Law with Finance LLM 2017-18This course also available for 2018-19 entry
About the course
Have you been intrigued by recent crisis in the international banking sector? As a professional in the financial markets, are you interested in learning about how the system is regulated? The regulation of the financial system is complex yet fascinating.
The LLM in Law with Finance offers a unique opportunity for lawyers to achieve a qualification that demonstrates their ability to understand financial regulation. Regulation of the financial system is changing everyday.Lawyers with a financial background will be needed to explain what it all means and how it works.
The University of Huddersfield is one of a few universities offering this course.
Listen to what our students and staff have to say about postgraduate study at Huddersfield in our course and subject videos.
18 / 09 / 2017
1 year full-time
2 years part-time
• A good Honours degree in Law, a related degree or equivalent.
• If your first degree is not in Law you will be required to take the 'Introduction to Law' module.
• If your first language is not English an IELTS score of 6.5 is required. Students with a score of 5.5 may enrol after successful completion of the University's pre-sessional course.
Tel: 01484 472956
(this number may be subject to change)
Huddersfield, HD1 3DH
Legal Research Methods
This module aims to develop students’ research skills, gives guidance on referencing using the Oxford system, and provides a foundation in research methods which can be used when preparing to write the dissertation.
Corporate Financial Management
This module explores the main financial decisions that have to be made by the management team to ensure maximisation of shareholder wealth. It considers how best to manage the finances of the firm on a medium to long term basis to ensure survival and growth.
This module is compulsory on the LLM in Commercial Law and is designed to enable you to gain a thorough grounding in Commercial Law which is capable of supporting more specialised option modules in commercial subjects. You will critically evaluate whether the various forms of regulation are appropriate for business in the 21st century.
Private International Law
The module is designed to provide students with an understanding of the structure and content of the principles of private international law. The module will examines the various sources and the subjects of private international law, the role of private international law in the resolution of private disputes with an international dimension or procedural issues relating to the conflict of laws.
Plus 3 options from the following:
International Corporate Reporting Issues
This module will enable you to develop your knowledge of accounting to consider theoretical and conceptual underpinnings in the context of published financial statements for companies whose shares are traded on stock exchanges. This will involve developing and presenting an understanding of the key international accounting issues and the use of practical examples drawn from published financial statements using international accounting standards.
This module will introduce you to the various finance theories that affect the financial management of corporate organisations including corporate reports for capital markets. You will have the opportunity to develop a critical awareness of the theories of corporate reporting practices and their impact on market information, along with a critical evaluation of finance theories relating to the internal financial management of organisations.
This module introduces you to the employer/ employee relationship contractual terms and termination of contract. You will also study the equality legislation and explore the nature of discrimination in the workplace. The assessment is by way of one written assignment on a topic from a choice of four given titles.
This module considers the financial implications of multinational business that may arise because the world economy is made up of a number of distinct tax systems, economic systems, political regimes and currencies. The methods that national and multi-national firms may use to respond to such differences are also explored.
You will then complete your dissertation in an area that focuses in the law area
We will always try to deliver your course as described on this web page. However, sometimes we may have to make changes as set out below.
We review all optional modules each year and change them to reflect the expertise of our staff, current trends in research and as a result of student feedback. We will always ensure that you have a range of options to choose from and we will let students know in good time the options available for them to choose for the following year.
We will only change core modules for a course if it is necessary for us to do so, for example to maintain course accreditation. We will let you know about any such changes as soon as possible, usually before you begin the relevant academic year.
Sometimes we have to make changes to other aspects of a course or how it is delivered. We only make these changes if they are for reasons outside of our control, or where they are for our students’ benefit. Again, we will let you know about any such changes as soon as possible, usually before the relevant academic year. Our regulations set out our procedure which we will follow when we need to make any such changes.
When you enrol as a student of the University, your study and time with us will be governed by a framework of regulations, policies and procedures, which form the basis of your agreement with us. These include regulations regarding the assessment of your course, academic integrity, your conduct (including attendance) and disciplinary procedure, fees and finance and compliance with visa requirements (where relevant). It is important that you familiarise yourself with these as you will be asked to agree to abide by them when you join us as a student. You will find a guide to the key terms here, where you will also find links to the full text of each of the regulations, policies and procedures referred to.
The Higher Education Funding Council for England is the principal regulator for the University.
Professional links and accreditations
Studying for a Master's degree is recognised as continuing professional development by the Solicitor's Regulation Authority.
Teaching and assessment
You will receive a structured induction programme preparing you for the demands of the course. Methods of teaching, learning and assessment are designed to enable you to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies required by the course and reflects both the varying nature of the material studied and your different learning styles and strengths. You will be required to complete a dissertation on a subject of your course and are assigned a dissertation supervisor.
Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.
Feedback (usually written) is normally provided on all coursework submissions within three term time weeks – unless the submission was made towards the end of the session in which case feedback would be available on request after the formal publication of results. Feedback on exam performance/final coursework is available on request after the publication of results.
Huddersfield is the UK's only university where 100% of the permanent teaching staff are fellows of the Higher Education Academy.
The new home for the University's Law School and the School of Music, Humanities and Media is scheduled for completion by the start of 2017 and will be dubbed the Oastler Building in tribute to Richard Oastler (1789–1861).Currently teaching mostly happens in the Business School, the most eco-friendly building on campus. It's a state-of-the art facility and provides you with a modern, professional environment in which to learn and develop. All teaching rooms are high quality and the school has a number of computer labs for teaching or for students' individual or group use. You'll have comprehensive access to online resources through Unilearn, an online learning environment which gives access to all the study materials you'll need.
The Street Café is a perfect area for socialising, networking and relaxation over a wide range of fresh food, hot and cold drinks and free wi-fi. Set in landscaped grounds by the Huddersfield Narrow Canal, the Business School is in close proximity to the Library and Student Central which offers a number of places to eat, areas to socialise with friends, the Students' Union, student services and modern sporting and fitness facilities.
Our Learning Development Group can provide advice on how to improve your academic work including writing assignments, referencing, research skills, presentation skills and time management. There are also specialist learning advisors for international students who can help with a range of skills including academic English and language support.
How much will it cost me?
In 2017/18, the full-time tuition fee for UK and EU postgraduate students at the University of Huddersfield will generally be £5,100 (see Fees and Finance for exceptions). Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK/EU students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and Finance. Please note that tuition fees for subsequent years of study may rise in line with inflation (RPI-X).
Please email the Student Finance Office or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.
Tuition fee loans
Postgraduate students (full or part-time) can now receive tuition fee support to cover the cost of their studies. You may be eligible to access up to £10,280 in loans towards your study costs. You can find out more from Student Finance England.
How to apply
We hope you are interested in what you have seen and want to apply to join us.
If you are planning to study part-time, please get in touch with the contact in the 'At a glance' section above.
Research plays an important role in informing all our teaching and learning activities. Through research our staff are contributing to the latest developments in their field, which means you develop knowledge and skills that are current and highly relevant to industry and the professions. For more information, see the Research section of our website