MSc Law and Finance

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​Combining academic excellence with practical insights into the intersection of law and finance

Start date:


  • 1 year

Time commitment:

  • Full time


  • Oxford

About the programme

The MSc Law and Finance is taught jointly by the Faculty of Law and the Saïd Business School of the University of Oxford.

The full-time, ten-month programme offers students with a prior background in law the chance to develop an advanced interdisciplinary understanding of relevant economic and financial contexts.

As part of the curriculum, you will take graduate-level courses in:

  • Financial Economics
  • Corporate Finance
  • Law and Economics of Corporate Transactions

These are supplemented by courses from the Law Faculty and Saïd Business School’s including:

  • Principles of Financial Regulation
  • Corporate Finance Law
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Asset Management
  • Private Equity
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
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The programme is designed to provide lawyers and those pursuing a career in financial institutions, government or business with a thorough grounding in finance.

This in-depth exposure to cutting-edge research and ideas in both law and finance makes our graduates exceptionally well qualified to address the challenges facing businesses, governments and regulators.

The programme has built a fantastic reputation very quickly. We have been very impressed with the students we have met from the programme, particularly with their level of commercial awareness of the challenges facing legal practitioners.

Piers Prichard-Jones

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

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Hear why past MSc in Law and Finance students chose to study at Oxford.