Law and Finance (M.Sc.)

1 year Full Time


Interdisciplinary study at the postgraduate level is widely recognised as a highly desirable attribute for employers. The MSc in Law and Finance offers an advanced qualification to graduates in business, economics or law.  It is taught full-time over one year and comprises 60 ECTS of taught modules and a 30 ECTS research dissertation, 90 ECTS in total.
The course will develop the students’ skills to apply theory to practice, solve business problems and help organisations to continuously grow and improve their performance across these disciplines. The course is structured to include the foundational and advanced material needed to build students’ knowledge and understanding of law and finance, provide students with the capacity to embrace current and future changes such as financial regulation, EU law and financial innovation, and develop both students’ technical skills in understanding financial and legal concepts and analytic skills to apply these skills.
Of the 60 ECTS taught credits, there will be five mandatory modules worth 30 ECTS and elective modules worth 30 ECTS. Mandatory modules such as Corporate Finance and Corporate Governance, Business Ethics, Investment Theory and EU Financial Services Law will allow students to master the fundamentals of law and finance.  Elective modules such as Financial Econometrics, Legal Issues in Sustainable Finance, Regulation of Alternative Investment Funds, International Finance and Mergers and Acquisitions will further enhance students’ knowledge.
The 30 ECTS research dissertation is designed to enable students to undertake individual research and undertake an in-depth individual research study of a particular issue within the field of Law or Finance. Students will have the option to write a 12,000 word dissertation under the guidance of academic leaders at the School of Law or Trinity Business School.
The MSc  Law and Finance will ensure that graduates are particularly well placed to tackle business challenges with an understanding of both the legal and financial aspects, which is crucially important to organisations operating in an increasingly dynamic and complex world. It will be beneficial for lawyers working in corporate law, corporate finance, funds, securities, financial regulation as well as those working in the financial services industry. Many of those employed in corporate finance in investment banks have a background in law, making the programme a popular choice for those working in banking, asset management or regulation. It will provide individuals with the necessary skills and ways of thinking needed to succeed in areas of law and financial services.

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Study Law and Finance (M.Sc.) at Trinity

Introduction to the Law and Finance MSc Programme by Professor Alexandros Seretakis at Trinity College Dublin.

Course Details

Next Intake

September 2022

Course Director

Dr Felix Mezzanotte

Closing Date

31st May 2022

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Admission Requirements

An undergraduate honours bachelor degree of 2.1 grade or higher in Business, Economics or Law.  This is the starting point for admissions and does not guarantee entry.
We strongly advise students to apply for this programme as early as possible as admission to the course will be very competitive. The programme is subject to early closure as a result.

Course Fees

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Adithya Sivaraman, MSc Law and Finance
“I completed my Chartered Company Secretary qualification in India in the year 2017 and worked in one of the Top 500 Listed Companies and in a Systemically Important Financial Institution in India as their Company Secretary. While I was working as the Company Secretary, I’ve had hands-on experience in managing various restructuring projects and equity raise transactions involving PE investors from multiple jurisdictions. During this process, I realized that legal knowledge coupled with strong commercial acumen is extremely important to create a niche in the corporate space hence I started to explore the courses that are offered by leading universities and that’s when I came to know about the interdisciplinary course in Law and Finance offered by the School of Law, TCD in collaboration with Trinity Business School. This program was a perfect choice for my professional interest for very two valid reasons. Firstly, the program allowed me to specialize on a range of modules such as Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, EU Financial Services Laws, Regulation of Alternative Investment Funds, Mergers & Acquisitions and Venture Capital which in turn helped me to comprehend the regulatory regime in Ireland and the EU as a whole while enabling me to understand the commercial sense behind a corporate transaction. Secondly, the program had candidates from different walks of life and from different ethnic groups which in turn enhanced the quality of learning by providing wider spectrum of opinions and expertise. Furthermore, the lecture sessions were highly interactive and the lecturers provided us with thought-provoking and invaluable insights into financial and regulatory matters.
Overall, I would like to conclude by saying that Trinity is fantastic in terms of diversity and academic standards and I am extremely honored and elated to have been a part of the maiden batch of the MSc Law and Finance program. With this kind of impact and outreach I am sure that the course would benefit the students enrolling and the market that’s waiting to absorb them, rendering a win-win situation. It is needless to again emphasis that I would certainly recommend this course to those who like to excel.”