LLM in Corporate Law

Preparing to study with us

Preparatory Reading

We strongly encourage you to do some introductory reading before you arrive so that you can make the most of your studies from the very beginning. Particularly if you have a law degree from another country, if law was not the core subject of your degree, or if English is not your first language, you may find the recommended sources useful to familiarise yourself with the relevant terminology and the expectations of law students in the UK. This will help you make the most of your studies while you are here and in deciding on taking a course in a subject area new to you. You can find some recommendations in the list below:

  • Lee Roach, Company Law Concentrate, 6th ed (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020)
  • Financial Reporting Council, The UK Corporate Governance Code (2018), available online
  • Financial Reporting Council, The UK Stewardship Code (2020), available online

Planning your programme

The programme consists of 180 credits, comprising taught courses worth 120 credits (60 credits per semester) and a 10,000 word dissertation worth 60 credits.

Full programme details are available on the University Degree Regulations and Programmes of Study website.

View full programme and course information for the LLM in Corporate Law Degree

These courses are for the 2022/23 academic year. With the exception of the compulsory courses, and depending on demand, space on specific courses may be limited.

What is happening in Corporate Law at Edinburgh Law School?

As student in the LLM in Corporate Law at Edinburgh Law School, you will have access to a wide range of projects and activities developed by our research centres:

Edinburgh Centre for Commercial Law

  • The Centre for Commercial Law fosters research in various fields of commercial law, such as company law, banking law, labour law, agency law and consumer protection law. The members of the Centre study Scots and UK commercial law in its comparative European or international context.

Edinburgh Centre for Private Law

  • The Edinburgh Centre for Private Law fosters and develops a tradition of private law scholarship at Edinburgh University which goes back to 1722. The Centre holds seminars, symposia and conferences, encourages research and informal discussion, and facilitates publication.

The Global Justice Academy

  • The Global Justice Academy is an interdisciplinary network that supports research, teaching and knowledge exchange on global justice issues.