LLM International Corporate Law
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.
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 extra-curricular activities that enhance transferable skills and develop knowledge of 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.
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; an opportunity to explore modern day and historical insolvency; and the chance to examine the role of corporate governance in the world economy.
These compulsory modules will also enable you to hone your legal research and writing skills, culminating in your dissertation – an independent piece of research on your chosen topic.
If you study with us, 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 programmes, 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.
These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
As a full-time student, you’ll take four compulsory modules, including your dissertation, across your first and second semesters, and choose a further four modules from a wide-ranging list to complete your programme. You’ll complete your dissertation over the summer.
|Compulsory modules||Optional modules|
|- Corporate Finance and Securities Law|
- Insolvency Law
- International Corporate Governance
- Postgraduate Legal Research Skills
|- Alternative Dispute Resolution|
- Central Issues in Arbitration
- Conflict of Laws in Business Transactions
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- Corporate Law
- Cyberlaw: Regulation of Cybersace
- Environmental Law – International Permit-Based Control of Pollution
- International Banking Law: Capital Markets and Loans
- International Banking Law: The Regulatory Framework
- International Competition Law
- International Corporate Rescue
- International E-Commerce Law
- International Economic Law
- International Law of Credit and Security
- International Sales Law
- International Trade Finance Law
- The International Law of Foreign Investment
- Trade Marks, Geographical Indications, Designs and Trade Secrets
- World Trade Organisation Law
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 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.
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 on our business programmes remain with us to pursue a further research career as PhD students.
We encourage you to prepare for your career from day one. Thats 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.
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.