Taught course

LLM Employment Law and Practice

De Montfort University · Leicester De Montfort Law School

Entry requirements

Applicants are expected to have background knowledge of law or a discipline related to the LLM (usually an undergraduate degree or professional qualifications). Applicants will normally hold a degree with a minimum pass of 2:2, or equivalent overseas qualification, or an equivalent professional qualification. A degree in law is preferred but is not essential.

Months of entry


Course content

Employment law is a fascinating, topical and fast-moving area of law involving social, political, economic and philosophical questions about a key area of ordinary life, work. These questions often shape and influence employment law and how it has developed over the years.

You will develop a comprehensive understanding of the laws that influence HR policies and practices within a business, in addition to an understanding of the context within which their advice is being sought, the potential impact such advice may have on a business and where business decisions may have to be made.

The LLM in Employment Law and Practice consists of four taught modules: Critical Theories and Policies of Employment Law, Individual Employment Rights, Collective Labour Rights and Redundancy, and Equal Opportunities and Discrimination in the Workplace. These modules present an opportunity to critically analyse all the critical aspects of Employment Law in Practice. The programme concludes with a dissertation module in which you will develop an in-depth inquiry into a research topic of your choice which may relate directly to your future career aspirations and interests.

Education 2030

We want to ensure you have the best learning experience possible and a supportive and nurturing learning community. That’s why we’re introducing a new block model for delivering the majority of our courses, known as Education 2030. This means a more simplified timetable where you will study one subject at a time instead of several at once. You will have more time to engage with your learning and get to know the teaching team and course mates. You will receive faster feedback through more regular assessment, and have a better study-life balance to enjoy other important aspects of university life.

Key features

  • You will be taught by legal experts who have a wealth of experience. These will include barristers, solicitors, professors and practitioners from the international legal arena.
  • You will benefit from the block teaching delivery mode. The block teaching approach widens participation in the context of legal study. A more concentrated weekly schedule allows you to focus on one subject at a time instead of several at once. This means that you will be able to focus closely on each subject and absorb your learning material in more depth whilst working more closely with your tutors and coursemates.
  • In our Equal Opportunities and Discrimination in the Workplace module, you will examine the concept of equality and discrimination in the broader social, political and economic context deepening your ability to formulate responses to real-world problems.
  • You will gain the knowledge, insights and analytical skills to enhance careers in practice, business or academia.
  • You will have access to a dedicated law library in Hugh Aston Building. The library is exclusively for law students and offers syndicate rooms for group work as well as a quiet study zone.
  • You will develop and apply values, skills, knowledge and behaviours that will enable them to contribute to the development of a just, peaceful and sustainable world.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each band (or equivalent) when you start the course is essential.

English Language tuition, delivered by our British Council-accredited Centre for English Language Learning, is available both before and throughout the course if you need it.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Find out more about funding here.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • LLM
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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