Master of Science by Coursework in Law and Finance
Differences from 2015/16 to 2022/23
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 ofthe 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 on a subject to be proposed bythe candidate in consultation with the supervisor, and approved by the Chair of the Board of Examiners. The dissertation shall be wholly or substantially the result of work undertaken whilst registeredfor the degreeof M.Sc. inLaw and Finance. The required format for this dissertation is the common format prescribed for all law theses, which is printedin the Law Faculty Graduate Student Handbook andthe M.Sc. inLaw and Finance Handbook.
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.
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.
Law and Economics of Corporate Transactions
First Principles of Financial Economics
- Comparative Corporate
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
Transnational Commercial Law
Asset Management Capital Raising andFinance Cases in Finance and Investment Entrepreneurial Finance
Mergers, Acquisitions and Restructuring