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What will I learn?

Our LLMs from our our new Master's in Law suite of programmes 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.

Course Details

This course has been developed to 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. Taking a practical look at how to identify, set and uphold a 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 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 programme (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. The aim of this module is 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 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 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.

Assessment

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

Attendance at one of our UK campuses (or an approved overseas centre by prior arrangement) is required for all examinations, including for online study.

The default campus location for online study is London.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Law

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
£12,000.00 (US$ 16,516) per year
Feb 2021:£12,000; Sept 2021: £12,360.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected February, September 2022

Venue

Leeds Centre

15-16 Park Row,

Leeds,

Leeds,

LS1 5HD, England

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
£12,000.00 (US$ 16,516) per year
Feb 2021:£12,000; Sept 2021: £12,360.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected February, September 2022

Venue

London Moorgate

2 Bunhill Row,

London,

EC1Y 8HQ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To meet minimum eligibility for entry into an postgraduate degrees, students need to complete the Bachelor Degree or an equivalent qualification. An English Language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.

For international students

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. An English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component. Please see 'Alternative English language qualifications' section below for alternatives to IELTS. An English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component. Please see 'Alternative English language qualifications' section below for alternatives to IELTS.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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