW009 Financial Services and Financial Crime (20 credits)
One option module to be selected from;
7LW028 International Corporate Insolvency (20 credits)
7LW025 Intellectual Property Law (20 credits)
Holders of this award may also choose to go on to work in the field of education and / or undertake a further postgraduate research course, such as an MPhil or PhD.
Demonstrate knowledge and the ability of critical analysis of a range of essential legal topics to enhance their understanding of commercial and corporate law and the inter relationship between commercial and legal aspects of corporate enterprise.
Demonstrate critical awareness of current problems and developments in international financial law.
Demonstrate self-direction, independent learning, and originality in tackling, solving and furthering their autonomy in the study of complex themes pertinent to international corporate and financial law
Plan and implement tasks and communicate to a range of audiences at a professional or equivalent level.
Use a range of specialist and transferable skills enabling them to maximise employment opportunities in circumstances requiring sound judgement and personal responsibility
Undertake research based on an understanding of research methodologies and advanced scholarship
This course gives you added value as on successful completion of it you may choose to apply for membership of an internationally recognised professional body, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb).
The University has ‘recognised course provider’ status by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) through the module - Alternative Dispute Resolution for Commercial Legal Disputes, so that on successful completion of this module and course, you may apply to the CIArb for Associate Membership.
A 2:2 or above honours degree in law, or joint law programmes, such as Business and Law or other joint law subjects.
Non-standard applicants without the above qualifications but have significant experience in the appropriate subject areas may be accepted on the course if it is considered they may be able to cope with the rigours of the programme. Students may be required to attend an interview.
Your qualifications need to be deemed equivalent to the above entry requirements.
These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2019/0. 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 was introduced from September 2016. For more information and how to apply online visit: www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan
Charitable Funding: You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites www.acf.org.uk, www.dsc.org.uk/fundingwebsites or www.family-action.org.uk. 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 (//www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/postgraduate-study/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 (//www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/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 www.wlv.ac.uk/howtopay.