Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a good first degree in Law, or, exceptionally, in a related subject from a recognised higher education institution. The Law School will also take into account the employment experience of applicants where relevant and encourages applications from those wishing to return to academic study to further their knowledge, or those planning to study for a degree while remaining in full-time employment.

Months of entry


Course content

Developments in employment law occur daily and affect a vast proportion of the population. Over the past few years alone new rules on dealing with Discipline and Grievances have been introduced, holiday entitlements for employees have increased and flexible working rights have been extended.

These developments affect all those whose work brings them into contact with employment law ( lawyers, HR specialists and line managers ) and it is of little surprise that they increasingly find themselves overwhelmed by the incessant flow of change and new developments in the subject.

The LLM Employment Law provides an opportunity to gain a broad understanding of UK employment law through the Foundations Module and to study topical areas in detail through the optional modules and choice of dissertation.

Information for international students

We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. To ensure such students benefit from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Our usual entry requirements are as follows: - IELTS: 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in all components) - PTE (Pearson): 62 (minimum 55 in all components)

Fees and funding

A variety of Scholarships and Bursaries may be offered to UK/EU and International students. These are normally awarded to students on the basis of academic merit and are usually for the duration of the period of study.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office
+44 (0) 1603 591515