LLM (Financial Regulation and Compliance)

Our LLM Financial (Regulation and Compliance) programme focuses on the law and practice relating to the regulation of investment business in the UK. It features compliance and the identification and management of legal and regulatory risk.

The LLM (Financial Regulation and Compliance) programme is awarded by BPP University.

Programme details

London Holborn

Start Date

September, January and May

Length of programme

One-year, full-time
Two-years, part-time

Modes of study



Memorandum of advice on a practical legal issue (30%), a written examination (70%) in each module (core and electives) and a dissertation of 10,000 words on a topic within the compulsory module.

How to apply

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Key Information

  • Taught by compliance specialists from the industry and regulators
  • Develop your knowledge and skills in specific areas of law by choosing from at least 20 specialist electives
  • Funding available through Scholarships, interest-free payment plans and Future Finance student loans^
  • Outstanding careers support and an opportunity to gain legal experience by working on real-life cases through our award-winning Pro Bono Centre to help you improve your employment prospects
  • Designed to enhance your employability in a legal context through ‘practice-ready’ modules

Is this programme for me?

The BPP University LLM (Financial Regulation and Compliance) has been designed by practitioners essentially for those either in or intending to enter the compliance profession. Therefore in considering applications we will take account of any relevant practical experience that candidates have had. The programme is taught by legal and regulatory experts as well as those who have, and in some cases continue, to hold senior positions in compliance. While practically orientated, the programme does, however, place the law and relevant practices in a conceptual context and in particular addresses issues relating to liability much wider than, for example, would arise simply under the Financial Services and Markets Act. There is also a focus on issues relevant to a wide cross-section of commercial law including contract law, agency, sale of goods, and security.

More details about the programme can be found in the programme specification handbook.

How will I be taught?

To ensure you get the most from your study, modules are taught with a mix of lectures and small group seminars, supported by comprehensive online material. Our lecturers are experts in their relevant subject areas, many having international reputations and current practical experience.

You will receive excellent teaching and support, and will be encouraged to research and study independently with the support of your personal tutor, and when it comes to your dissertation a dedicated supervisor.

Comprehensive learning material can be accessed anytime, anywhere via our virtual learning environment. Most lectures are also available on MP3 and MP4 files.

How will I be assessed?

The method of assessment for each module will be a combination of:

  • Memorandum of advice on a practical legal issue (30%)
  • Written examination (70%)

You must also submit a dissertation of 10,000 words (maximum) on Financial Regulation and Compliance.

Your dissertation will be supervised by an academic or practitioner from a relevant area of law. What's more, throughout the LLM in Commercial Law programme you will receive feedback and support, ensuring you maximise your success.

You can study over one-year, full-time or two-years, part-time, with the option of three starting dates in  September, January, and May. See the 'Modules' tab for more details of how you can structure your programme.


In addition to the compulsory module and a 10,000-word dissertation, students are required to select three electives from the optional modules listed.


  • 10,000-word dissertation 60 credits
  • Financial Regulation and Compliance 30 credits


  • Advanced Corporate Law 30 credits
  • Business Tax Law 30 credits
  • Business Organisations’ Law 30 credits
  • Chinese Business Law 30 credits
  • Chinese Finance and Investment Law 30 credits
  • Chinese Public Law and Human Rights 30 credits
  • Commercial Law 30 credits
  • Comparative Commercial Law 30 credits
  • Corporate Finance Law 30 credits
  • Corporate Securities Law 30 credits
  • Fraud and Financial Crime 30 credits
  • International and Comparative Tax Law 30 credits
  • International Business Law 30 credits
  • International Financial Transactional Law 30 credits
  • Islamic Business Law 30 credits
  • Islamic Finance Law 30 credits
  • Transnational Criminal Justice Law 30 credits
  • UK and International Banking Law 30 credits
  • The Law of Investigations 30 credits

Entry requirements

To apply for the BPP University LLM (Financial Regulation and Compliance) you must meet the following minimum admissions requirements:

  • Law degree (minimum lower second class honours) ; OR
  • Degree in law and another subject (minimum lower second class honours) ; OR
  • Non-law degree (minimum lower second class honours) and a pass in the GDL or CPE; OR
  • Non-law degree (minimum lower second class honours) and appropriate/relevant professional experience
  • Non-graduates with appropriate professional experience will also be considered.


English language

  • IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent

Our International Office can assess your certificates and advise if you meet the entry requirements. You can also visit our website for a list of entry requirements from your country. If you do not think you meet the entry requirements, but have other qualifications or work experience, please contact us.

Study locations

BPP University LLM programmes are taught in London – a global financial centre and hub of international trade.

This BPP University LLM is available at the London Holborn centre starting in September, January and May.

Paying for your programme

January 2017

The part-time programme fee is £11,500.
The full-time programme fee is £11,500.

A deposit of £250 will need to be paid within 48 hours of accepting your offer, in order to secure your place.

May 2017

The part-time programme fee is £11,500.
The full-time programme fee is £11,500.

A deposit of £250 will need to be paid within 48 hours of accepting your offer, in order to secure your place.

September 2017

The part-time programme fee is £11,500.
The full-time programme fee is £11,500.

A deposit of £250 will need to be paid within 48 hours of accepting your offer, in order to secure your place.

Additional charges

In addition to your programme fees, there may be additional charges associated with your studies, which include:

Resit fees for assessments £75
Resit fees to repeat a 15-credit module £400
Resit fees to repeat a 20-credit module £530
Resit fees to repeat a 30-credit module £800


BPP University welcomes and supports applications for student scholarships. We offer a number of scholarships and discretionary awards for our law programmes.

Postgraduate Loans

Postgraduate Loans will be available for eligible Master's courses commencing from September 2016 (subject to eligibility). You can apply for a loan of up to £10,000, towards your course and living costs.

Applications are due to open late June 2016 and the quickest way to apply will be online at www.gov.uk/postgraduateloan.

Further information on the Postgraduate Loans, Eligibility and Repayment can be found here: http://www.practitioners.slc.co.uk/media/6854/sfe_pgl_qg_1617_d.pdf

Or for more information, please contact our Student Finance Office:
Tel: 03331 224 359
Email: studentfinance@bpp.com