About the course

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.

Fact sheets 2019 Course fact sheet 1 LLM Masters Degree in Law Semester A entrants 2019 Course fact sheet 2 LLM Masters Degree in Law Semester B entrants
Programme specifications 2019 Programme specification 1 LLM Masters Degree in Law

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
    Module Credits Compulsory/optional
    Dissertation 60 Credits Compulsory
    Legal Risk Management, Governance and Compliance 30 Credits Compulsory
    Corporate Governance 30 Credits Compulsory
    Research Methods and Skills 0 Credits Compulsory
    Alternative Dispute Resolution 30 Credits Optional
    Banking Law 2 30 Credits Optional
    Public International Law 2 30 Credits Optional
    Intellectual Property 2 30 Credits Optional
    International Commercial Law 2 30 Credits Optional
    Company Law 2 30 Credits Optional
    International Environmental Law 30 Credits Optional
    International Energy Law 30 Credits Optional
    Medical Law and Ethics 30 Credits Optional
    International Human Rights Law 30 Credits Optional
    Islamic Finance Law 30 Credits Optional
    International Development Law 30 Credits Optional
    Private International Law 30 Credits Optional
    Emerging technologies and law 30 Credits Optional
    Data Protection Law 30 Credits Optional
    International Electronic Communications Law 30 Credits Optional
    Employment law 30 Credits Optional
    International Financial Law 2 30 Credits Optional
  • 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

    Fees 2020

    UK/EU Students

    Full time
    • £8925 for the 2020/2021 academic year
    Part time
    • £745 per 15 credits for the 2020/2021 academic year

    International Students

    Full time
    • £13500 for the 2020/2021 academic year
    Part time
    • £1125 per 15 credits for the 2020/2021 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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    Read more about additional fees in the course fact sheet

    Other financial support

    Find out more about other financial support available to UK and EU students

    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

    Course length
    • Full Time, 1 Years
    • Part Time, 2 Years
    Locations
    • University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield

    2019

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    2020

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    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)

    2021

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    17/09/202130/09/2022Apply online (Full Time)
    21/01/202231/01/2023Apply online (Full Time)
    17/09/202131/05/2022Apply online (Part Time)
    21/01/202231/01/2023Apply online (Part Time)
    We welcome applications from international and EU students