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Corporate governance is a crucial part of corporate performance and accountability, and professionals in this field are in demand across all sectors of industry. If you want to advance your career by developing your knowledge and understanding of corporate governance, risk and compliance, then this Corporate Governance and Law/Grad ICSA course at University of Portsmouth will help you.

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About

This LLM Corporate Governance and Law/Grad ICSA degree course at University of Portsmouth is designed for law and non-law graduates, practising lawyers and business professionals. You'll be eligible, after you graduate, for the GradICSA qualification from ICSA (Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators), and if you have relevant work experience you may also be able to apply for ACIS status (Associate in the Chartered Institute of Secretaries).

This course is available to study on either a full-time or part-time basis. Graduates of subjects other than law will undertake a compulsory module to introduce them to some core principles of English law.

What you will experience?

On this course, you'll:

  • choose between full-time or part-time study, according to your commitments
  • learn the key elements of good corporate governance, and the key elements of corporate law
  • graduate with an ICSA recognised qualification
  • learn in a flexible environment which includes web, email and telephone access to many facilities
  • have the opportunity to take advantage of our close relationship with ICSA and our alumni network, and benefit from our mentoring service with members of the legal profession
  • learn from our expert staff through a combination of lectures, group problem solving, discussion, debate and independent study
  • have the option to study towards a Certificate of Training in 'Blueprint', the web-based product from ICSA Software International
  • have 24/7 access to our Library’s selection of electronic resources, including books, ejournals and newspapers

Career

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

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.

We'll provide you with as much support as possible in finding employment through close industrial contacts, careers events, recruitment fairs and individual advice.

Accreditation

Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA).Chartered Institute of Legal Executives - Provides exemption from level 3 and level 6 practice papers to enable law graduates to apply for Membership of CILEX upon graduation.Chartered Institute of Arbitrators - Exam exemption

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Corporate Governance: Theory, Law and Practice
  • Corporate Secretarial Practice and Strategy
  • Financial Reporting, Analysis and Decision-making
  • Dissertation
  • Community Legal Research Project
  • Employment Law (this unit is compulsory if you have not studied Employment Law at undergraduate level)
  • Global Corporate Responsibility
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International and European Business Law

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 30 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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    6.5

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Academic Requirements

  • A second-class honours degree or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications.
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7700 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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  • UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students Part time: £2,570
  • International students Part time: £4,670

Living costs for Portsmouth

  • 710 - 1100 GBP/month
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