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Corporate Law

Durham University

12 months
23500 GBP/year
11500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Corporate Law course offered by Durham University provides an opportunity to develop an advanced knowledge of corporate law. There is a (compulsory) foundation course providing a solid grounding in the subject. 


Teaching is by a mixture of lectures and smaller, student-led, seminar or tutorial groups. The dissertation is pursued by independent research with individual supervision. Students attending the course are drawn from a broad range of countries, and their previous academic or professional experiences enrich the course.

The School is host to the Durham Institute of Commercial and Corporate Law, and you are encouraged to participate in its many activities. The Library has extensive holdings of corporate law materials.

Course Structure

You must study modules in Fundamentals and Advanced Issues in Corporate Law. You must also choose a number of additional taught modules, from a large body of optional modules. Finally, a dissertation must be completed, on a topic chosen by you in consultation with your allotted supervisor.

This Corporate Law course offered by Durham University involves both taught modules and a substantial dissertation component. Taught modules are delivered by a mixture of lectures and seminars. Although most lectures do encourage student participation, they are used primarily to introduce chosen topics, identify relevant concepts, and introduce you to the main debates and ideas relevant to the chosen topic. They give you a framework of knowledge that you can then develop, and reflect on, through your own reading and study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Comparative Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Compliance
  • Corporations in an EU Context             
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • International and Comparative Corporate Insolvency Law
    • International Tax Law
    • Takeover Regulation in the EU
    • Advanced Issues in International Economic Law
    • Advanced Issues of Intellectual Property Law
    • EU Competition Law

    Key information


    • Full-time
      • 12 months

    Start dates & application deadlines


    180 alternative credits


    On Campus

    Academic requirements

    GPA admission requirements GPA
    Upper Second Class

    Other requirements

    General requirements

    Subject requirements, level and grade

    • A good 2:1 degree (or its equivalent) in law, or in a degree in which law is a major component.

    Tuition Fee

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    • International

      23500 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 23500 GBP per year during 12 months.
    • National

      11500 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 11500 GBP per year during 12 months.

    Part Time Fees

    • EU students: £12,925 per year
    • Island students students: £6,325 per year

    Living costs for Durham

    660 - 1140 GBP /month
    Living costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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