On this course you will have an opportunity to undertake in depth comparative and contextual study of the regulation of the company. You will look at the various ways in which different jurisdictions respond to similar economic and social pressures, examining key topics in the post financial crisis era.
You will develop an understanding of the interaction between the process of globalisation and general principles and theories of corporate governance and financial regulation. The course allows you to study the main topics in corporate governance and financial law and regulation, including compliance dimensions.
You will be taught by academics who are recognised subject experts with UK and international experience. As well as teaching, most are involved in producing leading research, often providing expert advice to outside bodies.
How the course will be taught will depend on the modules you opt to take, but you can expect a mixture of lectures, seminars and group work.
You will take a selection of modules totalling 120 CATS followed by a 10,000 word dissertation worth 60 CATS. All our modules are worth 20 CATS and run for one term. Modules will be taken during terms one and two, leaving you term three and the summer to complete your dissertation. If you choose to study part-time, this will be split over two years of study.
The course incorporates a wide and varying range of assessment methods, which may include essays, examinations, portfolios, presentations and the dissertation.
We regard feedback as a vital part of the assessment process. We seek to help you reach your full potential by identifying the strengths and weaknesses of your work and the actions needed to develop your understanding. You will be given feedback after your assessments each term.
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We would normally expect you to have at least an upper second class (2:1) honours degree in Law or its equivalent from your home country. If you are an international student, please check the overseas equivalents for your qualifications
If your first language is not English, you should obtain one of the recognised English Language qualifications listed on our application pages
A postgraduate degree in law can lead to a wide variety of careers depending on your individual interests. It can also lead to further study and academia.
This LLM will provide you with the following transferable skills:
• Comparative and contextual study of the regulation of the company.
• Understanding of the interaction between the process of globalisation and general principles and theories of corporate governance and financial regulation.
• Drafting of corporate governance compliance instruments and financial transactions.
• Transferable skills for careers in a government agency, compliance officers, company Secretaries, In-house legal counsels and financial analysts.
We have recently had graduates go on to work in:
• Trainees at the European Central Bank
• Compliance officers
• Company Secretaries
• In-house legal counsels
• Barristers (corporate litigation)
• Financial analysts
• Human Resources
The Law School has dedicated careers support on hand to offer one to one guidance on exploring values, strengths and skills for careers, career options, job search techniques, applications and building your profile. They also offer regular skills sessions on employability, CV writing and interview techniques; plus bespoke careers and networking events with opportunities to meet potential employers.