School of Advanced Study

Course Introduction

The programme is an advanced level programme examining corporate governance, financial regulation and economic law from an international and comparative perspective with particular focus on European and UK corporate governance regulation and practices, and international institutional developments. The course is based at the Institute for Advanced Legal Studies in central London, a member institute of the School of Advanced Study, University of London. The degree is awarded by the University of London at a ceremony held each year in Senate House; it builds on the Institute's existing research expertise in the area of company law, corporate governance, international economic law, financial regulation, and financial law. It has been designed to appeal to law graduates as well as those who come from other disciplines such as business studies, international relations, finance and economics, and would like to learn more about the legal side of international economic relations particularly international financial markets and services and develop a specialised understanding of corporate governance concepts and the role of financial regulation in today's globalised financial markets.

Course Modules

Students are required to take 6 courses and write a dissertation of about 15,000 words. Core modules: International corporate governance and transnational corporations; international capital market law and securities regulation; international commercial arbitration and alternative dispute resolution; international economic law and organisations; money laundering and financial regulation; extraterritorial us financial regulations; comparative European banking and securities regulation; bank corporate governance; the law of international trade and finance; foundations of economic regulations; foreign investment law and policy.

Course Additional Entry

1st or upper 2nd Class Honours degree from a university in the UK or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard; students whose 1st language is not English must provide recent evidence that their written and spoken English is adequate for postgraduate study.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
LLM £12,500 ???abroad???
1 year
Full Time
LLM £7,350 ???home???
2 years
Part Time
LLM £3,675 ???home???