Our LLMs from our new Master's in Law suite of programmes are designed for law and non-law graduates who want to explore the practical application of a particular, specialist area of the law.
LLM Company Law - Full-time
An online Master of Laws (LLM) is a postgraduate degree designed to enhance your academic legal knowledge, particularly focusing on specific areas of interest. Specially designed for law and non-law graduates who want to gain a Master’s qualification in law, this online course focuses specifically on developing an in-depth knowledge of Company Law in practice.
The law in context
Gain essential in-depth knowledge and insight in your chosen area of law and understand the importance of legal rules as they are applied in the real world.
The programme structure is highly flexible. You can design your own degree pathway that suits you and meets your career objectives, whatever they might be.
Taught by subject experts
Taught by a combination of former and current practitioners, as well as research and teaching academics who are focussed on legal practice, not just theory.
Students should possess a UK bachelor’s degree in any subject at 2:2 or above or equivalent qualifications. Non-law students must complete a compulsory two-week induction covering the Key Principles of the English Legal System, unless they can evidence the successful completion of an LLB (or equivalent) or a minimum of 3 legal modules worth at least 80 QCF credits, which must include - English Legal System, Contract Law and Law of Tort.
The LLM Company Law Online is an innovative, flexible programme designed for law and non-law graduates who would like to gain essential in-depth knowledge of Company Law in Practice. Whether you have plans to join a global corporation or simply want to know more about how corporate law works in practice, this programme will provide you with the knowledge to help you achieve your ambitions.
This course is delivered entirely online. The full-time options are divided into three terms over one calendar year, while the part-time options are divided over six terms in two calendar years. There is an online induction at the beginning of each course.
Each taught module is delivered over ten teaching weeks, with two-hour workshops each week. All preparatory material, including any lecture content, is provided on the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), as is all consolidation material.
The dissertation is undertaken in either Term 3 (full-time). All taught modules must have been completed before you begin the dissertation.
When you study an LLM online with us you will:
Broaden your career horizons with a valuable Master’s qualification in the specialist fields of your choosing.
Learn professional skills to make you stand out to potential employers.
Gain up-to-date knowledge of law and practice in your chosen area and the impact of those developments on commercial and legal practice.
Receive one-to-one tutor support and feedback on your work from a fully qualified lawyer.
Develop a portfolio demonstrating the law in practice.
The award-linked module for this programme (Company Law in Practice) will cover areas such as formation and incorporation, legal personality, directors’ duties, minority shareholder protection mechanisms, shares and insolvency. The aim of this module is to put company law into context, enabling you to learn how to apply complex theoretical concepts to real-world client situations.
In addition to a general induction to the programme, there is a two-week induction covering the Key Principles of the English Legal System. This is compulsory for non-law students, but also open to law students wanting a refresher in the fundamentals of the law of England and Wales. This would be useful for any student who has taken a considerable break from legal education.
To help prepare you for your dissertation in Term 3, Terms 1 and 2 include a range of compulsory and further optional Research Methods Training sessions.
Terms 1-2 (full-time)
Two-week induction: For non-law students, this includes a compulsory introduction to the law of England and Wales which must be completed before commencing your first modules.
You will complete:
Company Law in Practice
Research Methods Training (continues into Term 2)
You may then choose three from the list of elective modules* which includes modules such as:
Corporate Governance and Disruptive Technology
International Trade Law
International Corporate Governance
*All elective modules are subject to availability.
Term 3 (full-time)
Dissertation in Company Law
Modules are assessed by a three-hour unseen written examination or 4,500-word coursework assignment.
Attendance at one of our UK campuses (or an approved overseas centre by prior arrangement) is required for all examinations, including for online study.
The default campus location for online study is London.
The dissertation module will be assessed by submission of a thesis (15,000 words) and provides an opportunity for a sustained, in-depth and intensive investigation into, and reflection upon, your chosen specialist area.
This course has an innovatively flexible structure, with specific assessments that are conducive to effective learning.
How to Apply
You can apply for this course directly to the University.
This course cannot be chosen to study alongside our Legal Practice Course (LPC).