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Trinity College Dublin

Dublin , State ,Ireland

Law and Finance (M.Sc.)

Course Description

Interdisciplinary study at the postgraduate level is widely recognised as a highly desirable attribute for employers. The MSc in Law and Finance offers an advanced qualification to graduates in business, economics or law.  It is taught full-time over one year and comprises 60 ECTS of taught modules and a 30 ECTS research dissertation, 90 ECTS in total.

The course will develop the students’ skills to apply theory to practice, solve business problems and help organisations to continuously grow and improve their performance across these disciplines. The course is structured to include the foundational and advanced material needed to build students’ knowledge and understanding of law and finance, provide students with the capacity to embrace current and future changes such as financial regulation, EU law and financial innovation, and develop both students’ technical skills in understanding financial and legal concepts and analytic skills to apply these skills.

Of the 60 ECTS taught credits, there will be five mandatory modules worth 30 ECTS and elective modules worth 30 ECTS. Mandatory modules such as Corporate Finance and Corporate Governance, Business Ethics, Investment Theory and EU Financial Services Law will allow students to master the fundamentals of law and finance.  Elective modules which include Financial Econometrics, Regulation of Alternative Investment Funds, International Finance and Mergers and Acquisitions will further enhance students’ knowledge.

The 30 ECTS research dissertation is designed to enable students to undertake individual research and undertake an in-depth individual research study of a particular issue within the field of Law or Finance. Students will have the option to write a 12,000 word dissertation under the guidance of academic leaders at the School of Law or School of Business.

The MSc in Law and Finance will ensure that graduates are particularly well placed to tackle business challenges with an understanding of both the legal and financial aspects, which is crucially important to organisations operating in an increasingly dynamic and complex world. It will be beneficial for lawyers working in corporate law, corporate finance, funds, securities, financial regulation as well as those working in the financial services industry. Many of those employed in corporate finance in investment banks have a background in law, making the programme a popular choice for those working in banking, asset management or regulation. It will provide individuals with the necessary skills and ways of thinking needed to succeed in areas of law and financial services.

Intakes

  • Sep

Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

If you are an international student studying at Trinity, you might be considering internship and graduate work in Ireland, in your home country, or elsewhere. This section provides information for Non EU students on working in Ireland during and after your studies. For information and resources to support an international job search, see our Devex resource which includes international job search advice and information.

Employers value candidates who have more to offer than a good degree with high grades. They look for students who are well rounded and who have experience outside the classroom. Search for and take advantage of opportunities to gain experience, develop your skill set, and gain a clearer picture of what you like and don't like in terms of career options.

For example, you can get involved in some of the many student clubs and societies in college, volunteer or get a part time job. Remember that voluntary work is as valuable as paid work on your CV or resume - it's a great way to demonstrate your skills to future employers. Have a look at the TCD Civic Engagement website and check out volunteering opportunities in Ireland and abroad.

PSW Opportunity

2 Years

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Postgraduate work in Trinity College Dublin is academically challenging and rewarding. As a result the University has high academic entry requirements.

Applicants will need to hold at least a 2.1 honors degree (60%) from an Irish university, or an equivalent result from a university in another country. If you have any queries in relation to your eligibility for programmes.

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