University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Corporate Governance

This programme examines corporate governance from a variety of perspectives; it examines the major theories concerning the nature of corporations and their place in society; the major concerns driving corporate governance law and practice and reform proposals; in addition the programme looks at theories of the firm and their implications for corporate governance and aims to evaluate the effectiveness of corporation governance norms and institutions in achieving their goals; it also considers the evidence for European and global convergence of corporate governance practices and the ways in which this might evolve; the programme puts the study of the major corporate governance issues into a comparative and global perspective.

Entry requirements

A minimum Upper 2nd Class Honours degree, or the equivalent, in law; English language requirements: IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL 623 (paper-based) or 263 (computer-based), or Cambridge Proficiency Certificate grade C.

Course modules

Modules include: The principles and practice of corporate governance; legal issues in emerging markets; comparative corporate governance. Optional modules: corporations and international business law; regulating corporate social and environmental behaviour; and law, governance and development.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by either 1 unseen written examination, or 1 coursework essay, or a combination of these 2 methods of assessment. Students also submit a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time £ 5,250 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
LLM Full-time £ 12,900 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

Key information

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