Taught course

Employment Law

University of Central Lancashire · Lancashire Law School

Entry requirements

A recognised UK Honours degree at lower second class or above, or an equivalent qualification. This Employment Law programme is available to students from both a legal and non-legal background, needing to grasp the legal aspects of employment.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This programme is composed of modules covering legal research skills, substantive modules in security in employment, equality at work, collective labour law, privacy of information; and a dissertation. Students may undertake a student initiated research project rather than one of the substantive modules. On the LLM and PGDip, students may select one of their modules from the range of modules offered on our other LLM programmes. The taught modules are delivered by weekly or fortnightly seminars and are assessed by coursework. The culmination of the programme is a 15,000 word dissertation.

The LLM Employment Law is available to students from both a legal and non-legal background. Our students have typically been law graduates, employment lawyers in private practice and public bodies, Human Resources professionals, trade union officials and all those who need a firm grasp of the legal aspects of employment.

Students from a non-law background take Foundations of Law. Core modules are in Collective Labour Law, Security in Employment and Equality at Work. Options are available in Employment Law in Practice, Privacy & Confidentiality or from a wide range of LLM modules covering business law, environmental law, human rights, ICT law, International law and medical law. There is training in advanced legal research and the culmination of the programm is a 15,000 word dissertation. You will study:

Collective Labour Law (C)
Equality at Work (C)
Security in Employment (C)
Research Methods (C)
Dissertation (C)
Foundations of Law (O)
Privacy and Confidentiality (O)
Employment Law in Practice (O)
European Business Law (O)
European Union as Legal Actor in Business Relations (O)
(C) = Core
(O) = Optional

Information for international students

See www.uclan.ac.uk/international

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
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