LLM/PGDip in International Finance

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Are you interested in international finance? Do you feel you need an edge to succeed in competitive labour markets? Would you like to study in a global offshore financial centre? If so, keep reading!


The Law School offers postgraduate studies in International Finance: Law and Regulation. Students will gain knowledge and skills in both the legal and policy aspects of international finance.


The course content includes consideration of areas such as financial markets, banking law, international insolvency, money laundering and public-private partnerships.


The LLM and PGDip stand on the cutting-edge of training in practice and research skills, and are provided by the Truman Bodden Law School lecturing team, together with the extensive e-resources and expertise of The University of Liverpool, a leading Russell Group University.

This programme services the needs of Caymanian and international law practices: to equip professionals with the best tools to fulfill their ambitions in local firms, and to award a comparative advantage to those pursuing international careers.


The LLM and the PGDip are NOT qualifying law degrees and thus do not award access to legal practice in the jurisdictions of England and Wales and/or the Cayman Islands.

A Programme that Suits Your Needs

You can design the programme to your needs. Prior to submitting your application, please choose from each of the two aspects below:

  • Study tracks: LLM or PGDip?


You have a choice of two study tracks: the LLM – Master of Laws; or the PGDip – Postgraduate Diploma. You must choose one in submitting your application.


The PGDip comprises 9 taught modules. The LLM – Master of Laws tops it up with a Summer dissertation.

  • Study length: full-time or part-time?


The LLM and the PGDip are available full-time and part-time. Lessons take place on weekdays in the early evening.


Full-time students can complete the programme in one academic year.


Part-time students can complete the programme in two academic years, thus spreading the workload over time.

Method of Teaching

The teaching methods are strategically designed to promote, engage and enhance student learning.


Teaching in all modules involves a combination of lectures and seminars.


Lectures are led by the Module Leader and are designed to structure the students’ knowledge in the relevant topic. Sessions are interactive in nature due to the small size of the group.


Seminars rely on active student preparation and participation. Module Leaders will produce lists of selected materials and questions for discussion at each session. Students will be expected to locate and read these materials in order to be ready to answer and discuss the questions set for each seminar session.


Assessment Methods

The assessment strategy underpinning the programme combines written coursework and oral presentations.


Written coursework assessments are designed to evaluate the students’ research skills, critical analysis and written communication skills whilst at the same time enhancing their skills of time management and prioritisation.


Oral presentations evaluate the student’s knowledge, research ability, critical analysis skills, problem-solving skills and enhanced communication skills in an oral form prior to coursework submission.



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