Corporate Finance and Law, LLM or MSc

Corporate Finance and Law, LLM or MSc


With both an LLM and MSc exit qualification available, this programme is delivered jointly by the University of Aberdeen's School of Law and Business School, and will provide students with an interdisciplinary learning experience in Finance and Law.

Study Information

Study Options

Learning Mode
On Campus Learning
Degree Qualification
LLM or MSc
12 months
Study Mode
Full Time
Start Month
Location of Study

With both an LLM and MSc exit qualification available, this is a unique opportunity to benefit from the expertise of staff from both the School of Law and the Business School. This programme has a practical and commercial focus and will appeal to those employed in or with an interest in commercial and professional services, within the legal and financial communities.

Students can choose the most suitable route to follow depending on their own individual career aspirations. Students will learn about key issues in Corporate Finance and Law, providing them with the skills and expertise that they require in this fascinating, important and remunerative area.

This programme offers particular benefits to SMEs by developing skills and knowledge of both the legal and financial markets. Students will gain an insight into finance for SMEs and also raising finance for the stock market.

This degree is open to people from any discipline and will provide students with an interdisciplinary learning experience in Finance and Law.

Available Programmes of Study

Students will be expected to complete four Law focused courses and four Business focused courses, finalising their study with the dissertation. The courses you will study are: Issues in Corporate Finance, Accounting, Introduction to Corporate Finance Law, Corporate Governance for Corporate Finance, Portfolio Analysis, Financial Analysis and Markets, Debt Finance Law, Equity Finance Law. The dissertation will be on either a legal or financial topic.

Please note: Students staring their LLM programme in January write their Dissertation project during the Summer semester.

Duration: 12 months full-time


Corporate Finance and Law

Qualification Duration Learning Mode Study Mode Start Month Location  
LLM 12 months On Campus Learning Full Time September Aberdeen More

Corporate Finance and Law

Qualification Duration Learning Mode Study Mode Start Month Location  
MSc 12 months On Campus Learning Full Time September Aberdeen More

We will endeavour to make all course options available; however, these may be subject to timetabling and other constraints. Please see our InfoHub pages for further information.

Fee Information

Additional Fee Information

  • Fees for individual programmes can be viewed in the Programmes section above.
  • In exceptional circumstances there may be additional fees associated with specialist courses, for example field trips. Any additional fees for a course can be found in our Catalogue of Courses.
  • For more information about tuition fees for this programme, including payment plans and our refund policy, please visit our InfoHub Tuition Fees page.

Funding Opportunities

The University of Aberdeen provides an Alumni Discount Scheme:

The University of Aberdeen is very pleased to offer a 20% discount on postgraduate tuition fees for all alumni who have graduated with a degree from the University of Aberdeen. More Information can be found here.


Eligible self-funded international Masters students will receive the Aberdeen Global Scholarship. Visit our Funding Database to find out more and see our full range of scholarships.

How You'll Study

Assessment Methods

Throughout the course, a mix of coursework, exams and a dissertation is used as the basis of assessment.

Why Study Corporate Finance and Law?

By bringing together students from both financial and legal backgrounds, each student will benefit from peer-led learning and will have a rich context experience, gaining an in-depth understanding of both the financial and legal sectors and how they interconnect.

The Law School is Top 10 in the UK (Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023) and is ranked 5th in the UK for Overall Student Satisfaction in the latest National Student Survey 2022.Taught by top legal and business academics, who are shaping national and international policy, for example in regulation and the energy sector.

The Centre for Commercial Law fosters research excellence in commercial law and offers unique research activities by serving as a dynamic hub for law academics, legal practitioners, those working in related professions, industry representatives, activists and policymakers, providing opportunities for synergy and rich engagement.

Professional training facilities are also available including the Bloomberg finance lab, used by major financial services companies across the world and integrating real activity in financial markets directly into our students’ courses.

What Our Students Say

Irina Shustova

Irina Shustova

Irina Shustova

I am impressed by the comprehensive structure of the courses. It helped me to develop my strategic vision of the world of business. MSc Corporate Finance and Law is a fantastic programme that has really changed my career horizons for the better.

Euan Price

Euan Price

Euan Price

LLM Corporate Finance and Law does a great job of blending teaching from the two Schools, as you are being taught the legal underpinnings of the industry, whilst simultaneously learning some of the core business skills related to work in this field.

Entry Requirements

Open to people with a degree in any discipline, a law degree is not a requirement for the LLM. Likewise a finance degree is not a requirement for the MSc.

Those with a background in Accounting, Management, Maths, Engineering, Finance, Economics, Banking or similar will be considered.


The information below is provided as a guide only and does not guarantee entry to the University of Aberdeen.

The minimum entry requirements for this programme is a degree at 2:1 (upper second class) UK Honours level (or a degree from a non-UK institution which is judged by the University to be of equivalent worth).

Please enter your country to view country-specific entry requirements.

English Language Requirements

To study for a Postgraduate Taught degree at the University of Aberdeen it is essential that you can speak, understand, read, and write English fluently. The minimum requirements for this degree are as follows:

IELTS Academic:

OVERALL - 6.5 with: Listening - 5.5; Reading - 5.5; Speaking - 5.5; Writing - 6.0


OVERALL - 90 with: Listening - 17; Reading - 18; Speaking - 20; Writing - 21

PTE Academic:

OVERALL - 62 with: Listening - 59; Reading - 59; Speaking - 59; Writing - 59

Cambridge English B2 First, C1 Advanced, C2 Proficiency:

OVERALL - 176 with: Listening - 162; Reading - 162; Speaking - 162; Writing - 169

Read more about specific English Language requirements here.

Document Requirements

You will be required to supply the following documentation with your application as proof you meet the entry requirements of this degree programme. If you have not yet completed your current programme of study, then you can still apply and you can provide your Degree Certificate at a later date.

Degree Transcript
a full transcript showing all the subjects you studied and the marks you have achieved in your degree(s) (original & official English translation)
Personal Statement
a detailed personal statement explaining your motivation for this particular programme


Successful students will benefit from an appeal to employers with a need for individuals with the interdisciplinary skills of Law and Finance within the same role.

We have 83,500 alumni across 192 countries. Some of our alumni work in top positions such as Chief Financial Officer for GSK, Former CEO for Aberdeen Standard Investments, and Chief Operating Officer for Hasberg Global Investors.

Interdisciplinary Appeal

Study both legal and financial issues and obtain an interdisciplinary qualification

5th in the UK for Law

Our Law School is ranked 5th in the UK of 105 providers for Overall Student Satisfaction (National Student Survey 2022).

Top 10 UK Law School

We are ranked Top 10 in the UK for Law by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024.

Our Experts

You will be taught by and have access to a number of experts, many of whom are internationally renowned within their respective fields. These will include members of the Centre for Commercial Law alongside experts from the Business School.

Programme Coordinators
Dr Alisdair MacPherson
Dr Daniel Gyimah

Information About Staff Changes

You will be taught by a range of experts including professors, lecturers, teaching fellows and postgraduate tutors. Staff changes will occur from time to time; please see our InfoHub pages for further information.

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