The MSc in Law and Finance 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 programme 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. It 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.
The MSc in Law and Finance is taught full-time over one year and comprises 60 ECTS of taught modules and a 30 ECTS research dissertation, 90 ECTS in total. Of the 60 ECTS taught credits, students will take mandatory modules worth 30 ECTS and elective modules worth 30 ECTS. When choosing electives, students select either 10 ECTS in Law and 20 ECTS in Finance or 20 ECTS in Law and 10 ECTS in Finance
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 School of Business.
*The School of Law and Trinity Business School reserve the right to vary the following list and, in particular, the right to withdraw and add modules. Note that timetabling considerations may also restrict choice.
Law Electives (10 ECTS)
Finance Electives (5 ECTS)
Having successfully completed this programme, students should be able to:
- Critically appraise the core concepts of finance and financial management, the role and function of the financial system.
- Critically appraise the role and challenges of financial regulation, in a national and international context.
- Conduct effective and targeted research in case law, legislation and academic legal commentary at both the national and international levels;
- Critically appraise the unique challenges of the financial system and the legal requirements needed to ensure a smoothly functioning system
- Analyse financial failures, both at the firm level and at the national and international levels, and critically analyse regulation and its failures to prevent crises.
- Address company and country case-studies to identify the challenges of finance and the legal framework in which the financial system operates.
- Use appropriate legal, financial and economic theories, doctrines and concepts to identify, formulate, analyse and solve business and legal problems within national and international contexts;
- Critically analyse the interplay between law and social change in a variety of different contexts as they pertain to international financial services law;
- Discuss and debate different perspectives on legal, financial and economic theories and doctrines in the area of international financial systems.
- Plan and complete independent research and present work in a coherent and professional manner, in formats appropriate for a variety of specialist audiences.