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International Corporate Law, LL.M.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #93 (QS) ,
LLM International Corporate Law will provide you with the opportunity to develop a specialised and detailed knowledge of the law concerning national and international aspects of corporate law.


LLM International Corporate Law will provide you with the opportunity to develop a specialised and detailed knowledge of the law concerning national and international aspects of corporate law.

This course allows you to critically evaluate the legal rules, regulations, theories and underlying policies relative to Corporate Law.

You will investigate and apply principles and rules found in various areas of corporate law to novel problems, and real-world and hypothetical scenarios.

This LLM programme gives you a coherent provision of postgraduate level study, supported by academic expertise, in the field of Corporate Law -- an area of recognised significance in many aspects of the commercial arena, whether local, national or international.

Career possibilities

LLM International Corporate Law will enable you to pursue careers in legal practice, or the public service, or any career where success is built upon the ability to understand, analyse and respond to developments in international corporate law. A number of our students on our business programmes remain with us to pursue a further research career as PhD students.

If you want to ...
  • investigate the corporate mind
  • study contemporary issues in relation to director's duties
  • examine the role of corporate governance in the world economy
  • look at issues of regulation in corporate governance, and explore the rights of shareholders in public companies

... then consider LLM International Corporate Law.

Programme Structure

Compulsory modules
  • Corporate Finance and Securities Law enables you to study areas of corporate law given scant or no attention in an introductory company law course. It will consider a number of the primary contemporary issues and problems extant in corporate finance law and securities regulation and possible solutions and reforms.
  • Insolvency law considers the history of insolvency and explores insolvency in today's world: its meaning and consequences. You investigate the theory, aims, purposes and principles that underpin the law, and examine the options available to insolvents, and the roles of those administering insolvent administrations.
  • International Corporate Governance examines the critical role played by public companies in the world's economy, providing a comprehensive study of the role of corporate governance in the world economy.
  • Postgraduate Legal Research Skills aims to prepare you for legal research required for seminar preparation, coursework assignments and for writing dissertations in law. The module focuses on instilling the fundamental research skills that you need to undertake any type of legal research.

Dissertation allows you to pursue an area of particular interest within your programme in consultation with a member of staff with appropriate expertise.

Optional modules

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution15 credits
  • International Competition Law15 credits
  • Corporate Social Responsibility15 credits
  • International Corporate Rescue15 credits
  • International Law of Credit and Security15 credits
  • World Trade Organisation Law15 credits
  • Conflict of Laws in Business Transactions15 credits
  • Central Issues in Arbitration15 credits

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

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Academic Requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in a related degree.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Leeds

  • 637 - 1110 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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