LLM Corporate Governance - Full-time
The University of Law Postgraduate Programmes
Manchester, United Kingdom
Distance Learning, On-Campus
GBP 18,500 *
Earliest start date
* 2024/25: UK - £13,450 London | £11,900 non-London; International - London | £17,000 non-London
Our LLMs from our new Master's in Law suite of programs are designed for law and non-law graduates who want to explore the practical application of a particular, specialist area of the law. Study face-to-face or online.
Students should possess a UK bachelor’s degree in any subject at 2:2 or above or equivalent qualifications. Non-law students must complete a compulsory two-week induction covering the Key Principles of the English Legal System unless they can evidence the successful completion of an LLB (or equivalent) or a minimum of 3 legal modules worth at least 80 QCF credits, which must include - English Legal System, Contract Law and Law of Tort.
This course has been developed to explore in detail the types of rules, policies, and controls put in place to determine the behavior of a corporation and the intended outcome of those measures. It covers areas such as models of corporate governance, classification of systems, and the impact of the global financial crisis. It will also cover the role of the company secretary, the board of directors, the relationship between the board and its shareholders, disclosure, and accountability. Taking a practical look at how to identify, set, and uphold corporate governance means that you will be able to enrich your understanding and skillset in this area, with the support of experienced practitioners who can demonstrate real-life examples to contextualize what you learn.
When you study LLM Corporate Governance with us you will:
- Be taught by subject matter experts, former and current practitioners, and research and teaching-focused academics.
- Focus on legal practice, not just theory.
- Benefit from strategic partnerships with firms, regulators, and accreditation bodies.
- Learn about Legal Technology by selecting to study modules in legal technology.
- Improve your employability by gaining important transferable skills and mapping your career with our careers team.
The award-linked module for this program (Corporate Governance in Practice) will also cover the role of the company secretary, the board of directors, the relationship between the board and its shareholders, disclosure, and accountability to give you an all-encompassing insight into the mechanics of corporate operation. This module aims to put corporate governance in context, enabling you to learn how to apply complex theoretical concepts to real-world client situations.
In addition to a general induction to the program, there is a two-week induction covering the Key Principles of the English Legal System. This is compulsory for non-law students, but also open to law students wanting a refresher in the fundamentals of the law of England and Wales. This would be useful for any student who has taken a considerable break from legal education.
To help prepare you for your dissertation you’ll study a range of compulsory and further optional Research Methods Training sessions in your first terms.
Please note that, due to Home Office regulations, students who require a Student Route visa to study with us are not permitted to study online and can only choose face-to-face taught modules.
Terms 1 & 2 (full-time)
Two-week induction: For non-law students, this includes a compulsory introduction to the law of England and Wales which must be completed before commencing your first modules.
You will complete:
- Corporate Governance in Practice
- Research Methods Training (sessions throughout Terms 1 and 2)
You may then choose three from the list of elective modules* which includes modules such as:
- Company Law and Compliance
- International Trade Law
- International Corporate Governance
*All elective modules are subject to availability.
Term 3 (full-time)
- Dissertation in Corporate Governance
Modules are assessed by a three-hour unseen written examination or a 4,500-word coursework assignment.
Attendance at one of our UK campuses (or an approved overseas center by prior arrangement) is required for all examinations, including for online study.
The default campus location for online study is London.
The dissertation module will be assessed by submission of a thesis (15,000 words) and provides an opportunity for a sustained, in-depth, and intensive investigation into, and reflection upon, a specialist area of Corporate Governance.
This course has an innovatively flexible structure, with specific assessments that are conducive to effective learning.
How to Apply
- You can apply for this course directly with the University.
- This course cannot be chosen to study alongside our Legal Practice Course (LPC).
Please note: Our Hong Kong courses are not yet open for applications. If you are interested in finding out more about studying in Hong Kong, please register your interest today.
- 2023/24: UK - £12,550 (London), £11,350 (Non-London), INT - £17,500 (London), £15,100 (Non-London)
- 2024/25: UK - £13,450 (London), £11,900 (Non-London), INT - £18,500 (London), £17,000 (Non-London)