University of Portsmouth


This course is designed for both law and non-law graduates, practising lawyers and business professionals wishing to develop their knowledge and understanding of corporate governance.

There are different routes through this course, dependent on whether you have a law or non-law background. The law route comprises three compulsory modules plus a dissertation and a choice of optional modules. The non-law route comprises four compulsory modules and a dissertation.

Units are assessed via a range of methods, including some examinations, plus the dissertation.

Study for this course is offered both full time and part time, at the Portsmouth School of Law.


Entrants must hold a second class honours degree or higher in a relevant subject, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications.

Where applicable, students must have English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with a minimum score of 6.0 in all individual components, or equivalent.

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You need to apply to join this programme with the university, and you should contact them to discuss your application. If your application is successful, you will become a student of the university. You will also need to register with us as an ICSA student in the first term / semester of your studies.

When you start the university programme, we will be in touch with you to explain how you become registered as an ICSA student. If you want to find out more about this now, you can see a summary of the ICSA student and membership process.

If you are already a student and you want to register, you should:

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