LLM Corporate Governance Grad ICSA


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Master of Laws Corporate Governance Grad ICSA (LLM)
Locations
Bristol, London Moorgate, Manchester, Online
Duration Full time: 12 months / Part time online: 24 months
Next Start 16 September 2019 and 6 January 2020
Course Fees (Location) £8,750 (UK/EEA) / £12,000 (International)
Course Fees (Online) £8,750 (UK/EEA/International)

LLM CORPORATE GOVERNANCE GRAD ICSA

The LLM Corporate Governance Grad ICSA is an innovative, flexible programme designed for law graduates who would like to advance their careers by gaining essential in-depth knowledge of Corporate Governance in practice. The LLM Corporate Governance Grad ICSA programme is different from our other corporate governance master’s awards. It is accredited by the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) and is mapped to the new ICSA Qualifying Programme syllabus (https://www.icsa.org.uk/professional-development/icsa-qualifying-programme). This means that there is a defined syllabus that you must complete in order to successfully graduate from the programme. Upon successful completion, and in addition to your LLM, you will be eligible for Grad ICSA membership. Once you have gained enough relevant work experience, you will be able to apply to become a full chartered member of ICSA.

The LLM Corporate Governance Grad ICSA is comprised of the following modules:

Taught modules:

  • Board Dynamics and Strategy
  • Company Law and Compliance
  • Corporate Governance in Practice
  • Finance, Accounting and Risk Management

Plus:

  • Corporate Governance related Dissertation (15,000 words)
  • Research Methods Training (not separately assessed)

Why choose our LLM Corporate Governance Grad ICSA?

  • Taught by subject matter experts. Across all of our academic Master’s Programmes in Law, you will be taught by a combination of former and current practitioners and research and teaching focused academics.
  • Stay one step ahead of the competition: the ULaw LLM Corporate Governance Grad ICSA is the only master’s level programme mapped to the NEW 2019 GRAD ICSA syllabus
  • Gain insight into the latest developments: we work closely with the ICSA to ensure this programme fully prepares you for practice as a governance professional
  • Focus on legal practice, not just theory. We are committed to teaching the law in context, so that you understand the importance of legal rules as they are applied in the real world.  
  • Benefit from strategic partnerships with firms, regulators and accreditation bodies which inform our programme development.
  • Learn about Legal Technology. We embed technology across all our programmes where appropriate, giving students as much hands on experience as possible.
  • Improve your employability. Gain those all important transferable skills and benefit from clear career mapping with our careers team
  • You could be eligible for a Postgraduate Student Loan

Course Content

Full-time

Term 1:

Induction: in addition to a general induction to the programme, there is a two-week induction covering the foundations of the English Legal System. The general programme induction is vital for all students, however, the two-week English Legal System induction programme is optional for those 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.   

Taught Module Content (60 credits): you will study two of your four taught modules


Research Methods Training: in preparation for the dissertation, there will be a series of optional and compulsory research methods training workshops delivered by academic faculty and the library team. These research sessions will help prepare you for the research and writing up phases of your dissertation.

Term 2:

Taught Module Content (60 credits): you will study the remaining two of your four taught modules.

Research Methods Training: As term 1 above.

Term 3:

Dissertation (60 credits): You will complete a 15,000 dissertation. This is an opportunity for you to explore an area linked to corporate governance in further depth, producing a piece of independent legal research. 

Part-time online

Terms 1 – 4:

Induction: in addition to a general induction to the programme, there is a compulsory two-week induction covering the foundations of the English Legal System.

Taught Module Content (120 credits): students will study one 30 credit taught module each term

Research Methods Training: in preparation for the dissertation, there will be a series of optional and compulsory research methods training workshops delivered by academic faculty and the library team. These research sessions will help prepare you for the research and writing up phases of your dissertation.

Terms 5 and 6:

Dissertation (60 credits): You will complete a 15,000 dissertation. This is an opportunity for you to explore an area linked to your award-linked module in further depth, producing a piece of independent legal research.


Course Structure

All Master’s Programmes in Law can be studied full-time face to face in one of our campuses or full-time or part-time online. The face to face, Campus based mode is referred to as Blended Learning (see below for more details) as it combines classroom based workshops with preparatory and consolidation materials provided via the University’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). The online modes are entirely online, with all workshops taking place in an online classroom (see below for more details). 

Blended learning (Face to face attendance)

The course is delivered through full-time attendance at our Bristol, London Moorgate or Manchester campus over one year, divided into three terms. There is an induction at the beginning of the course which will be held at the Bristol, London Moorgate or Manchester campus.
Each taught module is delivered over ten teaching weeks, with two hour workshops each week. All preparatory material, including any lecture content, is provided on the VLE, as is all consolidation material.

The dissertation is undertaken in Term 3. All taught modules must have been completed before students begin their dissertation.

Online

This course is delivered entirely online. The full-time online is divided into three terms over one calendar year, while the part time option is divided over 6 terms in two calendar years. There is an online induction at the beginning of the course.

Each taught module is delivered over ten teaching weeks, with two hour workshops each week. All preparatory material, including any lecture content, is provided on the VLE, as is all consolidation material.

The dissertation is undertaken in either Term 3 (full-time) or Terms 5 and 6 (part-time). All taught modules must have been completed before you begin the dissertation.


Assessment

The taught modules are either assessed by a three hour unseen written examination or 4,500 word coursework assignment.

For both blended (face to face) and online study modes, attendance at one of our UK campuses (or an approved overseas centre by prior arrangement) is required for examinations.
 
The dissertation module will be assessed by submission of a thesis (15,000 words). The dissertation provides an opportunity for sustained, in-depth and intensive investigation into, and reflection upon, a specialist area of Corporate Governance.


Course Fees

UK/EEA (Location) course fees £8,750
International (Location) course fees
£12,000
Online course fees
£8,750

 


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