FinTech Law LLM

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  • LLM FinTech Law, home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 1 year
    • Pound 12000 per year
  • LLM FinTech Law, home applicant, part time

    • Home Applicant
    • Part time, 2 years
    • Pound 2000 per 30 credit module
  • LLM FinTech Law, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 1 year
    • Pound 15960 per year

What makes this course different

Study a distinctive and innovative combination of Law and FinTech

Get a competitive advantage in a dynamic and fast-growing industry. You’ll see how regulation works in practice by attending sessions with UK financial regulators

99% internationally recognised research

99% of our research was rated as 'internationally recognised' in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014).

Evening classes

Your 6 contact hours a week are evening classes (6 - 9pm), providing flexibility to fit in with your lifestyle.

Course modules

NOTE: Modules are subject to change. For those studying part time courses the modules may vary.

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Your future career

Your future career

After completing this programme, you would be able to work in roles including financial/fintech compliance specialists; lawyers within financial/fintech institutions and law firms that have finance practice areas (they would need to have qualified in their chosen jurisdiction of practice); financial regulators and policymakers within government departments such as the ministry of finance/ treasury. 

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.

How we support your career ambitions

We offer dedicated careers support, further opportunities to thrive, such as volunteering and industry networking. Our courses are created in collaboration with employers and industry to ensure they accurately reflect the real-life practices of your future career and provide you with the essential skills needed. You can focus on building interpersonal skills through group work and benefit from our investment in the latest cutting edge technologies and facilities.

Career Zone

Our dedicated and award-winning team provide you with careers and employability resources, including:

  • Online jobs board for internships, placements, graduate opportunities, flexible part-time work.
  • Mentoring programmes for insight with industry experts 
  • 1-2-1 career coaching services 
  • Careers workshops and employer events 
  • Learning pathways to gain new skills and industry insight

Mental Wealth programme

Our Professional Fitness and Mental Wealth programme which issues you with a Careers Passport to track the skills you’ve mastered. Some of these are externally validated by corporations like Amazon and Microsoft.

Our Mental Wealth programme

We are careers first

Our teaching methods and geographical location put us right up top

  • Enterprise and entrepreneurship support 
  • We are ranked 6th for graduate start-ups 
  • Networking and visits to leading organisations 
  • Support in starting a new business, freelancing and self-employment 
  • London on our doorstep

What you'll learn

We consistently review and develop our courses and modules to ensure they are up-to-date with sector and industry graduate skills demands. Course structure, modules, and options are subject to change.

You'll learn about the role that financial regulation plays in key FinTech developments such as mobile payments, crowdfunding, cryptoassets, private digital currencies, stablecoins, and decentralised finance. You'll develop an understanding of the role that law and technology play in facilitating international transactions such as syndicated lending and international bond issues.

You'll develop the skills to critically engage with the major theoretical legal debates surrounding international financing, financial markets, and financial technology You'll be able to deal with policy arguments on international financing, financial markets, and financial technology law and have the ability to apply critical and contextual approaches to the developing legal issues emanating from international financing, regulation of financial markets and financial technology.

You will develop the ability to analyse, articulate, and write on the subject, by linking previous or current experience with an academic inquiry, particularly via a dissertation or work-based project. You'll also develop an advanced knowledge of the legal discourse and doctrines relating to international financing, financial markets, and financial technology.

You'll gain detailed knowledge and a critical understanding of key concepts, terminologies, practices, and structures dealing with international financing, financial markets, and technology. You will have detailed knowledge and a critical understanding of the topics studied by linking previous or current experience with current scholarly and legal debates on international financing, financial markets, and technology, particularly via dissertation or work-based projects. 

You'll develop the ability to engage with principal debates in the fields of international financing, financial markets, and technology.  You'll build awareness of the contribution of non-legal discipline to debates surrounding international financing, financial markets, and technology.

How you'll learn

All our LLM courses are taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, and workshops with six contact hours a week taking place during weekday evenings from 6 - 9pm. We extensively use problem-based learning, class discussion, and case studies to ensure our teaching is brought to life, while all our lectures are issued as podcasts to give you greater access to learning resources and allow you to revisit specific classes.

A variety of teaching methods will be used, and you will be expected to lead discussions based on your own research activities and reflective practice. You will also be expected to work in groups and present findings and solutions to problems. At all times you will be encouraged to reflect on and take responsibility for your own learning. Seminars and workshop groups are a key component of the course and aim to assist you with analysing underlying principles and practices of accounting and assess your application to specific issues. 

The main approaches to teaching and learning can be summarised as an emphasis on the role of learners in acquiring knowledge and understanding, the development of skills for self-managed learning and self-assessment, and a critical approach to study.

Knowledge is developed through:

  • Directed and general reading in the module
  • Knowledge-based participation in lectures, tutorials, seminars, and workshops including reflective activities with feedback
  • Online discussions and activities
  • Research using collection and analysis of research materials.
  • The use of information technology to undertake legal research.
  • Familiarity with legal concepts, case studies, and legal arguments in the selected areas of law.

Thinking skills are developed through:

  • Preparation of tasks set for tutorials, seminars, and workshops and linking theory to practice 
  • Satisfactory completion of the assessment process including essays, presentations, reports, case studies, and projects
  • Preparation for major assignments, such as dissertation/work-based project
  • Problem-solving and critical analysis in seminar activities including reflective activities with feedback
  • Online discussions and activities

Practical skills are developed through:

  • Academic and research skills session, which will take place at the beginning of the semester.
  • IT activities with feedback
  • Case studies and workshops
  • Analysis of legal argument
  • Planning and staging presentations
  • Research skills-based activities with feedback

Skills for life and work (general skills) are developed through

  • Time management is to be achieved through either working in groups or individually 
  • Forming and working in teams will develop organisational, motivational, and communication skills
  • Being able to produce clearly argued solutions when problem-solving 
  • Academic writing ability
  • Oral presentation of arguments 
  • Planning activities with feedback

How you will be assessed

Knowledge is assessed by:

  • Essays

Thinking skills are assessed by:

  • Seminars 
  • Workshops 

Practical skills are assessed by

  • Forms of formative and summative assessments 

Skills for life and work (general skills) are assessed by

  • Group tasks 
  • Time Management

Breakdown of assessment: 100% coursework

We aim to provide feedback on assessments within two weeks of the announcement of the result of the assessment.

Students with disabilities and/or particular learning needs should discuss assessments with the Course Leader to ensure they are able to fully engage with all assessments within the course.

Campus and facilities

University Square Stratford

Who teaches this course

This course is delivered by Royal Docks School of Business and Law

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.