Corporate Governance and Law, LL.M. | University of Portsmouth | Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Develop your specialist knowledge and understanding of corporate governance, risk management, compliance and liability as you maximise your career potential on this Corporate Governance and Law course at the University of Portsmouth.

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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.

Course highlights

  • Learn the key elements of good corporate governance, and the key elements of corporate law
  • Graduate with a Chartered Governance Institute UK and Ireland (CGI) accredited qualification
  • Take advantage of our close connections with industry partners, including the CGI and the Worshipful Company of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (WCCSA), to position yourself within the graduate job market
  • Have the option to study towards a Certificate of Training in Diligent Entities, the corporate secretarial software system
  • Learn from our expert staff in a combination of lectures, group problem solving, discussion, debate and independent study
  • Join our alumni network and our mentoring service with members of the legal profession

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.

Graduates of this course have gone into areas such as:

  • Banking
  • Law
  • Management

Graduates of this course have gone onto jobs such as:

  • Assistant Company Secretary
  • Assistant Consultant
  • Chartered Secretary
  • Company Secretarial Assistant
  • Compliance Officer
  • Corporate Governance Adviser
  • Data Consultant
  • Global Compliance Coordinator
  • Legal Assistant
  • Paralegal

Programme Structure


Corporate Law and Governance - 30 credits

Understanding Strategy - 15 credits

Risk Management - 15 credits

Interpreting Financial and Accounting Information - 15 credits

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General requirements

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

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710 - 1099 GBP /month
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