University of York

University of York

International Corporate Governance and Commercial Law

This course takes a comparative and international approach to the key areas of corporate governance and corporate and commercial law. The contextual approach taken in this LLM enables an understanding of why different countries adopt different laws and governance approaches and how they respond to economic and social pressures. It assesses these approaches in times of economic stability and in crisis, with particular reference to the current crisis. The course particularly focuses on corporate governance and on commercial transactions.

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally be expected to have obtained an undergraduate Law degree with honours (2.1 or higher, or its equivalent).

Course modules

Module includes: International corporate governance and company law; law and commercial transactions; introduction to comparative law; research skills and methods; dissertation. Optional modules: Corporate social responsibility; mergers and acquisitions; european competitive law; financial crime; international business negotiations; financial citizenship and social justice.

Sponsorship information

A range of scholarships and studentships are available at postgraduate level. Some scholarships are funded by the University (such as the York Master's Opportunity Scholarship) and some are funded by Research Councils, alumni, businesses and charities.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time £ 6,650 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
LLM Full-time £ 15,680 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
LLM Part-time £ 3,320 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
LLM Part-time £ 7,840 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of York York YO10 5DD Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Administrator
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01904 325818