In collaboration with
School of Legal Studies
LLM in International Corporate
and Financial Law
2nd Intake 2006 Programme Code : 63923
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It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to to which these programmes may lead.
LLM in International Corporate and Financial Law
The School of Legal Studies, University of Wolverhampton is offering this LLM in
International Corporate and Financial Law in Hong Kong in collaboration with the
School of Continuing and Professional Education, CityU.
Hong Kong is the fourth largest banking and financial centre in the world and
knowledge in international corporate and financial law is important to
professionals working in the business related sector. The LLM in International
Corporate and Financial Law programme is designed for people in the field of
law, banking and financial services for their career development and
advancement. It is also relevant to individuals who hold corporate positions such
as corporate treasurer.
School of Legal Studies, University of Wolverhampton
The University of Wolverhampton is one of the largest universities in the UK with over 21,000 students and 2,000
staff. The School of Legal Studies is one of the largest law schools in the UK with about 3,000 students and has over
thirty years' experience of providing relevant, dynamic and forward-thinking legal education. The School runs LLB
(Hons) and LPC courses, and also courses in Criminal Justice, Corporate and Professional Law, and English and
European Law at Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels and is active in a number of legal research areas, such as
Insolvency and Company Law, Finance Law, Environmental Law, and Maritime and Trade Law.
Programme Aims and Objectives
This LLM programme aims to prepare and support students who wish to develop a career in the areas of
international corporate and financial law. It is designed to enable them to:
Understand the basis of research as a fundamental tool in the enhancement of knowledge within this topic
Develop the advanced knowledge and skills required to perform in a senior functional or general management
Gain an understanding of the importance of an overall commercial awareness necessary for the areas of
international banking and finance; And
Gain strategic knowledge from the core and option subjects selected for their particular learning profile.
Its objectives are to develop in students:
Research skills and commercial awareness appropriate to corporate and financial regulatory requirements;
Knowledge and critical understanding and analysis of complex organisational issues by taking an independent
and holistic perspective.
The programme will involve some coursework and a major research project and the research project can be carried
out at the student's workplace.
Who Should Apply
Degree holders working in investment/international banks, accounting, audit and law firms OR
Postgraduate degree holders working in relevant professional sectors, seeking for a second Masters in law.
Our first cohort of students hold senior positions in business and finance sectors, such as CFO, CEO, Business Director,
Actuarial Director, Vice President, Senior Manager, etc.
Workplace Distribution Work Experience
Others 11% Banking and Finance 44.5% >20 years 15%
Insurance 15% <5 years 27%
16-20 years 8%
11-15 years 23%
Accounting and Audit 11%
Law 7.5% 5-10 years 27%
Most of our students are holders of professional degrees (e.g. LLB/Professional Accounting) or Masters degrees.
Among those with Masters' degree qualifications, 31% of them have obtained two Masters prior to admission.
Highest Academic Qualification on Entry:
Qualifications on Entry
Master's Degree 62%
Bachelor's Degree 31% Master's Degree 42%
Accounting & Finance Masters 25%
Other Masters 31%
Bachelor's Degree 38%
At least two Bachelors' 8% Law Degree 30%
Two Masters' 19% Business Degree 50%
Others (e.g. BSc) 20%
The programme lasts for 2 years by part-time study and comprises 8 modules (120 credits) and a Dissertation (60 credits). Students
may apply for an intermediate award of Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma after completion of the required credits.
Year 1 Postgraduate Certificate Four modules (15 credits each): Postgraduate Certificate (PgC)
[60 credits] Commercial Awareness (core) in International Corporate and
Financial Services Law and Financial Crime (core) Financial Law
Research Methods (core)
Choose 1 out of the followings:
International Banking Law
Advanced English for Lawyers
Postgraduate Diploma Completion of PgC plus four modules (15 credits each): Postgraduate Diploma (PgD)
Year 2 [120 credits] in International Corporate and
International Corporate Finance (core)
International Corporate Governance (core) Financial Law
Risk Management (core)
Choose 1 out of the followings:
International Corporate Liquidation
International Banking Law
Advanced English for Lawyers
MASTERS Completion of PgD plus a Dissertation (20,000 to 25,000 words) LLM in International Corporate
[180 credits] in an approved subject relevant to corporate and financial law and Financial Law
The programme will be conducted in part-time intensive block delivery mode. Each module consists of 30 contact hours
spreading over 9 days as follows:
PRE-COURSE DAY 1 DAY 5
READING 2 weeks Saturday 2 Evenings during Saturday 3 weeks
Where DAY 2 the week DAY 6
appropriate Sunday Sunday
Total 30 contact hours
All modules (except Advanced English for Lawyers) will be taught by academic staff from University of
Wolverhampton. On average, an intensive class attendance is required once every 2 months.
Preparatory Session for Non-Law Students
For those students whose entry qualification is not in law, in order to provide a basis for legal postgraduate study, there will
be a preparatory session offered to them. The session will cover an introduction and overview of English law and legal
systems, the law of contract and tort. A study pack will be provided before commencement of the preparatory session.
A set of well-structured learning materials will be provided to students for each module to support students' learning.
Library support will be provided by students with access to the Law Section of CityU's Run Run Shaw Library, which
consists of over 98,000 volumes of law reports, statutes, periodicals and textbooks.
Students will also be provided access to the Wolverhampton On-line Learning Framework (WOLF) system, a purpose-
built computer-based learning environment developed by University of Wolverhampton to enable students to access
course notes, related resources and support materials, and to communicate with tutors and other students online.
Teaching and Learning
A variety of teaching approaches will be adopted in this programme. To develop
students' skills and knowledge, the teaching strategies used will focus on those
that emphasize student-centred learning, where students take responsibility for
their own learning. Teaching methods will include lectures, seminars and small
group tutorials/workshops. Videos, case studies, role play exercises and work-
based projects may also be used to support learning. In addition, an assignment
clinic session will be offered to students after the intensive lecture to facilitate
students in preparing the assessed assignment.
The following staff from School of Legal Studies, University of Wolverhampton will be involved in delivering the
programme in Hong Kong.
Dr Andrew Haynes BA (Hons) Law; Cert Ed; PhD
Principal Lecturer; Reader in Corporate & Professional Law Division
Martin J Cartwright BA (Hons) Law; BPhil. Criminology
Associate Dean (Learning Strategies, Research & Scholarship)
Professor Stephen Griffin LLB (Hons); MPhil
Professor of Law
Joan Whieldon CertEd; LLB (Hons); pgCert; pgDip; LLM; MCI(Arb);Mediator
Principal Lecturer; Head of Enterprise; Innovation and Training Unit
Loraine Houlton LLB (Hons); DMS; MSc; Solicitor; Mediator
Principal Lecturer; Head of Corporate & Professional Division; Practicing Solicitor
Professor Roger Gregory LLB (Hons); PhD
Professor of Law
Applicants should hold:
An appropriate honours degree (e.g. an honours degree in law, finance or accounting); OR
A professional qualification deemed to be equivalent to an appropriate honours degree; OR
Qualifications and experience deemed to be equivalent to the above.
Applicants whose qualification is not taught and assessed by English may be required to demonstrate the English
proficiency equivalent to IELTS score 6.0.
Commencement Application Deadline
September 2006 11 August 2006
Application fee : HK$140 (to be paid at the time of application)
Programme fee : HK$96,000 (Total)
1 nd instalment - HK$32,000 (payable upon admission)
2 rd instalment - HK$32,000 (payable before commencement of PgD stage)
3 instalment - HK$32,000 (payable before commencement of Masters stage)
Caution money : HK$400
Continuing Education Fund (CEF)
Some of the modules in this programme have been included in the list of reimbursable courses for CEF purposes.
Upon successful completion of the individual modules, eligible applicants may be reimbursed $6,400 per module,
subject to a maximum sum of HK$10,000. For CEF information and details of application procedures, please visit
the website: www.info.gov.hk/sfaa/cef or call the government’s 24-hour enquiry hotline: 3142 2277.
Successful applicants are eligible to apply for the Government’s Non-means Tested Loan Scheme (NLS). The
maximum financial assistance under the NLS is equivalent to the total tuition fees payable for the programme.
The loan borrowed will be payable in 40 equal quarterly instalments within 10 years upon completion of the
programme or after 6 years from the first disbursement of loan, whichever is earlier. Application forms are
obtainable from District Offices and the Student Financial Assistance Agency.
Completed application form, copies of academic certificates together with the application fee of HK$140, in the form
of crossed cheque made payable to City University of Hong Kong, should be sent to SCOPE at LG/F, Academic
Exchange Building, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon before the application deadline:
Successful applicants will be informed individually by mail. They will then be expected to pay the first instalment
of fee and caution money.
On-line Enquiries of Application Status
Enquiries on application status can be made by visiting our website : www.cityu.edu.hk/ce/enrol/que 7 working
days after submission of application form. NO separate acknowledgment of application will be sent to applicants.
School of Continuing and Professional Education
Location : LG/F, Academic Exchange Building, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel : 2194 2325 / 2788 7423 E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Fax : 2788 7088 Website : http://scope.edu
University of Wolverhampton
Website : http://www.wlv.ac.uk
Module Brief Descriptions
LW4080 International Banking Law
This module provides an opportunity to analyse the rapidly developing areas of international banking law, the
key principles of banking transactions and the regulatory requirements involved
It will highlight practices and procedures within a framework of both UK and international systems
LW4108 Financial Services Law and Financial Crime
This module is designed to examine the developing law of financial services and white collar crimes and
equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to understand the ethical justification for the
approaches adopted and a consideration of their effectiveness with a focus on UK, EU and international
It will identify for analysis elements such as human rights legislation and the effect of national laws on
international activities and crimes
LW4109 Commercial Awareness
This module will highlight the key principles of Commercial Awareness and the inter-relationship between the
commercial and legal aspects of international corporate and financial law
It provides students with an understanding of the practical considerations involved
LW4110 Research Methods
This module will build on undergraduate research skills and enhance further students' abilities to produce
work of an appropriate masters degree level
It examines the current debates to develop theoretical and conceptual approaches in addressing how
organisations deal with international corporate and financial regulatory requirements and/or abuses
LW4111 International Corporate Finance
This module aims to allow students to analyse the legal issues that come from financial products used by large
corporations and financial institutions
A study of global financial markets and financial structures
LW4112 International Corporate Governance
This module will provide an opportunity to examine the internal and external regulation of companies and
Consideration of the social and economic responsibilities of companies
LW4114 International Corporate Liquidation
The purpose of this module is to explore the concept of corporate liquidation and rescue
An examination and evaluation of formal and informal insolvency administration procedures
LW4101 Risk Management
This module provides an introduction to the key principles of risk management and the relationship of
regulation and legislation in international corporate and financial organisation
It will highlight practices and procedures within a framework to put systems in place to help mitigate and
LW3000 Advanced English for Lawyers
This moudle aims to raise the standard of written and spoken English to the level of necessary to complete this
programme bearing in mind the specialist vocabulary involved
This module aims to support students in the production of a piece of original work based on independent
research designed to make a strategic contribution to the understanding of international corporate and financial
CEF reimbursable courses