This unique course is centred on the needs of the modern professional human resources manager, working either in a commercial environment or looking at employment protection issues. Analytical, critical, communication, social and research skills will be developed to a postgraduate standard. You are encouraged to place Employment Law in its political, social and economic context by undertaking study of related modules in politics, economics or business. The course is taught in our new law building, which incorporates a mock courtroom, excellent teaching facilities and common areas. Students can also benefit from the department's strong links with many law firms, City practices and professional bodies.
second class or its equivalent. Alternatively, a non-law degree plus a professional legal qualification. Prior certificated learning may be given credit.
LLM Employment Law
The LLM course consists of three core modules, three optional modules and a compulsory dissertation. One of the optional modules can be chosen from related, non-law postgraduate courses offered by other departments of the University, or from other modules within the LLM range. Please contact the department for more information.
-Individual Employment Law
-Industrial Relations Law
-Disability, Sex and Race Discrimination and Equal Pay
-Termination of Employment and Individual Dispute Resolution
-Human Rights and Labour Laws
-Comparative Industrial Relations Law
-Comparative Employment Law
-Free Movement of Persons in the EU
-EU Enlargement and Reform
-European Convention on Human Rights
-European Company Law
-Migration, Asylum Seekers and Refugees
Assessment methods include coursework, projects, examinations and a 15,000-word dissertation.
This degree provides highly specialised knowledge and skills for those who wish to be practitioners working in human resource departments or on company boards with commercial clients, or will provide a labour law perspective from the point of view of the individual and the union representative. A Masters degree in Law is also a natural stepping-stone towards an MPhil or PhD.
Attendance & duration
Full-time: one year
Part-time (day and eve): two years
Classes are held Monday to Friday with a timetable spread between 9.00am and 9.00pm. The precise day and time at which you are required to attend will depend upon your choice of modules.
Full-time students take an average of four modules a semester.