Taught course

International Corporate Governance, Financial Regulation & Economic Law

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

Entry requirements

The normal entry entrance requirement for all degrees is a first or upper second class Honours degree from a university in the UK, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. The interdisciplinary nature of the course means that applicants are not required to have a prior law degree, nor a professional qualification in law. All applicants must demonstrate a high level of competence in written and spoken English.

Months of entry

October, September

Course content

This innovative programme builds on the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies research expertise in company law, corporate governance, international economic law, financial regulation and financial law. The programme is taught by leading academics from the University of London and other European and North American universities.

This degree has been designed to appeal to law graduates as well as those who come from other disciplines such as business studies, international relations, finance and economics, and would like to learn more about the legal side of international economic relations particularly international financial markets and services and develop a specialised understanding of corporate governance concepts and the role of financial regulation in today's globalised financial markets.

The programme offers courses that analyse corporate governance, financial regulation and international economics and financial law from a European and comparative perspective. Some of the main themes include the role of international economic organisations in globalised financial markets and the emerging legal and regulatory institutions that govern European financial markets. The United Kingdom's legal and regulatory regime is an important area of focus, including the various institutional models of regulation. Although the programme's core courses focus mainly on an academic analysis of the relevant legal and regulatory concepts and principles, there are optional courses offered by legal and regulatory practitioners that address the practical aspects of corporate governance and financial regulation.

Core modules:

  • International Corporate Governance and Transnational Corporations
  • International Capital Markets Law and Securities Regulation
  • Bank Corporate Governance
  • Foreign Investment Law and Policy
  • The Law of International Trade and Finance
  • Money Laundering and Financial Regulation

Plus a dissertation of 15,000 words.

Students take six courses and the dissertation.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

For information on funding opportunities please visit our website at http://www.sas.ac.uk/graduate-study/prospective-students/funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations30
Written coursework / continuous assessment30
Dissertation40 (15000 words)

Course contact details

School of Advanced Study Registry
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020 7862 8725