Taught course

Employment Law in Practice

Northumbria University · Faculty of Business and Law

Entry requirements

This PGCert distance learning course is for professionals (including HR managers and lawyers) who want to take their knowledge of employment law to the next level.

Months of entry


Course content

Are you looking to take your knowledge of employment law to the next level? This PGCert course provides knowledge and skills that are directly relevant to the practical employment issues faced by lawyers, HR managers, personnel officers and all those involved in staffing.

The course is the first of three stages of the LLM Employment Law in Practice. On completion, you’ll be ready to apply for the postgraduate diploma (PGDip) and then, once you have the diploma, for the LLM.

For the PGCert you’ll study three modules that have been developed in consultation with HR professionals and solicitors. Topics include employment relationships and how to terminate them as well as legal research and study skills at postgraduate level.

The distance learning mode offers a high level of flexibility, allowing you to undertake postgraduate study while also pursuing a career. Supported by the latest technology, you’ll enjoy being part of a collaborative learning community as you continue your professional development. This course is not eligible for the postgraduate government loan.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24 months


distance learning
18 months


distance learning
9 months

Course contact details

Admissions Office
0191 227 4453