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
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. 2010 saw the introduction of the long awaited Equality Act which consolidated all existing UK discrimination and Equal Pay legislation. 2011 and the next few years will see yet more changes.
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. Full details and application deadlines are available from the course web page.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions Office
- +44 (0) 1603 591515