The University of Sussex

International Financial Law

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Rank: 40 (The Complete University Guide)

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Study mode full-time

Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2020/09/01

Duration: -

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We know a lot about what has happened during the global financial crisis, but less about how or why. Specialising in this rapidly developing field, you will gain an insight into the law, regulation, documentation and legal issues affecting major transactions in global financial markets. Teaching on this course has a practical emphasis. As well as the fundamental knowledge and skills, you will be equipped with the practical tools necessary to apply your understanding of the global economy and finance, and how it is regulated, to the real-world; you develop an extensive and detailed knowledge of financial law from a theoretical, practical and interdisciplinary outlook; gain a thorough understanding of the financial services industry, with a particular emphasis on compliance; engage critically with domestic and international developments from practical, regulatory and policy perspectives on financial law; and analyse the relevant social, economic, political, historical, philosophical, ethical, scientific and cultural contexts within which financial institutions operate.


Entry requirements

A 1st- or upper 2nd-Class undergraduate Honours degree in law or a relevant subject (such as international relations, political science, history, criminology, criminal justice or sociology) but applicants from other backgrounds may be considered.

Language qualifications

IELTS: 6.5 (at least 6.0 in each component)

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About this university

International students

Students travel from some 120 countries to study at the university and make up around one quarter of all students. There are English language courses on offer for students to whom English isn’t a first language while an International Summer School is operated in July to provide future students with an intensive course. The International Student Services departments (ISS) is also responsible for trips to prominent sights and locations around the country as well as organising cultural events and activities. The university is also a member of the Erasmus program and has a number of partnerships with other international universities such as the University of California. Student’s life outside the classroom can be organised through the Students’ Union. Their services start from arrival at the university with their Fresher’s Week when volunteers in red tops are available to help new arrivals settle in. There are also regular events to attend and plenty of information available. The union operates two bars, the East Slope Bar and Falmers Bar as well as the Falmer House common room and The Globe, a bar in central Brighton. There is also a student union shop within Falmer House and a co-operative supermarket in Bramber House. There is a student run newspaper, called The Badger, which is issued weekly while there is also a radio station and a university TV station. There is also opportunities for volunteering and charity work as well as media and arts clubs and organisations. For students interested in sports, there is no shortage of different ones on offer from team sports such as basketball and cricket to racquet sports, outdoor pursuits, martial arts and individual sports such as archery and swimming.

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