12 months
15000 GBP/year
8000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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You may have existing experience in law, finance or general business and want to expand your horizons across the corporate sector with this Corporate Governance from Leeds Beckett University. 

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As a qualified Company Secretary, you could have great influence on the ethical and moral quality of boardroom decision-making and actions, giving you the opportunity to make a positive impact in the world. 

You may have existing experience in law, finance or general business and want to expand your horizons across the corporate sector. The role of company secretary enables you to work at the governance heart of an organisation, and potentially to work across a range of different organisational structures, presenting a dynamic career route.

This Corporate Governance from Leeds Beckett University   is accredited as meeting the Chartered Governance Qualifying Programme (CGQP), and as such will enable you to develop a strong understanding of governance and general management theory. Our module teaching teams will encourage you to challenge current modes of thinking and to generate new ideas to improve your professional practice. During the programme you will gain a highly specialised set of board-level leadership skills, enabling you to recognise, analyse and influence the factors governing corporate affairs.


Corporate governance, and the related areas of business ethics and stakeholder theory, are increasingly recognised as being significant for business success and sustainability. This course will allow you to demonstrate a critical, ethical and reflective approach to these key areas within current practice and may help you progress your career to work at a senior ‘boardroom’ level across the private, public and tertiary sectors. 

Completing this course and the accompanying GradICSA status will raise your opportunities to work internationally or locally in roles such as executive manager, corporate consultant, business mentor, and business analyst.

  • Company secretary
  • Executive director
  • Non-executive director
  • Chair


This programme is accredited as meeting the Chartered Secretaries Qualifying Scheme (CSQS)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dissertation
  • Risk Management
  • Applied Corporate Law
  • Interpreting Financial and Accounting Information
  • Corporate Secretarial Practice 
  • Boardroom Dynamics
  • The Practice of Governance, Leadership & Strategy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Most courses don't have fixed application deadlines. But, our courses are popular - they can fill up quickly. It's best to apply as early as possible.


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All suitable candidates will be required to attend an interview as part of the selection process. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; you can download our reference template for completion. 
  • All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • PT UK: £888 for each 20 credit point module
  • Part-time rates for international students are not automatically displayed as there are specific visa requirements which generally limit students to study in the UK on a full-time basis. 

Living costs for Leeds

637 - 1103 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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