Taught course

International Corporate Governance, Financial Regulation and Economic Law

School of Advanced Study · Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London

Entry requirements

The normal minimum entrance requirement would be a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree from a recognised university in the UK, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Months of entry

October, September

Course content

The LLM in International Corporate Governance, Financial Regulation and Economic Law (ICGFREL) is an advanced-level programme examining corporate governance, financial regulation and economic law from an international and comparative perspective with particular focus on European and UK corporate governance regulation and practices, and international institutional developments.

The programme is based at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, a member institute of the School of Advanced Study, University of London. It builds on the Institute’s existing research expertise in the area of company law, corporate governance, international economic law, financial regulation, law of foreign investment and financial law.

It has been designed to appeal to law graduates as well as those in other disciplines - such as business studies, international relations, and finance and economics - who would like to learn more about the legal side of international economic relations and to develop a specialised understanding of corporate governance concepts and the role of financial regulation in today’s globalised financial markets. The Institute is uniquely qualified and situated to offer this academic law degree programme in London, the world’s leading international financial centre.

The ever-changing nature of international financial markets and new challenges and crises associated with this dynamic sector of the global economy require an interdisciplinary and international approach. This LLM course, which combines law and economics of financial markets and services, will meet the needs of law and business graduates who wish to pursue a career in financial services and to develop their knowledge and skills in an important and complex field.

Fees and funding

Learn more at the funding page.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

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