LLM Law - Company Law and Corporate GovernanceFind a programme
New programme for 2019
|Faculty||Faculty of Social Sciences and Law|
One year full-time;
two years part-time
|Location of programme||Clifton campus|
|Part-time study available||
Part-time study requires daytime weekday attendance
|Start date||September 2019|
This programme is designed to develop an in-depth knowledge and understanding of company law and corporate governance. You will research and analyse various aspects of law and regulation of both corporate activities and the relationships between business actors and their shareholders and stakeholders.
You will examine a wide range of issues that focus on the legal, regulatory, policy and practice responses to corporations' actions. Core theoretical debates will be explored alongside relevant international and national laws and the contexts in which they operate.
The programme consists of two parts. In the first part, you will select four units from a wide range of specialist options of relevance to corporations. These may include: Global Perspectives on Corporate Governance and Corporate Governance in the UK and the US. Alternatively, you may find other options of interest, such as human rights law, labour law or international law.
In the second part of the programme you will write a dissertation of 12,000 words on a subject of your choice under the supervision of our staff. This means that you will have assistance in crafting your research and writing by a company lawyer who is actively researching in the fields of company law or corporate governance.
Fees for 2019/20
We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2019/20 are as follows:
- UK/EU: full-time
- UK/EU: part-time (two years)
- Overseas: full-time
- Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time
Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year. Find out more about tuition fees.
University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.
Funding for 2019/20
Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.
You will take four units (120 credit points overall, 30 credit points each) and a compulsory dissertation (60 credit points). If three specialist LLM in Company Law and Corporate Governance units are chosen, you may also select one unit from any of our other LLM programmes.
Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our LLM in Company Law and Corporate Governance.
An upper second-class honours degree in law (or international equivalent).
Exceptionally, we will also consider applicants who have:
- an upper second-class honours degree that included content relevant to the applicant's proposed field of study; or
- an upper second-class honours degree in any subject, along with relevant experience in a discipline closely related to the focus of this programme.
Applicants in either of these two exceptional cases must make a case explaining why their qualifications or experience fall into category (1) or (2) in their personal statement.
Recognised Prior Learning is currently not accepted. Previous or professional experience is not required.
See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.
Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.
A specialist qualification in company law and corporate governance can offer opportunities to work with the best solicitors’ firms in the country to practise as a barrister in leading commercial law chambers. It can also lead to careers in finance, management, the civil service and NGOs, campaigning on matters such as business, human rights, and even to international and European organisations.
Several of our LLM students have gone on to pursue research degrees and are now themselves prominent legal academics. We are happy to support you in pursuing a wide variety of careers.
1 August 2019. Early application recommended; places may fill before our deadline.
Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, applying for a visa and the support we offer to international students.
REF 2014 results
- 41% of research is world-leading (4*)
- 44% of research is internationally excellent (3*)
- 14% of research is recognised internationally (2*)
- 1% of research is recognised nationally (1*)
Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.
Get in touch
Mrs Stephanie Dimberline Postgraduate Admissions Administrator Phone: +44 (0) 117 394 0062 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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