12 months
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19740 GBP/year
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About

What responsibilities do businesses owe to society? How do national law and international law interact and what is their role in Corporate Responsibility? Find out more with the Corporate Responsibility programme at the University of Essex.

Overview

Course description

Corporate Responsibility and Corporate Social Responsibility are concepts which businesses – no matter their size or purpose – must value and adhere to. The Corporate Responsibility programme at the University of Essex gives you the tools to identify, analyse and evaluate the main legal rules, principles, models and dimensions of Corporate Responsibility and issues relating to ethical business, corporate and business law, corporate governance, sustainability and human rights.

You’ll study topics including but not limited to:

  • Legal Aspects of Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Environmental law and policy
  • Human rights within business
  • Ethically oriented-practices such as consumer protection and labour standards
  • Responsibility in global value chains and institutionally challenging environments

Not only will you understand Corporate Responsibility, you’ll be able to develop suitable responses and create action plans to tackle complex issues around this. Graduates will be suited to a broad range of corporate, legal, business and environmental protection roles across national and transnational non-profit and public organisations.

Our School of Law has an international reputation for teaching law that matters. We specialise in commercial law, public law and human rights law and our research is valued across the globe. Many of our academics also hold positions advising and working with the UN, the UK government and with EU and foreign governments.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Corporate Responsibility and Business Law
  • International Human Rights Law: Law and Practice
  • International Environmental Law and Sustainability
  • Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Human Rights Clinic
  • Religion and Human Rights

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2:2. Degree in Law or a joint honours Degree with Law. Applicants who do not hold a Law Degree but who have additional relevant professional experience and/or traineeships or professional qualifications/certifications issued by professional bodies such as Bar Associations can apply and will be considered.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19740 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19740 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9200 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Colchester

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.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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