With the increasing influence of European law in this area, employment has become increasingly complicated while also responding to rapid social and political change. The LLM in Employment Law is a two-year, part-time taught Master of Laws programme offering a high quality learning and teaching experience that will allow you to develop and deepen your understanding of these trends and developments.
The programme is delivered through a blend of online distance learning delivery and five weekend face-to-face residential sessions held in the Guildford area near the University campus. During these residential weekends, tuition is provided by academics and practitioners offering a practical, hands-on approach to the subject. At these weekends you will have an opportunity to meet and engage with teaching staff and fellow students on some of the key issues of each module.
LLM in Employment Law Module overview
Introduction to Employment Law and the Contract of Employment
This module provides students with an introduction to the sources and institutions of employment law, a critical understanding of the rules and principles relating to the contract of employment and statutory constraints upon it.
The Termination of Employment
Students on this module are introduced to a critical analysis of the principles, policies and rules governing the termination of employment.
Considering discrimination law from both a national and European law perspective, this module exposes students to the rules and principles regulating unlawful discrimination on a variety of grounds in the employment context.
Collective Employment Law
This module addresses the law relating to the relationship between trade unions and their members, trade unions and employers, industrial action, and so on. Students on this module will also complete a dissertation on a subject of employment law.
Typical entry requirements
Applicants should normally possess a first degree (law or non-law), at not less than Second class standard (or equivalent). Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience may be accepted.
Students whose first language is not English will be expected to have achieved a minimum of 6.5 in the English Language International Testing System.
24 months by part-time distance learning, with three residential sessions in year 1 and two in year 2 of the programme