Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

Corporate governance and business ethics are areas of rapidly growing importance in which Birkbeck has a pre'eminent research position. Our programmes are designed for those wishing to better understand the complex and dynamic relationships between organisations and their stakeholders. The role of governance is to set out the rules within which an organisation must operate ' and to ensure those rules are observed. Its focus is on a range of issues concerning the proper management of organisations. Corporate governance is thus central to the evolution of strategy and policy ' and hence, effective management.

Since many Birkbeck students are working, postgraduate study brings together those with relevant experience and an interest in developing further. This course is relevant to directors and non'executive board members, managers, consultants and those interested in governance, corporate social responsibility and ethics in the private, public and voluntary sectors.

Course Modules

For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck’s online prospectus.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Part Time
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert £5,800 Overseas Fees
1 year
Part Time
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert £3,750 Home Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Normally at least a 2nd-Class Honours degree in any subject area from a UK university or a non-UK equivalent. A professional or other qualification obtained by written examinations approved by the College. Relevant experience, supporting statements and references may be taken into consideration, especially in the case of non-standard applications. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.