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University of Portsmouth: Corporate Governance and Law/Grad.CG

Institution University of Portsmouth
Department Faculty of Business and Law
Telephone 023 9284 2991
Study type Taught



Develop your specialist knowledge and understanding of corporate governance, risk management, compliance and liability as you maximise your career potential on this course.

Corporate governance is fundamental to corporate performance and accountability, and professionals in this field are in high demand across all sectors of industry.

As you study you'll gain the legal foundations you need to make decisions and learn to apply your skills in the workplace.

Thanks to our strong connections with industry partners including the Chartered Governance Institute UK and Ireland (CGI) you’ll be well placed to pursue your chosen career when you graduate.

This LLM Corporate Governance and Law/Grad.CG degree is designed for law and non-law graduates, practising lawyers and business professionals alike. You do not need to have studied law before. If you graduated from a subject other than law, you’ll be brought up to speed in a compulsory law module to introduce you to some core principles of English law.

Once you’ve completed this Master in Laws Corporate Governance degree course you'll be eligible for the Grad.CG qualification from the CGI. If you have relevant work experience, you may also be able to apply for ACIS status (Associate in the Chartered Institute of Secretaries).

Course highlights

  • Learn the key elements of good corporate governance, and the key elements of corporate law

  • Graduate with a Chartered Governance Institute UK and Ireland (CGI) accredited qualification

  • Take advantage of our close connections with industry partners, including the CGI and the Worshipful Company of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (WCCSA), to position yourself within the graduate job market

  • Have the option to study towards a Certificate of Training in Diligent Entities, the corporate secretarial software system

  • Learn from our expert staff in a combination of lectures, group problem solving, discussion, debate and independent study

  • Join our alumni network and our mentoring service with members of the legal profession

Careers and opportunities We'll help you to identify internships, voluntary roles and opportunities that will complement your studies – and you'll have the opportunity to participate in our professional mentoring programme.

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your corporate governance skills to work.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.


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