Ex top family judge condemns proposals to allow assisted suicide six months before death as “unrealistic” and “unkind”. Find out more
Conflict in Israel and Gaza – support for students. Find out more

Master of Laws

LLM International Corporate Governance Online

An online Master of Laws (LLM) in International Corporate Governance is a postgraduate degree designed for law and non-law graduates to enhance your academic legal knowledge. This internationally recognised Master’s focuses specifically on developing an in-depth knowledge of International Corporate Governance in Practice and can open up pathways to careers such as chartered governance professional or company secretary within large organisations, private companies and charitable organisations, governorships, directorships and more.

If you are interested in developing your skillset to enhance your understanding of how the mechanisms, relations and process of corporations impact how they function and operate on a global scale, then this course is a great way to boost your experience and give you the tools to achieve your career ambitions.

View of skyscrapers seen from ground level Businessmap uses a laptop

Key Facts

Entry requirements

Minimum second class honours Degree

Course requirements ➔

Entry requirements

Duration options

12 months (full-time)

21 months (part-time September)

Next start date

February 2024

See all Start Dates

Apply

Apply for this course directly with the University of Law.

Apply now ➔

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.

95% of postgraduate students in employment were in highly skilled employment 15 months after graduating (2020/21 Graduate Outcomes data). Contains HESA Data: Copyright Jisc 2022.

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.

Course Details

LLM International Corporate Governance Online

This online course has been developed to explore in detail the types of rules, policies and controls put in place to determine the behaviour of an international corporation, and the intended outcome of those measures.

You’ll examine the role of corporate governance in a global context, allowing you to evaluate the models and theories of corporate governance. You’ll cover the different models of corporate governance; path dependence and convergence theories; the main theories of corporate governance to investigate the main actors in corporate governance; attempts at harmonisation of corporate governance codes; the appropriateness of regulation in corporate governance; and the future of global corporate governance.

Taking a practical look at how to identify, set and uphold an international 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 contextualise what you learn.

When you study the LLM International Corporate Governance with us you will:

  • Be taught by our expert lecturers, including subject matter specialists, former and current practitioners, and research and teaching focused academics. 
  • Benefit from strategic partnerships with 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.
  • 95% of postgraduate students in employment were in highly skilled employment 15 months after graduating (2020/21 Graduate Outcomes data). Contains HESA Data: Copyright Jisc 2022.
  • Prepare for the future of Legal Technology – study modules in legal technology and gain insight into this emerging area of law.
  • Flexible study – studying at our online campus gives you the opportunity to work at your own pace and around your other commitments, within given deadlines, and at your preferred time of day, with the benefit of our expertise, experience and employability focus
  • Our online programmes will save you the time and money on commuting to and from campus and allow you to study anywhere, across devices, however you can be reassured that the course won’t be compromised on quality or be less demanding than our on campus courses

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.

Upcoming Application Deadlines

Application deadlines for September 2024 will be added in due course.

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.

Compulsory modules include:

  • International Corporate Governance
  • Research Methods Training to help you prepare for your dissertation

You may then choose three from the list of elective modules* which includes modules such as:

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

View the elective module guide

*All elective modules are subject to availability.

Dissertation in International Corporate Governance

Course Start Dates

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

Make an Enquiry

Course requirements

The course demands show you the requirements, prior knowledge and commitments our course will involve.

Find out more ➔

students in classroom

Study On Campus

You can also study these courses at one of our campuses across the UK. If you’re looking for a more traditional university experience, why not consider studying on campus?

Find out more ➔

study on campus

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.

Calendar

 

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.

Student working from a text book

 

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.

Students studying

Employability We Set You Up For Success

We care about your career, which is why we offer support with job applications and other work experience opportunities as soon as you accept your place.

Discover more
Woman on the phone smiling

Fees and Applying

 

You can apply for this course directly with the University.

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.

Please note: Our Master of Laws (LLM) programmes are not a direct route to qualification as a Barrister or Solicitor in the UK.

Student reading in library

 

2023/24 Course Fee (for courses starting on or after 1 July 2023): £11,350 UK

Hong Kong - $120,000HKD

2024/25 Course Fee (for courses starting on or after 1 July 2024): £11,900 UK

Hong Kong - $122,550HKD

 

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. 

Calculator

 

We have students from over 120 different countries throughout our campuses, with a dedicated team to help international students.

Student looking at smart phone

browse Other Courses

View all courses