The LLM Employment Law degree is well-suited to those working or intending to work in the area of employment law, whether as lawyers, human resources professionals, industrial relations specialists or advice workers. The ever-increasing volume of statute, regulations and case law makes it essential for those working in the area to have a firm understanding of the issues, concepts and principles that lie beneath the detailed law and an appreciation of the economic, social and political forces, whether domestic, European or international, that continue to shape its development. Armed with such knowledge, it is possible to face the challenge of new developments in the subject with confidence.
Employment Law is one of the most dynamic and fast-growing areas of legal specialisation. Few areas of law have been the subject of such a rapid transformation in recent times. The aim of this unique programme is to give students a firm grounding in the key areas of employment law and practice and to explore the boundaries of the subject. It covers the central issues and elements in employment law today, such as EC employment law, family policy and discrimination at work. It offers a chance to engage with the practice of employment law, drafting employment contracts and codes of practice.
The LLM Employment Law is offered over one year full-time, or two years part-time. Students undertake a range of compulsory and optional modules taught by the Law School. They may also, with the consent of the Course Director, choose modules worth up to 40 credits from other postgraduate courses offered by the University.
Developed for those working or intending to work in employment law and related disciplines and for those who need to understand and apply employment law as part of their management role Provides a firm understanding of issues, concepts and principles that drive the direction and development of UK employment law and an appreciation of the economic, social and political forces, whether domestic or European which influence this.
"This Masters course is amazing! Before enrolling, I knew a few things about English employment law... but at the conclusion of this year, I have a deep insight into the English rules governing the industrial relationship. Moreover, you are given the opportunity to work and learn on a very practical basis, taking part in a mock employment tribunal or meeting with real judges and employment solicitors."
- Degree Subject: Law or cognate degree
- Degree Classification: Good 2.2 pass or international equivalent
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Last updated August 1, 2016