MSc Law and Financial Crime Compliance

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Typology Master
Methodology Online
Start January 2018
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Building on knowledge already gained from the International Compliance Association's Professional Postgraduate Diploma, the MSc Financial Crime Compliance provides a master’s degree with a strong focus on the development of skills and knowledge in the law and compliance field.

The degree is designed to complement and extend students' ICA Diploma studies, adding master's-level studies in relevant areas of law to areas of study covered in the ICA Diploma. The programme provides the intellectual and practical underpinnings required to enhance an already-established career in the compliance field, as well as a rigorous approach to self-reflection and personal development.

Important information

You must have one of the following qualification levels to take this course: Bachelor's Degree, Professional Diploma, Masters , Doctoral Degree (PhD)


Where and when

Starts Location
Starts Jan-2018

Frequent Asked Questions

· Requirements

UK entry requirements: The ICA Diploma is required before University of Law study begins. Students should possess a UK bachelors degree in any subject at 2:2 or above or equivalent qualifications.

What you'll learn on the course

IT Law
Financial Crime
Financial Training
Law and Economics

Course programme

Part I (ICA)

Students must have passed either the Professional Postgraduate Diploma in GRC awarded by the International Compliance Association (ICA), or the Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Crime Compliance awarded by the International Compliance Association (ICA).
The University of Law will grant 90 (M-level) credits towards the MSc Law, Governance, Risk and Compliance or the MSc Law and Financial Crime Compliance, on your production of confirmation of completion of this stage. The credits are applied to the named award: if you hold the ICA Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Crime Compliance, then the 90 (M-level) credits will be applied towards the MSc Law and Financial Crime Compliance only.

Part 2 (University of Law)

The MSc component (either subject area) will consist of a series of modules comprising M-level credits.

“Law Background” route through either MSc
Research Methods module – 30 creditsPractice-Focused Dissertation - 60 credits“Non-Law Background” route through either MSc
Law & Practice module of choice – 30 creditsResearch Methods module – 30 creditsProfessional Practice Dissertation – 40 creditsStudents receive up to seven hours of supervision via e-mail from a University of Law tutor during each module, and further online supervision during the dissertation element.

Course assessment

The MSc is assessed via:
Research Methods module (both routes) – Dissertation Proposal FormLaw & Practice module (“Non-Law Background” route only) – Module Assignment and Portfolio ReportDissertation element (version as appropriate to “Background” route) – final dissertation courseworkResearch Methods module – the Dissertation Proposal FormThe Research Methods module builds to the submission of the Proposal Form for the dissertation appropriate to route – either the “Law Background” or “Non-Law Background”.

The module provides guidance in how to complete the Proposal Form, which is the basis for the dissertation stage: the topic area must be relevant to the MSc studied (i.e. either Law, Governance, Risk & Compliance, or Law and Financial Crime Compliance) and the assessment also approves the title chosen.
Students must pass the Research Methods module before commencing the dissertation study period.

Additional information


Domestic: £4,500. International: £4,500 (January 2018)Domestic: £4,650. International: £4,650 (July 2018)
Target territories: UK, EU , Malaysia, Canada, Hong Kong, Cyprus, Italy, China, Germany, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Kuwait, Romania, Bulgaria

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