Anti-corruption and the Rule of Law, Short Course | Part time online | King's College London | United Kingdom
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Anti-corruption and the Rule of Law

1 months
950 GBP/full
950 GBP/full
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This Anti-corruption and the Rule of Law course at King's College London is aimed at civil servants, officials, and practitioners who may have responsibilities relating either to anti-corruption and bribery directly, or who may be exposed to risk in this area.  


The Anti-corruption and the Rule of Law module at King's College London examines the key principles and rules in the area, situating them within the context of specific jurisdictions with distinct legal, political, and social traditions. The rule of law is fundamental to a full appreciation of the importance of these rules.

The module provides an introduction to these important considerations through a consideration of the UK regime, examining the detailed rules and sanctions, but also the process of consultation and reform that led to the Bribery Act 2010. The module will thus consider the significance of institutional dynamics in the process of reform, as well as in enforcement.

What will I achieve?

Upon completion of this module, students will be able to:

  • Make and defend judgements informed by the rules relating to anti-corruption in key jurisdictions. 
  • Critically explain the key enforcement mechanisms and the functions of officials in enforcing them.
  • Critically understand and distinguish processes of law reform in different jurisdictions.
  • Evaluate and compare different enforcement mechanisms in different jurisdictions. 
  • Appreciate and critically evaluate the challenges of anti-bribery and corruption enforcement across multiple jurisdictions with different concepts of the rule of law.

Programme Structure

What you will learn:

  • On week 1 critically examine the definitions of corruption and examine the harms it causes, including from an international perspective.
  • Week 2 identifies the major International Anti-Bribery Conventions 1997-2006 and looks at the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
  • On week 3 we will learn to identify the differences between a gift and a bribe and look at some case studies of corruption taken at random from around the world.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 1 months

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5 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • This short course is for mid-career professionals. Standard entry requirements are a 2:1 degree plus 3 years of relevant work experience.
  • Applicants without a 2:1 or higher degree are welcome to apply and typically require 5+ years of relevant work experience.

Tuition Fee

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