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The award
LLM

How long you will study
12 months

Domestic course fees
GBP 8000 per total

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 18000 per total

All study options

About International Corporate Law at School of Law, University of Leeds

This programme will enable you to develop specialised and detailed knowledge and skills in relation to the legal rules regulating international corporate law and corporate governance issues in the UK, as well as at a global level. You'll investigate and apply principles and rules found in various areas of corporate law to novel problems, and real-world and hypothetical scenarios. You'll also critically evaluate the legal rules, regulations, theories and underlying policies relating to Corporate Law.

You'll have the opportunity to:

  • investigate the corporate mind
  • study contemporary issues in relation to directors' duties
  • examine the role of corporate governance in the world economy
  • look at issues of regulation in corporate governance, and explore the rights of shareholders in public companies.

Research and professional insight

LLM Corporate Law is offered within the dynamic Centre for Business Law and Practice with all the facilities that a leading research-led university offers. This includes opportunities for co-curricular activities that enhance transferable skills and develop knowledge of the law's impact in the wider world.

The Centre for Business Law and Practice offers a wide range of experience and expertise in a number of fields, with links to the business community through, for example, the Advisory Board, which includes practitioners amongst its members. Industry and professional speakers regularly participate in conference and seminar events, which you're encouraged to attend.

The Centre includes amongst its members internationally renowned researchers, not only in corporate law, but in other business fields, and a number of teaching staff are qualified in the legal profession.

Student profile

'I really enjoy going to seminars and participating in class. My professors encourage me to critically analyse the law and its consequences, not only learning about the theory but questioning it.' Read more Melisa Martinez Delgado, International Corporate Law LLM

Course content

The compulsory modules studied will:

  • give you an in-depth knowledge of contemporary issues and problems in corporate finance law and securities regulation plus ideas for solution and reform
  • allow you to explore modern day and historical insolvency
  • enable you to examine the role of corporate governance in the world economy
  • hone your legal research and writing skills, culminating in your dissertation - an independent piece of research on your chosen topic.

You'll also benefit from our academic skills programme. This 10-week programme runs alongside your taught academic programme, and is specifically designed to meet the needs of home and international students in the School of Law. It allows you to refine and develop the academic and transferable skills needed to excel during your taught postgraduate programme, as well as prepare for professional roles after graduation.

The wide-ranging list of optional modules means that you can explore a diverse range of related subjects of interest to you.

If you're a part-time student, you'll take four compulsory modules in your first year. In your second year, you'll carry out your dissertation and study two optional modules.

Course structure

These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.

Year 1

Compulsory modules

  • Insolvency Law 15 credits
  • Corporate Finance and Securities Law 15 credits
  • International Corporate Governance 15 credits
  • Postgraduate Legal Research Skills 15 credits
  • Dissertation 60 credits

Optional modules

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution 15 credits
  • International Competition Law 15 credits
  • Corporate Social Responsibility 15 credits
  • International Corporate Rescue 15 credits
  • International Law of Credit and Security 15 credits
  • World Trade Organisation Law 15 credits
  • Conflict of Laws in Business Transactions 15 credits
  • Central Issues in Arbitration 15 credits

For more information on typical modules, read International Corporate Law LLM Full Time in the course catalogue

For more information on typical modules, read International Corporate Law LLM Part Time in the course catalogue

Learning and teaching

Our compulsory and optional modules are taught through a range of smaller group seminars and lectures, depending on the individual module. All students meet weekly in the first semester for academic skills training. Support for the dissertation is provided via two group sessions, a number of one-to-one meetings and comment on draft work.

Independent study is integral to this programme - not just to prepare for classes, but to develop research and other critical skills.

Assessment

Assessment is by a variety of methods but primarily involves the writing of an essay of up to 4,500 words at the end of each module. We assess the dissertation through your submission of a written piece of work of up to 15,000 words.

Applying, fees and funding

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in law, finance, economics, business or a related area.

We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For more information contact the School of Law admissions team.

English language requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

Improve your English

If English is not your first language, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course before you begin your studies. This can help if you:

  • don't meet the English language requirements for your course or
  • want to improve your understanding of academic language and practices in your area of study.

Our pre-sessional courses are designed with a progression route to the degree programme and are tailored to the subject area. For information and entry requirements, read Language for Law and Society (6 weeks) and Language for Social Science and Arts: Law and Society (10 weeks).

How to apply

Application deadlines

UK/EU students: 31 July

International students: 30 June

Documents and information you'll need

  • A copy of your degree certificate or equivalent, as well as a copy of the transcript of your grades (or partial transcript if you're still studying) certified by the awarding institution
  • Two academic references
  • Evidence of your English language qualifications, if English isn't your first language.

Interviews

The School of Law doesn't typically interview applicants. However, in certain circumstances programme leaders may require some form of written assignment from you to show that you have the necessary skills for Masters study. Additionally, you may also be invited for an interview as part of the selection procedure. If invited to interview, you'll receive an email invitation from the School to attend an interview or be interviewed by Skype on a specific date.

This link takes you to information on applying for taught programmes and to the University's online application system.
 
If you're unsure about the application process, contact the admissions team for help.


Read about visas, immigration and other information in International students. We recommend that international students apply as early as possible to ensure that they have time to apply for their visa.

Admissions policy

School of Law Taught Postgraduate Admissions Policy

Fees

UK/EU: £8,000 (total)

International: £18,000 (total)

Read more about paying fees and charges.

For fees information for international taught postgraduate students, read Masters fees.

Part-time fees are normally calculated based on the number of credits you study in a year compared to the equivalent full-time course. For example, if you study half the course credits in a year, you will pay half the full-time course fees for that year.

Additional cost information

There may be additional costs related to your course or programme of study, or related to being a student at the University of Leeds. Read more about additional costs

Scholarships and financial support

If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government.  Find out more at Masters funding overview.

The School of Law is offering a number of Liberty Scholarships to UK/EU and international students of high academic quality starting a postgraduate taught programme in 2018. These scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic performance in your undergraduate degree. A Liberty Scholarship will not be awarded in addition to any other scholarship except a University of Leeds Alumni Bursary.

Find out more on the School's scholarships page.
  • Career opportunities

    Our graduates pursue careers in business, legal practice, the public service, or any career where success is built upon the ability to understand, analyse and respond to developments in international corporate law.

    Graduates have gone on to work as lawyers and compliance officers as well as working in the education sector. A number of our students also remain with us to pursue a further research career as PhD students.

    Careers support

    The School of Law offers career and personal development support through the School of Law Careers Advisor. The School also arranges career development workshops, seminars and one-to-one sessions for students on all postgraduate programmes.

    We encourage you to prepare for your career from day one. That's one of the reasons Leeds graduates are so sought after by employers.

    The Careers Centre and staff in your faculty provide a range of help and advice to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions along the way, even after you graduate. Find out more at the Careers website.

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  • Study options for this course

    • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
    • The awardLLMHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study12 months
      Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 8000 per totalInternational course feesGBP 18000 per total
    • The awardLLMHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study24 months
      Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 8000 per totalInternational course feesGBP 18000 per total

    Entry requirements

    A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in a related area.

    Language requirements
    IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component

    What students think about School of Law, University of Leeds

      Melisa Martinez Delgado, LLM International Corporate Law

      Testimonial from Melisa Martinez Delgado, LLM International Corporate Law, student at School of Law

      My experience studying at the University of Leeds has exceeded all my expectations. I have really enjoyed the seminars, participating in class with the Professors and working with my fellow international students.

      The best part of the seminars is that they really encourage you to critically analyse the law and its consequences in practice, not only learning about the theory but questioning it. The course also really encourages you to engage in research, something that I am very passionate about and will help me in my future career.

      Read more here

      Nelly Tutu, LLB Law (graduate programme)

      Testimonial from Nelly Tutu, LLB Law (graduate programme), student at School of Law

      I chose Leeds because of its excellent academic reputation and its vibrant student culture. The university is very welcoming and supportive towards students, so I was excited to come here.

      I like that what I am studying is thought-provoking and challenging - this will allow me to grow, not only on an academic level, but on a personal level too.

      Being a part of the Law Society has been really fun! They put on awesome events where people from the faculty can get to know each other while doing something fun, such as the annual Law Ball. I remember being really anxious during the first week of term and the Equality and Diversity Secretary put on a great ice-breaker event where I got to meet other students who I am still friends with today!

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      Ghanashyam Khadka, LLM International and European Human Rights Law

      Testimonial from Ghanashyam Khadka, LLM International and European Human Rights Law, student at School of Law

      Its worldwide reputation on the study of law was the obvious reason that led me to choose the University of Leeds. Every seminar is exciting and the lectures have inspired me throughout the course, and using research based methodology has also been a new experience for me. Being in classes full of international course mates has been truly enthralling too. The positive aura of the school has never let me feel that I was on the other side of the globe away from home.

      Read more here

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