Taught course

Employee Relations

Newcastle University · Newcastle University Business School

Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree, although you are not expected to have a first degree or prior experience of studying at university. Experience in a working role directly involved in the employment relationship is essential. Entry is through the Postgraduate Certificate only. PG Certificate: You need at least five years’ work experience, including at least one year of working in a supervisory, managerial or employee representative role.

Months of entry


Course content

Our new Employee Relations course is innovative in the way it has been designed by industry and flexible in the way it is delivered part time. Focusing on employment relationships, you will learn how to develop and enhance employability and contributions to the workplace.

The course has been designed and developed with large employers and unions who are members of the Employee Relations Institute. Through this unique collaboration, you will develop the understanding and skills needed to enhance your employability and contributions to the workplace.

The course offers a unique educational opportunity for anyone concerned with the development of effective workplace relations in their workplace.

It seeks to draw together a shared understanding of this relationship from the major stakeholder groups within an organisation.

Our current students are all from large organisations and trade unions.

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Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 6 English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.

Fees and funding

See our course fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Newcastle University Business School
+44(0) 191 208 1503