Postgraduate Module Descriptor

LAWM105: Corporate Law and Governance

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

It is anticipated that the following topics will be considered in the following order, but the precise content and order of delivery may vary:

  1. Introduction: companies and company law
  2. Corporate personality and lifting the veil of incorporation
  3. Directors, the company and stakeholders
  4. Directors’ duties
  5. Minority shareholder remedies
  6. Directors in public companies: remuneration, reporting duties, and strict liability.
  7. Shareholder democracy and investor protection
  8. Corporate finance and regulation
  9. Takeovers and insider trading
  10. Corporate liability, accountability and governance
  11. European company law and harmonisation 

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching3311 x 3 hour interactive seminars
Guided independent study120Preparation for seminars 2-11 – reading and consideration of issues
Guided independent study30Preparation of paper and presentation for seminar
Guided independent study117Preparation for assessed essay

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).

Companies House:

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills:

Financial Reporting Council: