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.
You must study modules in Fundamentals and Advanced Issues in Corporate 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.
- Fundamentals of Corporate Law
- Advanced Issues in Corporate Law
- Applied Research Methods in Law
- Dissertation (of 10,000, 15,000 or 20,000 words).
Examples of optional modules:
You will also study and be assessed in modules from the following list to the value of (when added to the core modules chosen above) at least 120 credits. Please note: not all modules necessarily run every year, and we regularly introduce new modules.
- Comparative Corporate Governance
- Corporate Compliance
- Corporations in an EU Context
- Introduction to Corporate Governance
- Introduction to Corporate Insolvency Law
- Introduction to Intellectual Property Law
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- International and Comparative Corporate Insolvency Law
- International Tax Law
- Takeover Regulation in the EU
- Advanced Issues in International Economic Law
- Advanced Issues of Intellectual Property Law
- EU Competition Law
- Introduction to EU Law
- Advanced Law of Obligations
- Law of Oil and Gas Contracts
- International Trade Law & Policy
- Cross Border Commercial Litigation
- Electronic Commerce.
Information for international students
If you are an international student who does not meet the requirements for direct entry to this degree, you may be eligible to take a pre-Masters pathway programme at the Durham University International Study Centre.
Fees and funding
For further information see the course listing.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Durham Law School