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Corporate and Financial Law - LLM

Course Description

The Corporate and Financial Law LLM provides you with the opportunity to acquire a detailed knowledge and understanding of legal rules relating to business.

Develop your skills

When you successfully complete the Corporate and Financial LLM you will have acquired significant research and analytical skills in a range of aspects of business, financial and corporate law. The dissertation module allows you to carry out a large piece of independent research with one-to-one supervision in a field of your choice.

A Kingston LLM will substantially enhance your prospects of securing the job you want as a professional or in-house legal adviser, a company administrator or in the wide variety of roles where the ability to apply and advise upon business law issues is significant.
For practising solicitors, barristers and other legal professionals, this LLM qualification will help hone and direct your work towards the fields which interest you the most and give you the opportunity to refresh and enhance your knowledge and research skills. A specialised LLM will significantly improve your prospects of career progression in the direction you want.

A focused and dedicated community

Kingston Law School is based on the Kingston Hill campus in the London Borough of Kingston. The leafy campus has excellent transport links and is just half an hour from the city centre.

The department have expert staff dedicated to helping you achieve your career goals. Studying at Kingston you will have a wealth of resources at your fingertips in terms of research papers and journals (which can also be accessed remotely), dedicated state-of-the-art computer labs and personalised help when you need it.

"Kingston Law School has very good staff to student ratios which allow students the access to staff for the one-to-one help that students sometimes need." – Stephen Harris, senior lecturer in law


Written coursework, examinations and dissertation.

About Kingston University's LLM courses

Kingston University's LLM courses allow you to specialise and tailor your degree to a topic of your choice, while also giving you the flexibility to take modules on other subjects, making it flexible and easy to adapt to your interests and career goals.

You will complete work worth 180 credits by studying four 30-credit modules and one 60-credit dissertation module.

In addition to the Law School's team of highly skilled academics, courses are taught by experienced practitioners, and many of our lecturing staff combine teaching with legal practice. This helps to ensure that the courses are constantly refreshed with the latest industry thinking and practice, and provides you with the opportunity to mix with people who can provide hands-on experience and insight into their area of legal work.

Kingston Law School has strong links with The Law Society, the professional body that represents practising solicitors in England and Wales.

Course structure

You must take two core modules in corporate and financial law, two option modules, plus the Legal Research and Dissertation module on any topic of your choice related to corporate and financial law.
Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

Core modules (choose at least two, plus the Legal Research and Dissertation module)
-Company Law
-Insolvency Law
-Intellectual Property Law
-Legal Aspects of Business Finance
-Legal Research and Dissertation

Option modules (choose two, which can also be selected from the core module list)
-Alternative Dispute Resolution
-Civil Procedure
-Comparative Law of Obligations
-Environmental Law and Regulation
-EU Competition Law
-EU Environmental Law
-Evidence and Arbitral Awards
-Family Mediation
-Immigration and Refugee Law
-Individual Employment Law
-International Economic Law
-International Environmental Law and Sustainability
-International Trade Contracts
-Labour Law in the Global Economy
-Law of International Trade
-Termination of Employment

Visit the Corporate and Financial Law - LLM page on the Kingston University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

To apply for this course, you need: a good honours degree in law (usually a 2:2 degree or above); or a good joint honours degree (2:2 or above), where the major component is in law (for example, Accounting and Law or Combined Studies); or a Graduate Diploma in Law (CPE), Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional Training Course; or a qualification as a solicitor or barrister. We welcome applications from international students. If you hold a non-UK degree or legal professional qualification, see our guidance on equivalent qualifications.

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