LLM in International Banking Law and Finance

Preparing for your studies at Edinburgh Law School

Preparatory readings

If you have never studied banking and finance law before:

  • R Cranston, Principles of Banking Law (2018, 3d edn)

If you have never studied law before:

  • ATH Smith, Glanville Williams: Learning the Law (2006, 13th edn)

If you want to expand your knowledge on finance and capital markets:

  • Ph. Valdez & Philip Molyneux, An Introduction to Global Financial Markets (2015, 8th edn)
  • Emilios Avgouleas, The Mechanics and Regulation of Market Abuse – A Legal and Economic Analysis (2005)
  • Brealey, S. Myers, F. Allen, Corporate Finance, (2013, 11th edition)

If you want to expand your knowledge on banking and finance law and regulation:

  • Emilios Avgouleas, Governance of Global Financial Markets: The Law, the Economics, the Politics (2012)
  • Parker Hood, Principles of Lender Liability (2012)
  • S Gleeson, International Regulation of Banking: Capital and Risk Requirements (2012, 2nd edn)
  • A Hudson, Law on Financial Derivatives (2012, 5th edn).

Finally, if you have not studied in the UK before, have a look at the University of Edinburgh study skills online training.

Planning your programme

The programme consists of 180 credits, comprising taught courses worth 120 credits (60 credits per semester) and a 10,000 word dissertation worth 60 credits.

Full programme details are available on the University Degree Regulations and Programmes of Study website.

View full programme and course information for the LLM in International Banking Law and Finance Degree

These courses are for the 2022/23 academic year. Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances or lack of demand for particular courses, we may not be able to run all courses as advertised come September.

What is happening in Commercial Law at Edinburgh Law School?

We are a community of active scholars and there is a wide range of projects, research groups, societies and communities with interests in the fields of banking law and finance, global financial reform, financial and regulatory law practice. You may find it interesting to find out about the following groups:

We also have many strong links with other institutions, both in the UK and worldwide and always have an active programme of events and speakers from across the globe. Two guest lecturers that stand out are: Dr Sam Woods, Chairman of UK’s Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and deputy governor of the Bank of England, and Andrea Enria Chairman of the SSM, formerly chairman of EBA.

To find out more about the Postgraduate Community at Edinburgh Law School visit our community pages.