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International Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation (LLM) (2021 Entry)



  • Course Code
  • Full-time: P-M221
  • Part-time: P-M221P
  • Course Type
  • Postgraduate Taught
  • Qualification
  • LLM
  • Duration
  • Full-time: 1 year
  • Part-time: 2 years
  • Department of Study
  • Law
  • Location of Study
  • University of Warwick


On Warwick's LLM in International Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, you will undertake in-depth comparative and contextual study of the regulation of the company. Studying the main topics in corporate governance and financial law, Warwick Law School, ranked 25th in the UK in the Complete University Guide 2021, will prepare you for your future career.


On this course you will undertake in-depth comparative and contextual study of the regulation of a company. You will look at the various ways in which different jurisdictions respond to similar economic and social pressures, examining key topics in the post financial crisis era. You will develop an understanding of the interaction between the process of globalisation and general principles and theories of corporate governance and financial regulation. The course allows you to study the main topics in corporate governance and financial law and regulation, including compliance dimensions.


Core Modules

  • International Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation
  • Legal Research and Writing Skills

Optional Modules

Previously, a selection of the following options have been offered:

  • Issues in the Taxation of International Business
  • Corporate Tax Law
  • The Regulation of Mergers and Acquisitions
  • International Insolvency & Debt Restructuring
  • International Corporate Finance

You will take a selection of modules totalling 120 CATS followed by a 10,000 word dissertation worth 60 CATS. All our modules are worth 20 CATS and run for one term. Modules will be taken during terms one and two, leaving you term three and the summer to complete your dissertation. If you choose to study part-time, this will be split over two years of study.

Teaching

You will be taught by academics who are recognised subject experts with UK and international experience. As well as teaching, most are involved in producing leading research, often providing expert advice to outside bodies.

How the course will be taught will depend on the modules you opt to take, but you can expect a mixture of lectures, seminars and group work.

Contact Hours

You will typically have around 11 hours of contact time per week on the full time course but will be expected to do additional research and reading outside of the classroom.

Class Sizes

This will depend on the popularity of the modules you select but class sizes can range from between 10 and 40 students per module.

Assessment

The course incorporates a wide and varying range of assessment methods, which may include essays, examinations, portfolios, presentations and the dissertation.

We regard feedback as a vital part of the assessment process. We seek to help you reach your full potential by identifying the strengths and weaknesses of your work and the actions needed to develop your understanding. You will be given feedback after your assessments each term.

Skills from this degree

  • Comparative and contextual study of the regulation of the company
  • Understanding of the interaction between the process of globalisation and general principles and theories of corporate governance and financial regulation
  • Drafting of corporate governance compliance instruments and financial transactions
  • Transferable skills for careers in a government agency, compliance officers, company Secretaries, In-house legal counsels and financial analysts

Minimum requirements 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject

English language requirements Band B
IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above

International Students
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.


For up-to-date information concerning fees, funding and scholarships for Home, EU and Overseas students please visit Warwick's Fees and Funding webpage.

Scholarships

Please see the Warwick Law School website for details of funding available.

Additional Course Costs

There are no other integral aspects of the course where additional costs are incurred. We may offer extracurricular events (trips) but these are not an integral part of the programme.


Studying at postgraduate level can provide a platform to a wide range of career opportunities in the commercial and legal sectors, in management consultancy, international development, government and NGOs and in compliance and regulation to name but a few. 

It enables students to differentiate themselves for opportunities where a postgraduate qualification is a requirement or desirable. We have recently had graduates go on to successful careers as:

  • Trainees at the European Central Bank
  • Compliance officers
  • Company Secretaries
  • In-house legal counsels
  • Barristers (corporate litigation)
  • Financial analysts
  • Human Resources

The School of Law has a dedicated professionally qualified Senior Careers Consultant (part of the Student Opportunity careers team) to help with your personal career journey during your time at Warwick.  She offers impartial advice and guidance (one to one support) and delivers workshops and events tailored to the needs of Law students.

This is in addition to specialist speakers who may be invited to contribute to your LLM programme.  Events are also organised by the wider Student Opportunity team.  They include:

  • Careers fairs and sector events including Law Fair, Business and Finance Fair, Management Consultancy, HR and Management, Working in the Public Sector
  • Career Pathways to International Development (presentations and networking)
  • Don’t want to be a lawyer? (Alumni presentations and networking)
  • Becoming a Solicitor
  • The Journey to the Bar
  • Workshops on all aspects of the recruitment and selection process including applications, CVs, covering letters, interviews and assessment centres.

There are a number of different ways to visit the University of Warwick throughout the year. We host bespoke PG visits, where you can talk directly with your chosen department and explore our campus through a personalised tour. Some departments also host their own events and open days, where you can learn more about your department or course of study. To find out more about all of these opportunities, visit our Postgraduate Visits page.