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LLM in International Corporate Governance, Financial Regulation and Economic Law

LLM in International Corporate Governance, Financial Regulation and Economic Law

Key information
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Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

Management Planning Economic Policy Company Law Financial Management International Law

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The LLM in International Corporate Governance, Financial Regulation and Economic Law (ICGFREL) is an advanced-level programme examining corporate governance, financial regulation and economic law from an international and comparative perspective with particular focus on European and UK corporate governance regulation and practices, and international institutional developments.

The programme is based at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS), a member institute of the School of Advanced Study, University of London. It builds on the Institute’s existing research expertise in the area of company law, corporate governance, international economic law, financial regulation, law of foreign investment and financial law.

It has been designed to appeal to law graduates as well as those in other disciplines - such as business studies, international relations, and finance and economics - who would like to learn more about the legal side of international economic relations and to develop a specialised understanding of corporate governance concepts and the role of financial regulation in today’s globalised financial markets. The Institute is uniquely qualified and situated to offer this academic law degree programme in London, the world’s leading international financial centre.

The ever-changing nature of international financial markets and new challenges and crises associated with this dynamic sector of the global economy require an interdisciplinary and international approach. This LLM course, which combines law and economics of financial markets and services, will meet the needs of law and business graduates who wish to pursue a career in financial services and to develop their knowledge and skills in an important and complex field.

The degree of LLM in International Corporate Governance, Financial Regulation and Economic Law is awarded by the University of London at a ceremony held each year in Senate House.

Who should choose this degree?

  • Lawyers or compliance officers, regulators or policy makers who wish to enhance knowledge and understanding of corporate governance, financial law and regulation and economic law
  • Law graduates, economics graduates or graduates from another discipline, pursuing a career in financial services and corporate finance with a legal and regulatory edge: the interdisciplinary nature of the programme means that applicants are not required to have a law degree nor a professional qualification in law
  • Those who already have professional experience working in financial service firms, law firms or corporations and wish to learn more about how law and regulation affect management practices, corporate governance and business strategy
  • Those who wish to work or are already working in government and state agencies in charge of production, supervision and enforcement of regulatory laws, such as central banks, securities and exchange commissions or insurance regulators
  • Those who have a background in university lecturing in business, law or social science and are looking to enhance qualifications to teach corporate law/governance, financial law/regulation, or international political economy and international economic law and organisations.

How will this course benefit me?

The LLM in International Corporate Governance, Financial Regulation and Economic Law aims to:

Widen your knowledge of corporate governance, financial regulation and international and comparative aspects of economic law and financial regulation
Introduce you to the principles and theories that underlie the field and to the role of financial regulation and legal mechanisms in averting and/or managing financial crises.

Different course options

Full time | Institute of Advanced Legal Studies | 1 year | OCT-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

OCT-20

Modules

International Corporate Governance and Transnational Corporations
International Capital Markets Law and Securities Regulation
The Law of International Trade and Finance
Money Laundering and Financial Regulation
LLM Research Methods Training
International Economic Law and Organisations

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,915

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£14,210

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

The normal minimum entrance requirement is a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree from a university in the UK, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard (for example a grade-point-average of 3.0 or higher). We will consider applications from candidates who do not meet the formal academic requirements but who offer alternative qualifications and/or relevant experience. Applicants are not required to have a law degree nor a professional qualification in law. English is the language of instruction and applicants are required to demonstrate an appropriate level of proficiency.