MSc Law and Finance

​Combining academic excellence with practical insights into the intersection of law and finance

Start date: September 2024


  • 1 year

Time commitment:

  • Full time


  • Oxford


  • £49,990

About the programme

The MSc Law and Finance is taught jointly by the Faculty of Law and Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.

This full-time Master's degree programme offers an advanced understanding of economic and financial contexts. With its interdisciplinary approach to law and finance, the programme is designed to provide lawyers and those pursuing a career in financial institutions, government or business with a thorough grounding in finance.

We take an in-depth approach to the key ideas and research within these two fields of study. As a result, our graduates are exceptionally well qualified to address the challenges facing businesses, governments and regulators.

You will take three core courses:

  1. Financial economics
  2. Finance
  3. Economics of corporate transactions

These are supplemented by courses from the Law Faculty and Saïd Business School including:

  • Principles of financial regulation
  • Corporate finance law
  • Entrepreneurial finance project
  • Private equity and debt
  • Investing in private markets
  • Investing in public equity
  • Mergers, acquisitions and restructuring

There are also pre-sessional courses in maths and financial reporting.

Assessments are varied and may include timed examinations, group practical work, extended essays/coursework and dissertation.

The programme has built a fantastic reputation very quickly. We have been very impressed with the students we have met from the programme, particularly with their level of commercial awareness of the challenges facing legal practitioners.

Piers Prichard-Jones

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Class profile

Based on a 3 year average (2019-22)


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How to apply


£49,990 for the 2024-25 academic year.

Entry requirements

You are normally expected to have, or be predicted to achieve:

  • An undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent). Your undergraduate degree is expected to be either a first class or very strong upper second-class degree.
  • A background in law. This should be either a degree in law or an equivalent professional qualification, including PgDL/CPE.


Sessions are held at both the Faculty of Law and Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.

Alumni experience


Hear why past students chose this programme at Oxford.

I was drawn to the breadth of the programme. It allowed me to deepen my understanding of financial regulation, while also developing a stronger grasp of the theory and application of finance.

Rosie Thomas

Executive Adviser to the Chair of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)

The Oxford Saïd Finance Lab

Successful candidates may be eligible for The Oxford Saïd Finance Lab, which prepares students for investment banking, private equity and asset management roles.

The Finance Lab also provides access to networking opportunities. Participants gain the skills required to enter and succeed in the finance sector.