Master of Science by Coursework in Law and Finance

  • 1. Candidates must follow for at least three terms a course of instruction in Law and Finance.

  • 2. Candidates must complete the following courses, and satisfy the examiners in the summative assessment in each case:

    • (a) all courses from Schedule A; and

    • (b) either two law electives from Schedule B, or one law elective from Schedule B and an individual dissertation, or one elective from Schedule B and the Corporate Valuation course plus one further elective from Schedule C, as prescribed for the Master in Business Administration or Master of Science in Financial Economics.

  • 3. Not all electives will necessarily be taught or examined in any one year. Details of those which are available will be published in the M.Sc. in Law and Finance Handbook for the year of the examination, subject to any amendment posted on the designated course website by Monday of week minus 1 of the Michaelmas Term before the examination is held.

  • 4. With the consent of the MLF Academic Director and the Subject Group Convener of the Course in question, candidates may offer as an alternative to one or both law electives from Schedule B, any other course listed in Schedule A of the BCL/M.Jur regulations (subject to the same limitations imposed on BCL and M.Jur students).

  • 5. With the consent of the MLF Academic Director, candidates may offer as an alternative to one or both electives from Schedule C, one or more courses from the list of electives prescribed for the Master in Business Administration or Master of Science in Financial Economics which are not already listed in Schedule C.

  • 6. Candidates may offer a dissertation under the regulations for the Bachelor of Civil Law and Magister Juris.  Further details will be published in the M.Sc. Law and Finance Handbook and Examination Conventions.

  • 7. Course assignments, where set, must be submitted not later than the time and date stipulated for each exercise; these will be published by the Board of Examiners before the first Monday of each term in which the assignment or project must be undertaken. Such assignments shall be submitted electronically via WebLearn by the times and dates specified. Candidates will be contacted with details of how to submit the assignments. On submitting the assignments, candidates will also be required to submit an online declaration of authorship.

  • 8. The degree of M.Sc. shall be awarded to any candidate who achieves marks of at least 50 per cent in assessments for all courses (for which purposes a dissertation, if offered, shall count as one course), with satisfactory completion of pass/fail course assessment components where relevant.

  • 9. The Board of Examiners may award a distinction for excellence in the examination.

  • 10. Candidates are permitted on only one occasion to resubmit or retake failed assessment items on any course on which they have failed to achieve the required standard.

Schedule A

  • Law and Economics of Corporate Transactions

  • Finance

  • First Principles of Financial Economics

Schedule B

  • Commercial Negotiation and Mediation
  • Comparative Corporate Law

  • Competition Law

  • Conflict of Laws

  • Corporate Tax Law and Policy

  • Corporate Finance Law

  • Corporate Insolvency Law

  • European Business Regulation

  • Intellectual Property Law

  • International Economic Law

  • Legal Concepts in Financial Law

  • Principles of Financial Regulation

  • Regulation

  • Transnational Commercial Law

Schedule C

  • Corporate Valuation

  • Asset Management

  • Capital Raising and Finance

  • Cases in Finance and Investment

  • Entrepreneurial Finance

  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Restructuring

  • Private Equity