LLM Law - Company Law and Corporate Governance

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New programme for 2019

Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
Awards available LLM
Programme length One year full-time;
two years part-time
Location of programme Clifton campus
Part-time study available Yes
Part-time study requires daytime weekday attendance
Start date September 2019

Programme overview

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
£9,500
UK/EU: part-time (two years)
£4,750
Overseas: full-time
£18,400
Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time
£9,500

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.

Alumni scholarship

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.

Programme structure

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.

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree in law (or international equivalent).

Exceptionally, we will also consider applicants who have:

  1. an upper second-class honours degree that included content relevant to the applicant's proposed field of study; or
  2. 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:
Profile B
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Admissions statement

Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.

Admissions statement

Careers

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.

Please visit our Careers and Employability and Student Society web pages for more information about the support and opportunities we provide during your studies.

How to apply
Application deadline:

1 August 2019. Early application recommended; places may fill before our deadline.

International students

Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, applying for a visa and the support we offer to international students.

I chose Bristol because of its outstanding academic reputation. It's reassuring to be taught by people who truly love their subject - their passion becomes contagious.

Joyce

REF 2014 results

  • Law:
  • 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.

Open days and visits

Find out more about opportunities to visit Bristol.

Register to attend our postgraduate open day, 20 November 2019.

Get in touch

Mrs Stephanie Dimberline Postgraduate Admissions Administrator Phone: +44 (0) 117 394 0062 Email: law-pg-admissions@bristol.ac.uk

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