MSc Law and Finance

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​Combining academic excellence with practical insights into the intersection of law and finance
Start date:
September 2020
  • 1 year
Time commitment:
  • Full time
  • Oxford

About the programme

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

The full-time, ten-month programme offers students with a prior background in law the chance to develop an advanced interdisciplinary understanding of relevant economic and financial contexts.

As part of the curriculum, you will take three core courses:

  • Financial Economics
  • Finance
  • 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
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The programme is designed to provide lawyers and those pursuing a career in financial institutions, government or business with a thorough grounding in finance.

This in-depth exposure to cutting-edge research and ideas in both law and finance makes our graduates exceptionally well qualified to address the challenges facing businesses, governments and regulators.

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

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Hear why past MSc in Law and Finance students chose to study at Oxford.