Company Law 2 (M6004)

15 credits, Level 6

Spring teaching

The module built on the foundation laid in Company Law 1. It covers aspects of company law that are consequences of the foundational principles discussed in Company Law 1.

Areas examined may include:

  • the protection of minority shareholders
  • corporate governance, particularly in large companies, including takeovers.

It also looks at new developments in company law such as stakeholders and corporate social responsibility.

While Company Law is quite specific in content, it is useful in facilitating understanding of the economic and political context in which law develops.


50%: Lecture
50%: Seminar


100%: Examination (Distance examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 22 hours of contact time and about 128 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: