LLM Corporate Governance and Law
Corporate governance is a crucial part of corporate performance and accountability, and professionals in this field are in demand across all sectors of industry. If you want to advance your career by developing your knowledge and understanding of corporate governance, risk and compliance, then this course will help you achieve your goals.
This LLM Corporate Governance and Law/Grad.CG degree course is designed for law and non-law graduates, practising lawyers and business professionals. You'll be eligible, after you graduate, for the Grad.CG qualification from the Chartered Governance Institute (CGI), and if you have relevant work experience you may also be able to apply for ACIS status (Associate in the Chartered Institute of Secretaries).
This course is available to study on either a full-time or part-time basis. Graduates of subjects other than law will undertake a compulsory module to introduce them to some core principles of English law.
Qualifications or experience
- A second-class honours degree or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications.
English language requirements
- English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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On this course, you will study all the CGI-accredited modules to gain the Grad.CG qualification. You will also be able to choose between a dissertation and a case study for your final project. The modules are as follows:
- Introduction to Law (for graduates of subjects other than law)
- Data Protection Law and Policy
- Risk Management
- Understanding Strategy
- Interpreting Financial and Accounting Information
- Company Compliance and Administration
- Corporate Law and Governance
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
- 1 year full-time
- 30 months part-time
UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students
- Full-time: £9,200
- Part-time: £3,070 per year
- Full-time: £16,400
- Part-time: £5,200 per year
On this course, you'll:
- learn the key elements of good corporate governance, and the key elements of corporate law
- graduate with an CGI recognised qualification
- have the opportunity to take advantage of our close relationship with CGI and our alumni network, and benefit from our mentoring service with members of the legal profession
- have the option to study towards a Certificate of Training in Diligent Entities, the corporate secretarial software system
We'll help you to identify internships, voluntary roles and opportunities that will complement your studies – and you'll have the opportunity to participate in our professional mentoring program.
When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your corporate governance skills to work.
After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.
About this institute
University of Portsmouth
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Portsmouth is consistently within the top-ranked institutions in the UK for student satisfaction, which is reflected in the teaching quality, but also the experience that students enjoy with us.
Students can live a few minutes' walk away from their faculty buildings on campus, with only a 5-10 min walk to the seaside.
The cost of living and accommodation in Portsmouth are significantly lower than in the larger cities in the UK, meaning you'll be able to live more comfortably here. The city is so compact that you don't need to take any public transport and most students/lecturers get around by bike.
The city has a population of around 200,000 and over 10% of this is made up of our student population. We have 5,000 students from overseas on campus.
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