Course description This course examines corporate governance from a variety of perspectives. It examines the major theories concerning the nature of corporations and their place in society; the major concerns driving corporate governance law and practice and reform proposals. In addition the course looks at theories of the firm and their implications for corporate governance and aims to evaluate the effectiveness of corporation governance norms and institutions in achieving their goals. It also considers the evidence for European and global convergence of corporate governance practices and the ways in which this might evolve. The course puts the study of the major corporate governance issues into a comparative and global perspective.
Coursework and assessment All course units are assessed by either one unseen written examination, or one coursework essay, or a combination of these two methods of assessment. The course has a compulsory research component, in which students have the option of choosing either to submit two research papers of 7,000-8,000 words each (and each of the value of 30 credits) or writing a 14,000 to 15,000 words dissertation (60 credits). If students choose the option of submitting two research papers, the first research paper must be within the area of a semester one course unit that you have chosen, and the second research paper must be within the area of a semester two course unit that you have chosen. The research element of the course is supported by weekly research methodology lectures delivered throughout semesters one and two designed to improve students' legal writing and research skills. For specialised streams, dissertation topic must be within those streams while for general LLM dissertation topics must be within one of the modules chosen by the student.
The following course units are cores in semester one for students undertaking this course: The Principles and Practice of Corporate Governance and Corporations and International Business Law. These core course units constitute 60 credits from the total of 120 credits of taught course units for the course. In addition to the core course units, you will be required to study other course units, selected from a range of options
Coursework and assessment All course units are assessed by either one unseen written examination, or one coursework essay, or a combination of these two methods of assessment. The course has a compulsory research component, in which students have the option of choosing either to submit two research papers of 7,000-8,000 words each (and each of the value of 30 credits) or writing a 14,000 to 15,000 words dissertation (60 credits).
English language Students whose first language is not English are required to hold one of the following English language qualifications: - IELTS: minimum overall score of 7.0, with 7.0 in Writing and 6.5 in all other sub categories; - TOEFL (Internet-Based Test): minimum overall score of 100, with 25 in Writing and 22 in all other sub categories; - Cambridge Proficiency: minimum grade of C; - Pearson English: minimum overall score of 66, with 66 in Writing and 59 in all other sub categories.
Scholarships for postgraduate Law students
No. of awards TBC
Alumni Loyalty Bursary Scheme £3,000 reduction on tuition fees for University of Manchester graduates Available to students who have received a first class honours degree and apply for master's study within three years of graduating Available for international, EU and home students who will study full-time, part-time or by distance learning For further information see the Alumni Loyalty Bursary page http://www.law.manchester.ac.uk/fees/postgraduate-taught/alumni-bursary-scheme/Scholarships for postgraduate Law students Full and partial scholarships to cover tuition fees (£6,500 full time home, £3,250 part time home, £14,500 international) paid for the 2015-16 academic year Available to applicants who have accepted an unconditional offer to study an LLM or MA by 30 June 2015, and have a first class honours degree in law or equivalent For further information see the Scholarships for postgraduate Law students page
Value of Scholarship(s)
Full and partial scholarships to cover tuition fees (£6,500 full time home, £3,250 part time home,
The School of Law offers a range of funding opportunities for students continuing their education with a taught postgraduate master's course.