LLM Company Law and Corporate Governance
At a critical time in history, our LLM in Company Law and Corporate Governance presents an exciting opportunity for you to develop a deep understanding of the relationships between law and the regulation of corporations - and graduate to meet a growing demand for specialist lawyers that can embrace the challenges and opportunities of conducting business in a globalised society.
Our LLM programmes are well-respected by leading law firms*, international businesses and non-governmental organisations. This LLM pathway offers in-depth, intensive study of law and regulation of both corporate activities and the relationships between business actors and their shareholders and stakeholders.
Core theoretical debates will be explored alongside relevant international and national laws and the contexts in which they operate. You will be challenged and inspired by world-leading lawyers dedicated to progressive and innovative thinking on a wide range of related issues - with those teaching the course all members of the Law School's Centre for Law and Enterprise.
The intellectually demanding, research-rich curriculum delivered by our staff makes our graduates stand out, able to demonstrate excellent legal, analytical and research skills and empowered to pursue top-flight careers in a variety of sectors. This programme has particular appeal for those wanting to forge ahead in law, business, management or policy-making and research.
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*Ranked #4 in UK for most graduate trainees recruited by top law firms (Chambers Student Guide 2019).
We have a large and vibrant international community and University of Bristol LLM students benefit from small class sizes. Our exciting range of optional units reflect the expertise of our globally renowned academics and an opportunity to further specialise your degree.
You will take four units (120 credit points overall, 30 credit points each) and a compulsory dissertation (60 credit points). Specialist units include both Company Law and Corporate Governance in the UK and the US - and cover other areas of interest, such as human rights law, labour law or international law.
Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our LLM in Company Law and Corporate Governance.
An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in Law. Professional experience is not required. Recognised Prior Learning is not currently accepted.
See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.
If English is not your first language, you will need to reach the requirements outlined in our profile level B.
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.
Fees and funding
- UK: full-time
- £12,200 per year
- UK: part-time (two years)
- £6,100 per year
- Overseas: full-time
- £24,700 per year
Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to an 8% increase in fees each year.
More about tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a 25% reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni discount.
Funding for 2023/24
Information about funding and scholarships can be found on the University of Bristol Law School fees and funding webpages. This includes information about the Law School's Think Big about Global Justice Scholarships, open to international postgraduate students.
Further information on funding for prospective UK and international postgraduate students.
Graduating from a world-leading law school* will open doors for careers in a variety of sectors. Suitable for law graduates, this LLM will help:
- develop and deepen understanding of company law and corporate governance,
- build transferable skills,
- provide a springboard into a diverse range of careers,
- boost prospects for those already working in related fields,
- deliver a solid first step towards a research career.
Please visit our Careers and Employability webpage for more information about the support and opportunities we provide during your studies.
*A top 50 Law School (Times Higher Education World University Rankings by subject 2022).
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