Application deadline: January 15
Tuition fee:
  • € 8,000 / Year (EEA)
  • € 12,070 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Duration full-time: 18 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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Our course is taught in an integrated fashion, so that the links between the various subjects are considered in the context of corporate governance as a whole. It asks 'why?' rather than the 'how?' of a non-academic course.

Extensive use is made throughout each module of guest speakers with practical experience of corporate secretaryship or governance.

Uniquely, our Faculty teaches corporate secretaryship using the same 'blueprint' software used by major commercial organisations to fulfil their statutory record-keeping responsibilities.

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Lecturing staff:
Stephen Bloomfield BSc (Econ); MA (Econ) FCIS

Following the successful completion of his Masters degree, Stephen Bloomfield became a fast-track administration trainee in the Civil Service. He then went on to work as a professional economist; a Fleet Street-based journalist; and a construction sector analyst for a major firm of stockbrokers. After four years as a director of the Coal Board Pension Fund's venture capital division, he spent ten years acting as a 'company doctor'.

He has written three books-one of which is described by the IoD as 'the most authoritative available' on venture capital-and is the editor of the newsletter, 'Governance and Disclosure'.

Trina Hill ACIS - extensive experience as FTSE 250 company secretary.

Speakers on past courses have come from the following organisations:

* Transparency International
* Golder Associates
* Mothercare
* Wilkins and Sons
* Britvic
* The Financial Services Authority
* Deutsche Bank
* House of Commons All Party Working Group on Corporate Governance
* Armstrong Bonham Carter
* Serious Organised Crime Agency
* Essex County Council
* Social Enterprise East of England
* Scottish Parliament


Module guide
Core modules

* Corporate Governance and the Shareholder
* Corporate Governance and the Stakeholder
* International Financial Reporting
* Corporate Secretaryship
* Company Law For Corporate Governance
* International Strategic Financial Management
* International Governance
* Dissertation/Major Project

Non-Assessed Compulsory Support Module

* Research Methods for Managers

Optional modules

* Public Sector Governance
* Third sector Governance

Assessment is via assignment (extended essay) and evaluated presentations.


Entrants will normally be expected to hold a degree from a UK university. Usually this will be at a minimum of a lower second class Honours (2.1 preferred) Holders of other awards, including those from non UK universities will be considered on the equivalence of their qualifications. Work experience preferred if possible. The MA is open to non graduates who have successfully completed the ICSA Foundation(ICSA certificate) and Pre Professional Programmes (ICSA Diploma) (or equivalent)

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
TOEFL paper-based test score : 600
TOEFL iBT® test: 100

IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

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