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LLM Corporate Governance Grad CG Online

An online Master of Laws (LLM) in Corporate Governance GradCG is a postgraduate degree designed for law and non-law graduates to enhance your academic legal knowledge. This international recognised Master’s focuses on developing an in-depth knowledge of Corporate Governance in practice and can open up pathways to careers in Law, Politics, Compliance, International Relations, Management and more.

Please note: This programme was previously known as the LLM Corporate Governance Grad ICSA prior to the name change of the CGI which took place on 16 September 2019.

 

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Key Facts

Entry requirements

Minimum second class honours Degree

Full requirements

Duration options

12 months (full-time)

21 months (part-time September)

Next start date

January 2023

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Gain essential in-depth knowledge and insight in your chosen area of law and understand the importance of legal rules as they are applied in the real world.

Taught by a combination of former and current practitioners, as well as research and teaching academics who are focussed on legal practice, not just theory.

Upon successful completion and work experience, you will be eligible for GradCG membership and will be able to apply to become a fully chartered member of CGI.

Course Details

LLM Corporate Governance Grad CG Online

The LLM Corporate Governance GradCG Online programme is accredited by The Chartered Governance Institute (CGI, formerly known as the Institute for Chartered Secretaries and Administrators or ICSA) and is mapped to the new Chartered Governance Qualifying Programme syllabus. 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 GradCG membership. Once you have gained enough relevant work experience, you will be able to apply to become a full chartered member of CGI. The course will  explore in detail the types of rules, policies and controls put in place to determine the behaviour 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.    

When you study the LLM Corporate Governance GradCG Online with us you will:

  • Be taught by subject matter experts, former and current practitioners and research and teaching focused academics.
  • Benefit from strategic partnerships with GradCG, firms, regulators and accreditation bodies, which inform our programme development.
  • Improve your employability by gaining important transferable skills and mapping your career with our careers team.
  • Strengthen your network - connect with other students, faculty and industry professionals on an international scale, and seek out opportunities for future placements and job opportunities.
  • Increase your earning potential - the 2020 Graduate Labour Market Statistics found that postgraduates earn on average £7,000 more than their graduate counterparts.
  • Get ahead of the competition - gain in-depth knowledge of your topic of interest and become a subject expert, which will provide you with a competitive edge in the job market.
  • 94% of postgraduate students in employment were in highly skilled occupations 15 months after graduating (2019/20 Graduate Outcomes data).
  • Prepare for the future of Legal Technology – study modules in legal technology and gain insight into this emerging area of law.

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.

 

Programme Demands

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Course Structure

In addition to a general induction to the programme, 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 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.

You will complete:

  • Corporate Governance in Practice
  • Research Methods Training (sessions throughout Terms 1 and 2)
  • Board Dynamics and Strategy
  • Company Law and Compliance
  • Finance, Accounting and Risk Management

Dissertation in Corporate Governance

Course Start Dates

  • LLM Corporate Governance Grad: ICSA (Master of Laws)
    • Full-time: Online
    • Part-time: Online
  • LLM Corporate Governance Grad: ICSA (Master of Laws)
    • Full-time: Online
    • Part-time: Online
  • LLM Corporate Governance Grad: ICSA (Master of Laws)
    • Full-time: Online
    • Part-time: Online

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Course Information

 

With so many options for studying this course, you can be sure to find a start date and study option to suit your needs.

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Modules are assessed by a three hour unseen written examination or 4,500 word coursework assignment.

All assessments are conducted online.

The dissertation module will be assessed by submission of a thesis (15,000 words), and provides an opportunity for sustained, in-depth and intensive investigation into, and reflection upon, your chosen specialist area.

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This online course has an innovatively flexible structure, with specific assessments that are conducive to effective learning.

The approach to learning and teaching on the Master of Laws programmes is predominantly learner-centred. Each taught module is divided into a number of Units which are presented using the Prepare, Engage, Consolidate approach.

Prepare: this represents all the work the student needs to complete before attending the relevant workshop. Traditional lecture content will be presented in short bite-sized segments of approximately 10 minutes to better engage the modern student. Guided independent research and reading will be expected as part of a student’s preparation.

Engage: this represents the interactive element of the Unit. This could be a face to face
workshop, a synchronous online workshop or an asynchronous online activity.

Consolidate: this represents the final part of the Unit and can be used by students to check their understanding of the Unit immediately after their Engage activity or as part of their revision for the module or both.

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These courses cannot be chosen to study alongside our Legal Practice Course (LPC). For more information on the choice of Master's to study alongside our LPC, please visit the LPC page.

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2022/23 Course Fees

LLM Master of Laws (Online):
£9,500

Hong Kong Online:
HKD $120,000

2023/24 Course Fees (For courses starting on or after 1st July 2023)

LLM Master of Laws (Online):
£11,350

Hong Kong Online:
HKD $120,000

By studying a Master's degree you could be eligible for a Postgraduate Loan.

If you’re a ULaw alumnus, you may be eligible to receive our £1000 Academic Master's Alumni Discount.

We also have a range of scholarships and bursaries available which make studying with us more affordable than ever. 

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