MSc Corporate Governance

Delivered entirely online for GTA students (Channels Islands only) by Bournemouth University, this course will provide you with a specialised set of skills and develop your ability to appreciate and influence the factors governing corporate affairs.

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Why study MSc Corporate Governance with BU? 

  • Developed in close collaboration with the Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland (CGIUKI), you will be qualified with graduate status (GradCG)
  • Enjoy flexible learning with full online delivery
  • Develop your ability to appreciate and influence the factors governing corporate affairs  
  • Undertake a significant piece of self-managed research in an area that interests you in relation to your course  
  • Learn an employable mix of finance, law and governance focusing on the role of corporate administration  
  • Graduate career ready with specialised skills in all areas of business and enter roles such as Analyst, Management Associate, Financial Consultant
  • Only applicable for GTA University Centre students (Channels Islands).

About the GTA University Centre, Guernsey 

Since 2006 the GTA is proud to be awarded University Centre status by Bournemouth University. This recognises the joint belief that access to higher education should be widened and made available in ways that fully implemented equal opportunities and ensured that students were involved in educational experiences that gave rise to personal and social fulfilment; as well as looking to meet local needs for a better-educated and skilled population.   

Course accreditation

Our MSc Corporate Governance course is accredited by The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland (CGIUKI). 

Key information

Next start date:

September 2023 (Direct entry only to Year 2); September 2024


Online, distance learning


15 months (Part-time) - Direct entry to Year 2; 27 months (Part-time) - Full degree


Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland (CGIUKI)

Relevant subjects:

All subjects considered

Entry requirements:

Only applicable for GTA University Centre students (Channels Islands).

Full Programme (September 2024 entry): 

A Bachelors Honours degree, 2:2 or above, or equivalent.

If you lack the formal academic qualifications needed to enter a postgraduate or post-experience degree, there are several alternative routes to follow - some based on experience. Contact the Future Students Enquiry team for more information.

Fast Track Programme (September 2023 entry):

Applicants with CGIUKI member status (associate or fellow) will be granted exemptions of up to 60 level 7 credits. Applicants holding other appropriate professional qualifications (such as CSQS, CCAB, ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent) may be considered on an individual basis for exemptions of up to 60 level 7 credits.

These exemptions will normally only apply when the qualifications were obtained within 10 years prior to the start of the programme, or applicants can demonstrate they have undertaken continuing professional development since qualification.

English Requirements:

Applicants for whom English is not their first language, must offer evidence of qualifications in written and spoken English. Acceptable qualifications are IELTS (academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component of writing, speaking, listening and reading, or equivalent.

Course details

Your application

Entry requirements


The majority of career opportunities will lie within the company secretarial and finance functions, but the programme will also be invaluable to any aspiring senior manager or for those running their own company. 

Costs and fees

You can find full information about the deposits required and how to pay your fees in our postgraduate fees and funding section, including details of the Postgraduate Loan (subject to fee status).

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per annum. Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course.

Our staff

On this course you will be taught by staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This could include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners and research students, many of whom are actively engaged in research and/or professional practice which is integrated into the teaching of this course. Please note that teaching staff can change.

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What our students say

Diana Giuliana

The course has taught me to be better in group work and communicate with other nationalities which is very important for companies which should enhance my employability.

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Professor Steve Letza

The postgraduate framework consists of a number of elements at the heart of which are the Finance subjects themselves but around that sits a number of related topics.

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