University of Portsmouth

Corporate Governance and Law

The course is designed for law and non-law graduates, practising lawyers and business professionals who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of corporate governance and gain the grad ICSA qualification.

Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Course modules

Core modules: Corporate governance (theory, law and practice); corporate secretarial practice and strategy; financial reporting, analysis and decision-making; dissertation. Optional modules: CILEX level 6 (this unit is only available to those who hold a qualifying law degree); community legal research project; employment law (this unit is compulsory if you have not studied employment law at undergraduate level); global corporate responsibility; intellectual property law; international and European business law; international commercial arbitration; work-based learning.

Assessment methods

Teaching and Assessment:
You will be expected to attend eight hours of class time per week if you are on the full-time course whereas for the part-time course you attend approximately four hours per week. You will be encouraged to undertake independent study with time also devoted to group problem solving, discussion and debate.

How are you assessed?

The majority of the units will be assessed via exams, however much of your time will also be spend researching and writing your dissertation which concentrates on a topic of your choice.


*Tuition fee is subject to annual increase.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
LLM Part-time September 2018 4,670 (Year 1) International 30 30 Months
LLM Part-time September 2018 2,570 (Year 1) Home/EU 30 30 Months
LLM Full-time September 2018 14,000 (Year 1) International 1 1 Years
LLM Full-time September 2018 7,700 (Year 1) Home/EU 1 1 Years

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