International Financial & Commercial Law LLM

Dickson Poon School of Law



The online International Financial & Commercial Law LLM has great practical relevance. It will equip students with problem solving skills, an ability to deal with legal problems and questions against the backdrop of economic realities and a good business sense. 

The programme will:

Provide you with a detailed knowledge and understanding of a range of areas within financial and commercial law (legal concepts, values, principles and rules) from the perspectives of English, European, International and Transnational law.

Equip you with a working knowledge of the basic principles of finance and their relevance for corporate law. This is essential for anyone who wants to pursue a career in international commercial and financial law.

Provide a leading edge approach to understanding the commercial realism which impacts the legal decisions that businesses need to make in our global economy, and help develop critical awareness of current problems in a range of areas of financial and commercial law.

Critically assess the operation and functioning of modern financial markets by covering both the technical and legal side of the manner in which different financial instruments are now issued, held and traded.

The fees from September 2018 to August 2019 will be:

  • LLM - £19,500 for the full 2 years
  • Postgraduate Diploma - £13,00 per year
  • Postgraduate Certificate - £6,500 per year

Fees will be charged on a modular basis.  The fee for each module is £1,625.

A 2:1 honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in Law, or in a degree with 70% law content, or in the Graduate Diploma in Law. 

If you have a high 2:2 (i.e. 57%-59%) in law, or in a degree with 70% law content, and at least 3 years of work experience in law, your application will be considered. 

Professional experience. Applicants who have achieved a 2:1 or above in a non-law degree (i.e. finance or business) will be considered for this programme provided that they have at least 3 years of work experience in law (i.e. those who are working in a law firm as a practicing solicitor or those that have passed the bar exam and are working as a practicing lawyer). Exceptional candidates with substantial work experience which is closely related to law but not substantively legal in nature (e.g. contracts managers) may also be considered.

At King’s, you’ll enter into one of the world’s most competitive student bodies and join a legacy of graduates that are sought out by some of the leading employers in the field. The Dickson Poon School of Law has strong connections with some of the world’s leading legal firms and international employers. A King’s College London LLM will allow you to study alongside other legal professionals around the world and enhance your career prospects.

The International Financial & Commercial Law LLM is designed for students who wish to pursue a career within financial or commercial law. It would be useful to students who aspire to work in the financial and commercial sectors, but not necessarily within a legal career. The programme would also be an excellent foundation for students who are considering pursuing legal research. 

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