Taught course

Corporate Governance

The University of Manchester · School of Law

Entry requirements

A minimum upper second class honours degree, or the equivalent, in law.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme examines corporate governance from a variety of perspectives. It examines the major theories concerning the nature of corporations and their place in society; the major concerns driving corporate governance law and practice and reform proposals. In addition the programme looks at theories of the firm and their implications for corporate governance and aims to evaluate the effectiveness of corporation governance norms and institutions in achieving their goals. It also considers the evidence for European and global convergence of corporate governance practices and the ways in which this might evolve.

Information for international students

We require a score of 7 IELTS with a score of 7 in the writing; 625 TOEFL (263 computer based) with 5 in the test for written English; Grade C in the Cambridge Proficiency Certificate. We also recommend applicants attend pre-sessional English courses.

Fees and funding

Possible funding for overseas students from The British Council in their country.

10 x £1000 Law School Scholarships for overseas students awarded on merit

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations50
Written coursework / continuous assessment20
Research papers30

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Secretary
+44 (0) 161 306 1270
+ 44 (0) 161 275 4724