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LLM International Banking Law – University of Reading

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LLM International Banking Law

 Course Overview

  • Full-time: 12 months
  • Part-time: 24 months
  • Start date:  September and January

The LLM International Banking Law is unique: you can take advantage of the strengths of both a leading law school and a leading business school. Modules are taken at the School of Law and the ICMA Centre, part of Henley Business School, providing an invaluable opportunity to acquire a unique legal and financial perspective of the banking sector. The aim of the LLM International Banking Law is to train a critical pool of professionals in the key issues that the banking industry faces. This LLM will enable you to identify common aspects in the dynamics and mechanisms of the banking industry and to address the new challenges that the sector faces.

Modules include:

  • International Banking Law
  • Financial Markets
  • International Finance and Investment Law: Doing the Deals
  • International Corporate Governance and the Law
  • Legal Aspects of Mergers, Acquisitions and Takeovers.

Why choose Reading?

  • The University of Reading School of Law is a leading UK law school with a world-class reputation. Ranked joint 7th, along with Cambridge, for world-leading research and international excellence and 11th out of all UK law schools in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (2008).
  • A dynamic and international learning environment with teaching supported by first class research with renowned experts across the main fields of national European and international law.
  • Active career development and co-curricular opportunities including an annual Working Internationally Career's Forum and a series of guest lectures by practitioners.
  • Collaborative teaching and research in our Centre for Commercial Law and Financial Regulation and strong links with the Graduate Institute of Political and International Studies, Henley Business School, and the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) Centre.
  • Double Master's courses offered with a wide range of leading partner universities worldwide, including Peking University and Renmin University in China, ALBA in Greece, MGIMO in Russia, Hanyang University in South Korea and CYCU and National Taipei University in Taiwan, amongst others.

Career prospects

While very many law graduates take professional exams in law and go on to practise law either in the UK or abroad, many others pursue alternative careers. This is particularly the case with those who have chosen to pursue a postgraduate qualification in law, as the skills gained by undertaking a postgraduate law degree are in great demand from both legal and non-legal employers. While not disqualifying students from any career open to non-specialist graduates, a postgraduate law degree will open many doors in more specialised areas of employment such as legal practice in fields related to the banking industry, European, intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations, academia (with further postgraduate study), the media (journalism and broadcasting), the civil service, and other branches of public service.

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Entry Requirements

You are normally required to have a good undergraduate Honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK). If you have other qualifications and a number of years' relevant work experience then you also be eligible to apply

We encourage applications from a non-law background and all applications will be assessed on their merit.

Contact Us

For enquiries about course content, structure & syllabus, please contact:

Director of Postgraduate Studies

Aleardo Zanghellini

For enquiries about admissions requirements, please contact:


Fees & costs

Course feesMore information about course fees

The fee you pay is dependent on the course you are taking, whether you take the course full-time or part-time, and whether or not you are coming from outside the EU.

Living costsMore information about living costs

At least £180 per week, but varies depending on lifestyle.

Alumni discount

If you’re a Reading graduate, you can receive up to £1,000 off course fees through our alumni fee discount – find out more here



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