PGDip International Banking and Finance Law

University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)
Bristol, United Kingdom
Postgraduate Diploma
Study mode
1 year
Tuition fee (local)
Information not available
Tuition fee (foreign)
US$ 16,500

Entry Requirements

  • You should hold a law honours degree (minimum 2:2) from a recognised Higher Education institution or equivalent from a recognised overseas institution.
  • Candidates who have successfully completed the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) or the Common Professional Examination (CPE) will also be considered for admission onto the course.
  • Non law graduates will also be considered for admission if they have relevant experience or if they have a degree in a related area of study such as business, politics or international relations.

English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in all components


Core modules:

  • Research Methods - We will develop your approach to legal research by introducing you to key skills and concepts.
  • International Banking and Finance Law - Covers the law relating to the international banking and financial sectors. You will consider the historical development of the sectors, the policy adopted by the UK and the USA towards financial regulation, along with the impact of the credit crunch on financial institutions.
  • International Financial Crime - This provides a critical understanding of the international legal principles and concepts relating to financial crime.It also enables you to evaluate and discuss the effectiveness of European Law in terms of the prevention and detection of financial crime.

Option modules (choose two):

  • International Contracts - This provides you with a sound knowledge of the main principles of international contracts and their application, enabling you to gain an overview of the different legal and economic elements involved in an international transaction.
  • Globalisation and the Law - This introduces you to what globalisation means in economic, political, cultural and social terms, and the legal consequences in these contexts. You will assess whether international law is equipped with instruments and institutions to regulate the consequences of globalisation.
  • International Competition Law and Policy - This provides you with the opportunity to develop a thorough awareness and understanding of competition law and policy in an international context.

Choose three:

  • Shipping Law - This gives you an understanding of the issues, constraints, interests and risks involved in the shipping industry and the role that sea transportation plays in international trade.
  • Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility - This focuses on the difference between the concepts of corporate governance and corporate social responsibility, enabling you to assess the effectiveness of corporate governance and self-regulatory schemes.
  • International Employment Law - This centres on employment law in an international context. The module relates to many of the themes explored in the materials of the International Labour Office (ILO), in particular globalisation, flexicurity (flexibility v security), human rights and sustainability.
  • International Commercial Disputes - This gives you an understanding of the international legal principles and concepts relating to international commercial disputes, and how to apply them in a variety of practical contexts.
  • Information Technology Law - This gives you a thorough understanding of the complex legal issues created by the use of information technology, with particular application to the UK, the European Community and the USA.
  • International Intellectual Property Law - This covers the law relating to intellectual property (copyright and patents) from an international and European perspective.
  • World Trade Organisation Law - This examines the laws, law-making and adjudicative institutions of the World Trade Organisation. Particular attention is given to the procedures for dispute resolution and other 'covered agreements' relating to international economic law.

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