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Employment Law LLM, PGDip, by distance learning

University of Leicester

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  • Qualification

    LLM - Master of Laws

  • Location

    University of Leicester

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    17-SEP-21

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Course description

This degree will provide you with an understanding of UK and EU employment legislation and case law that you can directly apply to your career in HR or legal practice.

It is divided into four broad subject areas: individual employment relations; equality at work; termination of employment and individual dispute resolution; and key themes in employment law. Within these four areas you will critically analyse the scope and limitation of the law in relation to discrimination, gain a deeper understanding of the legal regulation of termination of employment, the role of collective bargaining and employee participation in the workplace and consider the effect of human rights and international labour law on the employment relationship. You will examine the law in-depth in its wider context to determine its effectiveness in the modern workplace, graduating with a comprehensive critical understanding of employment law relevant to your career.

Studying by distance learning allows you to fit your work around your existing employment and family commitments. You will be provided with support from our expert academic staff combined with the opportunity to meet tutors and colleagues face-to-face during our teaching weekends. During these weekends you will have the opportunity to participate in case studies, discussions, role-play and other exercises.

Teaching and learning

The course is taught by distance learning combined with teaching weekends held on campus, which take place at the end of each period of study. You are recommended to attend at least two of the weekends and we strongly advise you to attend all of them if possible. The teaching weekends give you the opportunity to embed your knowledge alongside fellow students within our distance learning community, sharing your work and learning experiences.

Assessment

There are no formal exams and you will be assessed by four written assignments followed by a dissertation (LLM only) of 12,000-15,000 words on a subject of your choice. All assessment work is undertaken in your own time, allowing maximum flexibility to fit your learning around other commitments.

Careers and employability

Our supported distance learning and part-time routes enable you to apply your new skills to your current employment role immediately, allowing you to benefit from the course straight away.

Although you are enrolled on a Distance Learning course you are encouraged to use the facilities on campus whenever you can, including specific career-focused events such as our Law Fair, which is held annually and attracts more than 40 law firms and other graduate employers.

We have two members of staff who are dedicated law careers tutors on campus and are on hand to discuss career options, upcoming opportunities and give advice about different firms.

We host a wide range of external speakers every year, representing the whole legal profession.

Application deadline

6/9/2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 9,755overall cost

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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University of Leicester

  • University League Table

    38th

  • Campus address

    University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 7RH, England

More than 4,000 international students call Leicester home, sharing their cultures, faiths and ideas with each other and with students and staff across campus.
Leicester is in the centre of England with great transport links, making it easy to explore the whole country while studying there.
Want to explore further afield? Leicester has great European links – with one change of train, Leicester students can be in Paris by lunchtime.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    29th out of 104 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    134 60%

    37th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    25th

    32
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.90 78%

    67th

    20

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