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LLM Financial Services Law, Regulation and Compliance (distance learning)

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Overview

This course is subject to validation

Reasons to study Financial Services Law, Regulation and Compliance at DMU:

This course provides you with an opportunity to develop your knowledge in the area of financial services law, within a broad, legal context.

A strong emphasis is placed on interpreting, evaluating and communicating legal issues, which may arise in a wide range of circumstances. You’ll develop your understanding and skills of critical analysis through an in-depth study of key issues, such as risk management and stress testing for financial organisations, data protection, compliance supervision and enforcement. 

This course is ideal for existing financial service professionals, and those who are seeking to enter the financial services law industry. This mix of students exposes you to the expertise of real world professionals, offering you a practical insight into industry; which will be of significant value when seeking future employment.

  • Study at your own pace through flexible distance learning, with the option to exit at one of several points with a postgraduate award.
  • Boost your career prospects and differentiate yourself in a competitive job market, while remaining in full-time employment.
  • Engage in a wide variety of fascinating modules with an international context that are taught within an internationally diverse learning environment.
  • KNect365 Learning - this course is delivered in partnership with KNect365 Learning – An Informa Business, an organisation dedicated to working with leading academic bodies to provide high-calibre and well-respected distance learning postgraduate courses.


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  • UK/EU
  • International

Key facts for UK/EU students

Institution code: D26

Start date: September 2020

Duration: Two-and-a-quarter years by distance learning. An accelerated 15 month course is available

Location of study: Distance learning

Fees and funding: For further details please contact Informa Connect.

Find out more about additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

Contact us: For more information please contact dmu@informaconnect.com or call us on +44 (0)20 7017 4483.

Key facts for international students

Institution code: D26

Start date: September 2020

Duration: Two-and-a-quarter years by distance learning. An accelerated 15 month course is available

Location of study: Distance learning

Fees and funding: For further details please contact Informa Connect.

Find out more about  additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

Contact us: For more information please contact dmu@informaconnect.com or call us on +44 (0)20 7017 4483.

Entry criteria

Entry criteria

Applicants will normally hold an undergraduate degree in any subject with a minimum pass of 2:2, or equivalent overseas qualification, or an appropriate professional qualification.

Some background knowledge of law is useful, but a degree in law is not essential.

English Language requirements

If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.5 (including a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent is normally required.

English language tuition is available at DMU both before and during the course, if required.

Structure and assessment

 

Course modules

Teaching and assessment

Teaching contact hours

 

Course modules

The City of London and Development of Financial Services Law - provides you with a broad introduction to the role played by the ‘City of London’ in the development of financial services ‘products’. You’ll gain an understanding of the basic principles of legislation, regulation and compliance in the financial services industry. Along with skills to support getting to grips with the legal language and workings.

Risk Management and Stress Testing for Financial Services Organisations – the 2007/08 ‘financial crisis’, was an example of poor portfolio risk management, and a key milestone in generating changes seen in industry today. As a direct result, the industry has, and continues to witness significant shifts in financial services risk management. This module will see you understand the contemporary risk management and stress testing for financial services organisations, including cyber risk and regulatory drivers.

Data Protection in Financial Services Organisations – examine the contemporary data protection developments related to the financial services industry. Including the fundamentals of the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Global Financial Crime - the regulatory landscape, with particular reference to global financial crime, continues to evolve. This module will provide you with a broad understanding of global financial crime.

Compliance, Supervision and Enforcement - critically assess the compliance, supervision and enforcement of law within the financial services industry. You’ll explore a range of regulatory approaches and compliance monitoring processes, as well as the scope of enforcement powers. 

Financial Services Complaints and the Financial Services Ombudsman - assess the nature of financial services complaints and examine the role of the Financial Ombudsman Service. At a time when payday loan criticism more than doubled last year, complaints handling, financial risk and communications have never been more important.

Marketing Financial Services - investigate the legal issues concerning consumer credit and financial promotions across a variety of platforms, including social networks and digital media.

Dissertation - you must also undertake a dissertation, providing an invaluable opportunity to work in depth on a particular aspect of the law. You will need to enhance your technical knowledge and critical awareness in a subject of your choice. 

Note: All modules are subject to change in order to keep content current.

Teaching and assessment

This LLM is studied by distance learning and you’ll be assessed by problem-solving exercises, coursework and a dissertation. The distance learning mode involves optional attendance at Leicester De Montfort Law School, for a maximum of 10 Saturday study days during the period of study. The course structure allows you to exit at one of several points, if desired, each with a postgraduate award.

Teaching contact hours

This is a distance learning programme and the overriding student-learning experience is guided self-study. Guidance is provided by academic staff via the programme materials, which are designed for self-study, telephone, Skype and e-mail communication, and by optional attendance at Study Days. The Study Days give you a chance to meet your tutor and explore the DMU campus. These Study Days are optional and will consist of a one hour tutorial (please note, that some of these days will be held as an online webinar).

For each module of study, you'll be provided with a set of printed materials to work through in the form of a module handbook. One 15 credit module requires approximately 150 hours of personal study. Each module is supported by a tutorial during the Study Days subject to student demand. Assessment is through coursework and a dissertation.

Facilities and features

Hugh Aston Building

As a distance learning student, you will have access to our purpose-built Hugh Aston Building.

Facilities also include lecture theatres and classrooms with capacities ranging from 50 to 250 people, break-out spaces for group work, quiet study zones for individual work and a large number of high-spec IT labs, some of which are installed with professional software.

Library services

The main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (other than in exceptional circumstances) and offers a huge range of online resources, all of which can be remotely accessed from anywhere you choose.

The library is run by dedicated staff who offer additional support to students, including help with academic writing, research strategies, literature searching and reference management and assistive technology, and mathematical skills for non-maths students. There is also a Just Ask service for help and advice, available via email or telephone.

Learning zones

Our Learning Zones and The Greenhouse also provide space for group or individual work and study.

There are 1,600 study places across all library locations, more than 700 computer stations, laptops to borrow, free wi-fi and desktop power outlets.

You can also book rooms with plasma screens, laptops and DVD facilities for group work and presentations, secure an individual study room with adjustable lighting or make use of our assistive technology.

Opportunities and careers

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Graduate careers

Upon completion of the course, you’ll be well placed to undertake roles within the financial services law industry.

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