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This highly practical and participatory course will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need for a career in legal governance. The two compulsory modules – Legal Risk Management, Governance and Compliance, and Corporate Governance – offer a solid grounding on which you can build with a range of optional modules to suit your own unique requirements.

The Legal Risk Management, Governance and Compliance module introduces you to the basic concepts of project management in the context of risk management. It provides an in-depth understanding of some of the core challenges faced by businesses in this area, as well as knowledge of the relevant regulatory frameworks. In the Corporate Governance module, topics such as corporate governance theories, law and practice are covered. You can then build on this foundation with two additional modules from the range of optional modules on offer, to fit your own needs and preferences. Alternatively, you can combine it with other complementary study routes, and graduate with a named joint pathway.

All of your modules are assessed through written coursework. A practical assessment also forms part of the Legal Risk Management, Governance and Compliance module, and your preparation and participation during the course of the module is also evaluated and rewarded.

We also offer a range of other Master of Law pathways.

Why choose this course?

In the fast-moving corporate world, skilled, knowledgeable legal practitioners are always in demand. The University of Hertfordshire is well known for its strong links with industry and its high-quality staff, all of whom are specialists in their fields. You can therefore be sure that the teaching is always up to date, relevant and supported by cutting-edge research and practice.

The complementary pathways that are available mean that you can shape your study route according to your personal career goals and ambitions, which will also further enhance your attractiveness to potential employers.

The innovative, flexible and practical teaching methods will enable you to develop the intellectual, transferable interpersonal and practical skills you will need for your career in the professional, commercial, business or academic sectors. 

Course details

Careers

Successful completion of the LLM Governance, Risk Management and Compliance will open up a wide range of career routes for you, in the commercial sector, as an in-house lawyer, or working within company secretariat or a legal risk department. The practical elements of this course, along with the learning and experience you will receive in both the compulsory and optional modules, will ensure that you are fully equipped to support the governance and risk management activities of the business. Alternatively, the door is open for an academic or a research career.

Teaching methods

The focus of this course is on active, practical learning to develop the skills required for employment. Class seminars are supported by group work, which are fantastic opportunities to pool knowledge and resources and to work collectively on problem-solving and real-world scenarios. Role plays, debates and discussions will enhance your skills of negotiation, persuasion, presentation, leadership and teamwork. A peer support and mentoring scheme is also available, which will further enhance all these vital skills and abilities.

The two written assignments and practical assessment require deeper, independent study, to consolidate your learning and to broaden your knowledge of the subject.

Structure

Level 7

Core Modules

  • Dissertation - 60 Credits
  • Legal Risk Management, Governance and Compliance - 30 Credits
  • Corporate Governance - 30 Credits
  • Research Methods and Skills - 0 Credits

Optional

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution - 30 Credits
  • Banking Law 2 - 30 Credits
  • Public International Law 2 - 30 Credits
  • Intellectual Property 2 - 30 Credits
  • International Commercial Law 2 - 30 Credits
  • Company Law 2 - 30 Credits
  • International Environmental Law - 30 Credits
  • International Energy Law - 30 Credits
  • Medical Law and Ethics - 30 Credits
  • International Human Rights Law - 30 Credits
  • Islamic Finance Law - 30 Credits
  • International Development Law - 30 Credits
  • Private International Law - 30 Credits
  • Emerging technologies and law - 30 Credits
  • Data Protection Law - 30 Credits
  • International Electronic Communications Law - 30 Credits
  • Employment law - 30 Credits
  • International Financial Law 2 - 30 Credits

Fees & funding

Fees 2019

UK/EU Students

Full time
  • £8400 for the 2019/2020 academic year
Part time
  • £700 per 15 credits for the 2019/2020 academic year

International Students

Full time
  • £12650 for the 2019/2020 academic year
Part time
  • £1050 per 15 credits for the 2019/2020 academic year

Discounts are available for International students if payment is made in full at registration

*Tuition fees are charged annually. The fees quoted above are for the specified year(s) only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students. Please see the University’s Fees and Finance Policy (and in particular the section headed “When tuition fees change”), for further information about when and by how much the University may increase its fees for future years.

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Other financial support

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Living costs / accommodation

The University of Hertfordshire offers a great choice of student accommodation, on campus or nearby in the local area, to suit every student budget.

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Entry requirements...

A first degree in Law (or a subject in a related discipline, such as Business, Political Science or International Relations) at a minimum of 2:2. Or, an overseas qualification which is equivalent to a UK Honours degree, minimum 2:2 classification.

You must also satisfy the University’s English language requirement for the course, which is a GCSE grade 4 or above (Grade C or above under the old grading structure), or IELTS at 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band. For country specific qualifications, please visit our Your Country page.

Please contact Admissions Tutor at lawadmissions@herts.ac.uk to discuss entry requirements further.

How to apply

2019

Start DateEnd DateLink
17/09/201930/09/2020Apply online (Full Time)
21/01/202031/01/2021Apply online (Full Time)
09/09/201931/05/2020Apply online (Part Time)
21/01/202031/01/2021Apply online (Part Time)

2020

Start DateEnd DateLink
17/09/202030/09/2021Apply online (Full Time)
21/01/202131/01/2022Apply online (Full Time)
17/09/202031/05/2021Apply online (Part Time)
21/01/202131/01/2022Apply online (Part Time)