LLM in International Corporate Governance, Financial Regulation and Economic Law

Overview 

LLM in International Corporate Governance, Financial Regulation and Economic LawThis innovative programme builds on the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies  research expertise in company law, corporate governance, international economic law, financial regulation and financial law. The programme is taught by leading academics from the University of London and other European and North American universities.

This degree 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. The Institute is uniquely qualified and situated to offer this academic law degree programme in London - the world's leading international financial centre.

The programme offers courses that analyse corporate governance, financial regulation and international economics and financial law from a European and comparative perspective. Some of the main themes include the role of international economic organisations in globalised financial markets and the emerging legal and regulatory institutions that govern European financial markets. The United Kingdom's legal and regulatory regime is an important area of focus, including the various institutional models of regulation. Although the programme's core courses focus mainly on an academic analysis of the relevant legal and regulatory concepts and principles, there are optional courses offered by legal and regulatory practitioners that address the practical aspects of corporate governance and financial regulation.

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Structure

Degree code: JTICG
Credit value: 180

Core modules:

  • International Corporate Governance and Transnational Corporations
  • International Capital Markets Law and Securities Regulation
  • Bank Corporate Governance
  • Foreign Investment Law and Policy
  • The Law of International Trade and Finance
  • Money Laundering and Financial Regulation

Plus a dissertation of 15,000 words.

Students take six courses and the dissertation.

Assessment

Assessment of students is by coursework, namely by two written essays of 3,500 words each for each of the courses of the LLM. For the two modules students are assessed by one essay of 5,000 words. The pass mark for all examinations and the dissertation will be fifty per cent (50%), the Merit Award will be between 65 and 69% and the mark for Distinction will be seventy per cent (70%), as required by Regulation 10.25 of the Regulations for Taught Masters Degrees.

Mode of study

12 months full-time or 24 months part-time.

Part-time students take three modules (including one core module) in their first year and three modules and the dissertation in their second year.

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Careers

The programme is designed for those with a background in law, economics, business and/or other social sciences and for mid-level professionals and academics who wish to develop a specialised understanding of corporate governance concepts and the role of financial regulation in today’s globalised financial markets.

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What students say

"The LLM in International Corporate Governance, Financial Regulation and Economic Law far exceeded my expectations. With a finance background, I took the course keen to broaden my understanding of the subject matter in the aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis. The teaching was robust and stimulating but equally rewarding with exceptional support from the eminently qualified and international faculty.  A major advantage was the IALS renowned library enabling quality research and study. I recommend the programme unreservedly to prospective students."
Bunmi Balogun

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"I have benefited hugely from the LLM course at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. My time here has allowed me the opportunity to explore the central themes of academic and practitioner-oriented debates, with a unique focus on the role of corporate governance, financial regulations and economic law in the world markets. I appreciate the insights provided by the distinguished lecturers in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Taking the adventurous decision to study at IALS has yielded many favourable advantages, not least for developing one’s intellectual and professional capabilities. Nor would I have been able to secure competitive posts in banking & finance upon graduation.  A pre-requisite for most doctoral programs, completing a Masters degree of this nature is bound to stand out on your profile. A brilliant choice all round!"
Martha Okigbo

"I embarked on the LLM in International Corporate Governance, Financial Regulation and Economic Law in 2009, and I am highly impressed. The best thing about the LLM is the unique emphasis that the IALS places on dealing with students on an individual level. I feel that the personal attention and help provided by a highly qualified faculty makes this degree very rewarding and challenging as well as flexible and fun. Participatory events including mooting and debating encourage a deeper understanding of the subject matter and excellent library facilities and online resources make study and research easy and convenient.”
Haseeb-Ur-Rehman (UK) 

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