Taught course

Law - Employment Law and Practice

Ulster University · School of Law

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold a degree in law or human resource management, or a degree with significant law content or a non law degree or non human resource degree but with appropriate work experience or equivalent or demonstrate their ability to undertake the course through the accreditation or prior experiential learning.

Months of entry


Course content

The School of Law in conjunction with Legal Island and the Labour Relations Agency (LRA) have created this postgraduate programme in Employment Law and Practice to:

  • Develop an understanding of the core concepts of employment law and how they relate to practice
  • Gain the skills and processes required to qualify them to practice in the employment law field as HR professionals/
  • lawyers/advisors
  • Develop the ability to reflect critically and learn from their practice
  • Gain an understanding of regional, national and international models of practice

The course includes lectures from employment law expert practitioners, on-site visits and role play exercises with LRA staff and a mock Case Management Discussion adjudicated by the President of Industrial Tribunals and the Fair Employment Tribunal (TBC on an annual basis).

Professional Recognition - Successful completion of the Mediation module at LLM level may lead to an OCN accreditation in Mediation.

Information for international students

English language requirements for international applicants
The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.

Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Dr Esther McGuinness