Employment Law LLM
LLM Employment Law and Practice provides in-depth, current knowledge and skills in UK and EU employment and labour law which can be applied immediately
Employment Law is a diverse and complex field, subject to constant change and advising in such a field can be daunting. This course is designed to develop your ability to research, understand, analyse and advise on employment law matters and is suitable for anyone advising on employment law issues, legally qualified or not.
The course provides you with the requisite employment legal knowledge and teaches current theory and practice in how to apply these skills in whatever employment law challenges you meet.
The course is delivered fully online, and can be studied either full-time or on a part-time basis.
You can find out more information about the course in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
2. What you will study
The module structure is designed to allow the basic legal concepts to be covered in depth before building on this knowledge with specific employment law modules. This allows those without a formal legal education to be in a position to tackle the more advanced employment law modules later in the course. At the same time, lawyers will benefit from an in-depth analysis, valuable refresher and update on these more basic subjects.
Full-time - Stage 1 (Sept-Dec)
Part-time - Year 1 (Sept-Dec)
Year 1 (Feb-May)
Exit Award: PgCert Employment Law and Practice
Full-time - Stage 2 (Feb-May)
- Employment Contracts & Rights
- Termination of Employment
- Health and Safety Law
- Equality and Discrimination Law
Part-time - Year 2 (Sept-Dec)
Year 2 (Feb-May)
Exit Award: PgDip Employment Law and Practice
Full-time - Summer (June-October)
Part-time - Year 3
Exit Award: Master in Law (LLM) Employment Law and Practice
3. How you will learn
The course is taught fully online by dedicated employment law experts through CampusMoodle the University's virtual learning environment (VLE). There is no requirement to personally attend the university at any point during the course. CampusMoodle is an interactive and supportive VLE allowing you to study at the time and place that suits you.
Online learning is learner centred, enabling the student to take responsibility for their own learning through both individual study and active participation in the group learning activities. You will have the opportunity to interact with tutors and fellow students from around the world. Online chat, feedback and discussion groups are a key part of the learning experience, alongside dedicated tutor guidance
For each topic covered, detailed written materials and suggested reading are available and downloadable on CampusMoodle. Online chat, feedback and group discussion groups are a key part of the learning experience, alongside dedicated tutor guidance.
Our supported distance learning mode of delivery allows you to study online from any location and is designed to fit in around your work commitments. You will be taught and supported by experienced industry professionals who will recreate the same challenging interactive format of the on-campus courses for those studying at a distance.
Our virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle offers students flexibility of where and when they can study, offering full and open access to tutors and other class members. Students have the benefit of being part of a group of learners with the invaluable opportunity to participate in active, group-related learning within a supportive online community setting. The online campus provides students with lectures and course materials and it also includes:
- Virtual tutorials
- Live chat
- Discussion forums - student and tutor led
- Up-to-date web technology for delivery methods
- User friendly material
- Access to our online library
As online learners, students are part of a 'virtual cohort' and the communication and interaction amongst members of the cohort is a significant aspect of the learning process.
Details on the distance learning are also available from our Distance Learning Guide.
4. Entry requirements
A first degree in law, business or HR management and/or a professional qualification is preferred but not essential. If you do not have a formal undergraduate degree, relevant experience in the employment law field can be an acceptable substitute, subject to Course Leader approval. Proficiency in English to the level of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent is also required.
5. Student Funding
Aberdeen Business School offers a number of merit scholarships to outstanding students. The scholarship is available to:
- international students who will study the course by full time and distance learning and pay for the fees at the international rate; or
- UK or EU students who will study the course by full time and the fees are set in excess of 6,000 GBP; or
- UK or EU students who will study the course by distance learning.
To find out more information on the Merit Scholarship.
6. Course Fees
For Academic Year 2013/2014
Distance Learning Full-time
- £9,090 entire course
Distance Learning Part-time
- £3,410 Stage 1
- £3,410 Stage 2
- £2,270 Stage 3
For Academic Year 2012/2013
Distance Learning Full-time
- £8,760 entire course
Distance Learning Part-time
- £3,284 Stage 1
- £3,284 Stage 2
- £2,192 Stage 3
For Academic Year 2011/2012
- £3,204 Stage 1
- £3,204 Stage 2
- £2,136 LLM Dissertation Stage
- £8,544 entire course full-time DL
All course fees are reviewed annually and subject to change. Published fees apply to the course's mode of delivery.For further information see Student Finance pages
7. How to apply
You should apply for this course via www.rgu.ac.uk/applyonline
If you are a UK/EU applicant and have any queries, please contact our Admissions Office:
- Email email@example.com
If you are an International Applicant and would like further information and application advice:
Course Enquiries and Contact
For further information about the Employment Law and Practice course contact the Course Leader, Sarah Arnell
A Masters qualification is key to career advancement and professional confidence and is a highly regarded asset in any professional or academic sector. This course will enhance your knowledge and ability, professional standing and employability within the employment law field.
Our graduates are employed worldwide in all sectors - in oil and gas, industrial, governmental, private companies, in the legal professions and self-employed. There are also good prospects for further academic research in the employment law field.