THE LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE

REGULATION: THEORY, STRATEGY,
AND PRACTICE

Bolster your competitive advantage with an in-depth understanding of cross-sectoral regulatory strategies.

Duration

8 weeks, excluding
orientation

Effort

7–10 hours per week,
entirely online

Learning Format

Weekly modules,
flexible learning

THIS COURSE IS FOR YOU IF:

 

  • You are a business professional impacted by regulation, whether in risk, legal, or compliance departments, or a business leader whose company is subject to significant regulation

  • You are an entrepreneur beginning a new venture, or a consultant with a client portfolio that is subject to regulation, looking for a firm foundation in managing a regulatory strategy

  • You are an employee working within a regulatory organisation and would like to validate or enhance your skillset

  • You are a public-policy professional in a non-governmental, non-profit organisation; a government employee; or you work in a regulatory agency in a government department

COURSE CURRICULUM

Over the duration of this online certificate course, you’ll work your way through the following modules:

Module 1
Examining the case for regulation

Understand the combination of conditions that should result in regulation.

Module 2
Regulatory strategies

Learn about the case for moving away from command and control processes towards imaginative alternatives.

Module 3
New strategies: From markets to nudges

Assess the conditions under which markets, courts, and influencing can be identified as solutions to regulatory challenges.

Module 4
Risk and regulation

Understand risk identification, risk assessment processes, and the setting of risk management targets in regulation.

Module 5
Enforcement and self-regulation

Understand the motivations to comply and the key approaches to enforcement.

Module 6
Assessing regulatory quality

Discover the hallmarks of excellent regulators.

Module 7
Accountability, transparency, and participation

Explore the range of accountability mechanisms available to regulatory regimes.

Module 8
Regulation beyond the state

Explore the challenges and opportunities of regulation at the transnational level.

ON COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE, YOU’LL WALK AWAY WITH:

1

A contextualised understanding of regulation and its underlying principles, equipping you with the skills to critically assess the dynamic regulatory environment.

2

In-depth knowledge of the regulatory opportunities, challenges, and strategies applicable to your context.

3

A highly transferable skill set that marries theory and practice and draws on academic insight and expertise from the LSE Department of Law.

4

A certificate of competence from LSE as validation of your new-found knowledge in regulation.

YOUR COURSE CONVENORS

Robert Baldwin

Emeritus Professor of Law, LSE

Robert has written numerous books and learned articles on regulation, including the most widely used academic volume on regulation in the UK, Understanding Regulation. He has advised various corporations, international bodies, government departments, and agencies on regulation, and is a member of the National Audit Office's Panel of Regulatory Experts. Robert led the team that wrote the ‘Scoping Study’ report for the Government's Review of Legal Services Regulation, as well as the team that wrote the ‘DEFRA Review of Enforcement’ (2005–2006). His research interests focus on regulatory enforcement, the better regulation movement, and regulatory impact assessment processes.

Veerle Heyvaert

Professor of Law, LSE; Founding Editor-in-Chief of
Transnational Environmental Law

Veerle teaches environmental law and European law. She has an LLM from Harvard Law School and a PhD from the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. Over the course of her career, she has published extensively on issues of transnational environmental law and risk regulation, which includes her books Transnational Environmental Regulation and Governance: Purpose, Strategies and Principles and European Environmental Law. Veerle's current research interests cover international environmental law and questions of compliance with international commitments, new developments in European environmental law, and in particular the reform of the EU regulatory framework for chemicals control.

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This course is certified by the United Kingdom CPD Certification Service, and may be applicable to individuals who are members of, or are associated with, UK-based professional bodies. The course has an estimated 70 hours of learning.

Note: should students wish to claim CPD activity, the onus is upon them. LSE and GetSmarter accept no responsibility, and cannot be held responsible, for the claiming or validation of hours or points.

AN ONLINE EDUCATION THAT SETS YOU APART

This LSE online certificate course is delivered in collaboration with online education provider GetSmarter. Join a growing community of global professionals who've already had the opportunity to:

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Gain verifiable and relevant competencies and earn invaluable recognition from a world-leading social science university, entirely online and in your own time

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Enjoy a personalised, people-mediated online learning experience created to make you feel supported at every step

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Experience a flexible but structured approach to online education as you plan your learning around your life to meet weekly milestones

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