London South Bank University

Course Introduction

This course is accredited by the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA), the international membership and qualifying body for chartered secretaries and other governance professionals, as well a a recognised world authority on governance, risk and compliance, this top-up degree is aimed at those who already hold the ICSA qualification and wish to gain a full Masters qualification. Students will get benefit from a wide range of extra-curricular activities including academic skills for finance, accounting and governance" and research techniques, access to Blueprint (the market-leading entity management software used by most chartered secretaries), plus a range of Bloomberg Aptitude Tests, specialist visitor speakers, and expert symposiums and conferences. Due to their varied knowledge and expertise, qualified chartered secretaries command highly-paid jobs in the private, public and voluntary sectors. A Masters degree in Corporate Governance combined with the internationally recognised ICSA qualification makes graduates highly employable in senior roles within governance, law, finance, strategy, leadership, and administration. LSBU is committed to supporting students to develop their employability and succeed in getting a job after they have graduated. Their qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market students also need to work on their employability, and on their career search.

Start Date:

The duration is 1 semester plus dissertation (Fast Track)..

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £5,075 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £5,075 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £7,656 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: This course is available on a full or part time basis to anyone already holding Grad ICSA or full membership of the ICSA. Students need MSc CG (Fast Track for ICSA Graduates): Completion of Professional Stages Part II of the International Qualifying Scheme of the ICSA. Business experience is considered desirable.
  • International entry requirements: Students required English language skills to undertake this programme IELTS and have a balanced score of 6.5 in IELTS (or equivalent).