Entry requirements

We believe in the importance of inter-disciplinary study and are keen to ensure diversity of skills among the student cohort. An undergraduate law degree (minimum 2:2) is usually necessary for meeting our entry requirements; however graduates from related disciplines may still apply for an LLM degree if we can be convinced that they possess the skills to study law at a Masters level. Those without a law background would be required to undertake a course entitled 'Introduction to the Law' during induction week. In appropriate cases, we also ask for an IELTS score of 6.5.

Months of entry


Course content

A glance at any newspaper or online newsfeed soon highlights great strength of feeling surrounding employment law. Pay equality, minimum wage, unfair dismissal, contract and agency workers, zero hours contracts and workers' rights are regular flashpoints, especially in the political sphere. Government and non-government organisations, as well as private businesses, need skilled individuals who show a deep understanding of Employment Law and the complex issues it raises. An LLM at Middlesex University in this subject is an effective way of acquiring advanced knowledge and can lead into a satisfying and worthwhile career.

Why study LLM Employment Law at Middlesex?

When you choose Employment Law, you start on a process of learning in this topical area guided by tuition from acknowledged experts in the field as well as other highly experienced researchers and lecturers. As a student, you benefit from their network of contacts and connections, especially as regards internship opportunities in local, national and international organisations.
Prof. David Lewis, who leads the programme, is an internationally leading authority on the rights of whistleblowers in the workplace. Dr Erica Howard is a widely published expert in Equality and Discrimination Law. Prof Laurent Pech, Head of the Law Department, publishes and trains judges on the subject of Constitutional and Competition Law, while Dr. Helena Wray specialises in international and UK migration law and policy.
Course highlights:
  • Around 75% of Middlesex Law graduates find employment within six months of graduating (the remaining 25% mostly pursue further study).
  • Your studies are located within easy reach of London's major legal institutions, such as the law courts, the House of Lords and the Inns of Court. Visits to relevant institutions such as the London Court of International Arbitration are organised within modules.
  • The Department has an exchange agreement with Case Western Reserve University in Ohio, providing an exceptional opportunity to be awarded a double degree combining a degree from a US Law School with an LLM award from Middlesex University.
  • The Middlesex Law Society is a well-established and active professional association of local lawyers, offering students events and professional links.
  • A rapidly growing number of international placements offers you opportunities in leading organisations within and beyond the UK.
  • The LLM is open to non-law graduates with appropriate experience, subject to taking a short 'Introduction to Law' course.
  • We have a proud record of attracting and supporting international students over several decades and place great emphasis on supporting international students from all parts of the world

Fees and funding

UK students
£8,500 per year full-time
International students
£12,500 per year full time

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details