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International Financial Law LLM

University of Sussex

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Course options

  • Qualification

    LLM - Master of Laws

  • Location

    University of Sussex

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

International financial law plays a central role in global business transactions due to the increasing dependence of the world’s economies on the financial system. As a result, there’s an increasing demand for professionals with expertise in international financial law.

On this course, you’ll learn from today’s leading lawyers whose research underpins their teaching. You’ll:

  • gain an insight into regulatory issues affecting major transactions in global financial markets
  • learn to interpret and draft complex international financial contracts
  • develop a comprehensive understanding of the financial services industry
  • learn about fintech regulation, including cryptocurrencies
  • explore international capital and liquidity rules applicable to banks
  • engage with domestic and international developments from practical, regulatory and policy perspectives on financial and corporate law.

This course prepares you for your future career. It has skills training at its core, helping you approach legal problems logically and Brighton hosts the headquarters of some major international financial corporations and is only an hour from London, one of Europe’s financial capitals. This gives you direct access to a highly valuable network of professional contacts and prospective employers.

Graduate destinations

Our graduates have secured positions with major employers worldwide, or used the skills and knowledge gained on the LLM to progress their careers.

Recent graduates have gone on to jobs including:

  • associate, Dentons (Mexico City)
  • associate, Perchstone & Graeys (Lagos)
  • attorney at law, Bianchischwald LLC (Zürich)
  • attorney general of Malawi (Lilongwe)
  • customer due diligence executive, KPMG (Foshan)
  • director of investments, Bright Care Investment (London)
  • due diligence officer, BNP Paribas (Oslo)
  • financial legal counsel, Natixis Investment Managers – Mirova (Paris)
  • legal and compliance officer, Validus Risk Management (London)
  • legal counsel, Bridgepoint (Istanbul)
  • portfolio manager, Jefferson Capital Ltd (London)
  • section chief, Financial Services Agency of Japan (Tokyo)
  • senior tax analyst, Avalara (Brighton)

Application deadline

01 September 2022

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 18,975per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Sussex

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  • Campus address

    University of Sussex, Sussex House, Brighton, Brighton & Hove, BN1 9RH, England

The city of Brighton & Hove is world famous for its openness and inclusivity. The city is only one hour from London and 30 minutes from Gatwick airport.
With world-leading development courses and highly regarded business programmes, Sussex has a reputation for expertise in sustainability and innovation.
A university with an international reputation, Sussex welcomes students to its friendly community of academics and students of over 150 nationalities.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    39th out of 104 12

    36th out of 106 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    126 56%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.92 78%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    133 60%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    67.0 67%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.64 73%



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