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Corporate Governance and Law/Grad.CG LLM

Corporate Governance and Law/Grad.CG LLM

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Full time | Main Site | 1 year | SEP-23

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

Management Planning Company Law

Course type


Course Summary


Develop your specialist knowledge and understanding of corporate governance, risk management, compliance and liability as you maximise your career potential on this course.

Corporate governance is fundamental to corporate performance and accountability, and professionals in this field are in high demand across all sectors of industry.

As you study you'll gain the legal foundations you need to make decisions and learn to apply your skills in the workplace.

Thanks to our strong connections with industry partners including the Chartered Governance Institute UK and Ireland (CGI) you’ll be well placed to pursue your chosen career when you graduate.

This LLM Corporate Governance and Law/Grad.CG degree is designed for law and non-law graduates, practising lawyers and business professionals alike. You do not need to have studied law before. If you graduated from a subject other than law, you’ll be brought up to speed in a compulsory law module to introduce you to some core principles of English law.

Once you’ve completed this Master in Laws Corporate Governance degree course you'll be eligible for the Grad.CG qualification from the CGI. If you have relevant work experience, you may also be able to apply for ACIS status (Associate in the Chartered Institute of Secretaries).

Careers and opportunities

Careers this Master’s prepares you for

Corporate governance is a crucial part of corporate performance and accountability. Professionals in this field are in demand across all sectors of industry.

If you have a background in law, this LLM Corporate Governance and Law/Grad.CG degree will enhance your employability by developing your knowledge and understanding of corporate governance, risk and compliance.

If you've never studied law before, this Master's will provide you with a valuable and highly sought after combination of legal and corporate governance knowledge.

When you graduate you'll have a thorough knowledge of corporate governance issues and the skills and confidence to advance your career in this sector.

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.


The learning outcomes of this module are: Be able to critically engage with the need for regulating financial reporting by entities. Understand how financial statements and reports are prepared and evaluate them in order to provide insightful interpretation. Be able to identify and critically evaluate sources of finance and their associated risks and returns. Be able to conceptualise the nature and importance of capital structure and the cost of capital and evaluate these for decision making. Be able to critically explore fundamental financial decision-making theories and evaluate these for decision making.
Corporate Law and Governance (30 Credits) - Core
Legal Dissertation Postgraduate (60 Credits) - Core

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Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications.

University information

The University of Portsmouth is an innovative, research-driven institution with a modern, well-resourced campus which is a fantastic place to study at postgraduate level. The university invests intelligently in its teaching and facilities, delivering an internationally respected curriculum and providing a rich and varied student experience. Portsmouth is renowned in areas such as astrophysics, forensics and sports science, and produces an...more