A good 2:1 degree (or its equivalent) in law, or in a degree in which law is a major component.
Months of entry
This course provides an opportunity to develop an advanced knowledge of corporate law. There is a (compulsory) foundation course providing a solid grounding in the subject. Having completed your choice of taught modules, you will then undertake an extended dissertation on a corporate law topic of your choice, supervised by a member of staff with expertise in their chosen subject area.
Teaching is by a mixture of lectures and smaller, student-led, seminar or tutorial groups. The dissertation is pursued by independent research with individual supervision. Students attending the course are drawn from a broad range of countries, and their previous academic or professional experiences enrich the course.
The School is host to the Durham Institute of Commercial and Corporate Law, and you are encouraged to participate in its many activities. The Library has extensive holdings of corporate law materials.Course Structure
Students must study modules in Current Issues in Company Law and Applied Research Methods in Law. You must also choose a number of additional taught modules, from a large body of optional modules. Finally, a dissertation must be completed, on a topic chosen by you in consultation with your allotted supervisor.
- Current Issues in Company Law
- Applied Research Methods in Law
- Dissertation (of 10,000, 15,000 or 20,000 words).
Information for international students
Please check requirements for your subject and level of study.
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Department of Law
- +44 (0)191 334 1000