LLM Corporate and Insolvency Law
Corporate and Insolvency Law focuses on corporate organizations and the law as it relates to them. The course has been designed in response to the rapid growth in the development of corporate law in Britain and Europe, and in order to meet the needs of the legal profession in this area.
About the LLM Corporate and Insolvency Law
Nottingham Law School has a leading reputation in the fields of Insolvency and Corporate Law and students on this course will benefit from our research and expert teaching staff.
Our Centre for Business and Insolvency Law has links with a number of international agencies including INSOL International, the Insolvency Service, and the World Bank. It also hosts an annual International Insolvency Conference and a number of other events throughout the year in partnership with other agencies.
Traditional subjects such as Public Companies, Business Organisations, and Corporate Liquidation, are a key part of this course. You will complete your LLM with a strong understanding of Corporate and Insolvency Law within a European and International context, as well as being able to demonstrate an awareness of the wider economic and social factors which influence corporate institutions.
Why choose this course?
- Gain an understanding of Corporate and Insolvency Law in a European and International context.
- Learn from renowned teaching staff, including Professor David Burdette and Professor Paul Omar who are both consultants for the World Bank.
- Benefit from strong links to our Centre for Business and Insolvency Law.
- Choose a study route that suits you with full-time, part-time and distance learning options available
- Attend an International Summer School with the opportunity to explore Law in a European context.
- Scholarships available.
- Individual modules can be studied for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) awards.
You will study six taught modules followed by a dissertation.
- Business Organisations*
- Intellectual Property
- Public Companies & Securities Regulation*
- The Corporate Employer
- International Competition Law
- Principles of Business Regulation
- Corporate Liquidation*
- Corporate Rescue
- International & Comparative Corporate Rescue
- International Commercial Transactions
- Cross-Border Insolvency
- Securing Corporate Debt*
*Distance learning students are required to study these modules
You will start your dissertation after completing these modules.
In each case modules are assessed through one piece of coursework. This usually takes the form of a problem- or essay-style question but will vary by module. You can submit and receive feedback on assessments over the course of each module.
The dissertation is 12,000 words on a suitable topic of your choice and includes one-to-one supervision with a tutor who is an expert in that field.
How do I study?
The academic year for the LLM courses is split into three parts: two ten-week terms (Term One runs from the beginning of the academic year until the Christmas vacation, Term Two between Christmas and Easter) and the summer period.
Full-time students – who complete the course over one academic year – study three modules in each term and complete the dissertation over the summer.
Part-time and distance-learning students – who complete the course over two academic years – study three modules across Terms One and Two in each year (six in total), beginning work on researching their dissertation during the first summer period and completing it during the second.
On the full-time and part-time modes, modules are taught throughout the week. Depending on your timetable you may be expected to attend on more than one day. Seminars are led by academics but will usually require you to carry out extensive guided preparatory work and will often involve short presentations or other contributions.
Distance-learning modules are structured, directed learning activities, delivered through the University’s online learning platform – NOW. Distance learners will also have the opportunity to participate in virtual discussions with other students and academic staff and will be asked to complete additional tasks – such as preparing essay plans or presentations – over the course of each module.
You will need a good degree in Law (2.2 or above) or, an honors degree in another discipline plus either the CPE (Common Professional Examination) or GDL (Graduate Diploma in Law) conversion qualification.
Applicants from other disciplines will be welcomed in appropriate circumstances, particularly if they have experience in the area, even if not as lawyers.
English language requirements
International students need to demonstrate they have sufficient knowledge of written and spoken English before starting the course. We usually require one of the following:
- IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill.
- An equivalent English language qualification.