University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Corporate Governance and Law

Overview 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 ICSA degree course is designed for law and non-law graduates, practising lawyers and business professionals. You'll be eligible, after you graduate, for the GradICSA qualification from ICSA (Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators), 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. What you'll experience On this course, you'll: choose between full-time or part-time study, according to your commitments learn the key elements of good corporate governance, and the key elements of corporate law graduate with an ICSA recognised qualification learn in a flexible environment which includes web, email and telephone access to many facilities have the opportunity to take advantage of our close relationship with ICSA and our alumni network, and benefit from our mentoring service with members of the legal profession learn from our expert staff through a combination of lectures, group problem solving, discussion, debate and independent study have the option to study towards a Certificate of Training in 'Blueprint', the web-based product from ICSA Software International have 24/7 access to our Library's selection of electronic resources, including books, ejournals and newspapers Work experience and career planning 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 programme. 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. Careers and opportunities When you graduate from this course, you'll have a thorough knowledge of corporate governance issues and the skills and confidence to advance your career. If you choose to work as a chartered secretary, you can enter senior roles in a number of industries, in both the private and public sectors. Your qualification will give you international recognition, and you'll have the opportunity to work overseas. We'll provide you with as much support as possible in finding employment through close industrial contacts, careers events, recruitment fairs and individual advice. Professional accreditations Our LLM Corporate Governance and Law/Grad ICSA degree course is accredited by ICSA, and when you graduate, you'll be able to use 'LLM' and 'GradICSA' after your name, once you've become a paying member of the ICSA, and have taken the first steps towards qualifying as a chartered secretary.

Entry requirements

LLM: A second-class honours degree or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Course modules

Core modules: Corporate governance (theory, law and practice); corporate secretarial practice and strategy; financial reporting, analysis and decision-making; dissertation. Optional modules: CILEX level 6 (this unit is only available to those who hold a qualifying law degree); community legal research project; employment law (this unit is compulsory if you have not studied employment law at undergraduate level); global corporate responsibility; intellectual property law; international and European business law; international commercial arbitration; work-based learning.

Assessment methods

Teaching and Assessment: You will be expected to attend eight hours of class time per week if you are on the full-time course whereas for the part-time course you attend approximately four hours per week. You will be encouraged to undertake independent study with time also devoted to group problem solving, discussion and debate. How are you assessed? The majority of the units will be assessed via exams, however much of your time will also be spend researching and writing your dissertation which concentrates on a topic of your choice.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time September 2019 8,700 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
LLM Full-time September 2019 8,700 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
LLM Full-time September 2019 8,700 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
LLM Full-time September 2019 8,700 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 Years
LLM Full-time September 2019 8,700 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
LLM Full-time September 2019 14,700 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
LLM Full-time September 2019 8,700 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
LLM Part-time September 2019 2,900 per Year 1 (EU) 30 Months
LLM Part-time September 2019 2,900 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 30 Months
LLM Part-time September 2019 4,900 per Year 1 (International) 30 Months
LLM Part-time September 2019 2,900 per Year 1 (England) 30 Months
LLM Part-time September 2019 2,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 30 Months
LLM Part-time September 2019 2,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 30 Months
LLM Part-time September 2019 2,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 30 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site PO1 2UP South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Student Recruitment Centre - Faculty of Business and Law
Telephone number: 
02392842991