MSc Law and Finance

Trinity College Dublin

Course Overview

The MSc in Law and Finance offers an advanced qualification to graduates in business, economics or law. It is taught full-time over one year and comprises 60 ECTS of taught modules and a 30 ECTS research dissertation, 90 ECTS in total.

The course will develop the students’ skills to apply theory to practice, solve business problems and help organizations to continuously grow and improve their performance across these disciplines. The course is structured to include the foundational and advanced material needed to build students’ knowledge and understanding of law and finance, provide students with the capacity to embrace current and future changes such as financial regulation, EU law and financial innovation, and develop both students’ technical skills in understanding financial and legal concepts and analytic skills to apply these skills.

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Dublin City

What is the length of the course?

12 Months (1 Year) Full-time

When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?


Placement options

Application Closing Date

Open for an application

Number of Places

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 19,500

Living Costs per year

€ 12,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits

  • Interdisciplinary study. A unique opportunity to gain a solid background in Law and Finance.
  • Highly interactive lessons with opportunities to develop presentation skills, deal with real life case studies and work in group assignments.
  • Research project. An opportunity to delve into an area of interest with the capstone research project under the guidance of a professor from Law or Finance. You decide.
  • Flexible and wide ranging electives Select 30 credits of modules from both disciplines.
  • International network. Study alongside students from all over the world.

Entry requirements

How to Apply

Once you are ready to start your application, please click on APPLY NOW

As part of your application, you will be required to submit:

  • Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
  • Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A copy of your passport
  • Personal Statement
  • CV/Resume
  • Extra requests for certain courses

Minimum entry requirements

An undergraduate honors bachelor degree of 2.1 grade or higher in Business, Economics or Law. A GMAT/GRE result is not required but is useful. Applicants whose first language is not English must meet the University’s English Language Proficiency requirements.
• Applications are invited from graduates who hold an undergraduate honors bachelor degree of II.1 grade or higher in Law, Business or Economics.
• A GMAT/GRE result is not required but is useful

• Certified Academic transcript(s) for all completed and current academic and professional courses.
• Certified copy of degree certificate(s) for all completed academic and professional courses.
• Two Academic References.
• Curriculum Vitae.
• A recognized certificate of English Language Competency if English is not your first language (see above).
• Applicants are welcome to submit additional documentation for consideration if they so wish.

English Requirements

• IELTS: Grade 6.5 overall
• TOEFL: 88 internet-based, 570 paper-based, 230 computer-based. The test taken here should be TOEFL IBT
• Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PTE Academic: a minimum score of 63 to be eligible (with no section score below 59)
• Duolingo English Test: minimum overall score of 110/160, dated since January 2020

Special Entry Requirements


Career Prospects

Graduates can gain employment in a range of roles within the financial services industry as well as the legal sector and will be well placed to tackle business challenges with an understanding of both the legal and financial aspects; which is crucially important to organisations operating in an increasingly dynamic and complex world.


We advise students to apply for this programme as early as possible as admission to the course will be very competitive. The programme is subject to early closure as a result.