This programme examines corporate governance from a variety of perspectives. It examines the major theories concerning the nature of corporations and their place in society; the major concerns driving corporate governance law and practice and reform proposals.
In addition the programme looks at theories of the firm and their implications for corporate governance and aims to evaluate the effectiveness of corporation governance norms and institutions in achieving their goals. It also considers the evidence for European and global convergence of corporate governance practices and the ways in which this might evolve.
The programme puts the study of the major corporate governance issues into a comparative and global perspective.
The following course units are compulsory in semester one for students undertaking this programme: The Principles and Practice of Corporate Governance and Regulating Corporate Social & Environmental Behaviour. These compulsory course units constitute 60 credits from the total of 120 credits of taught course units for the programme.
In addition to the compulsory course units, you will be required to study other course units, selected from a range of options, that either cover specialist or peripheral areas of corporate governance or that complement the study of corporate governance. The LL.M in Corporate Governance will typically offer course units in Corporations and International Business Law; Legal Issues in Emerging Markets; and Law, Governance & Development (along with several more optional course units).
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.