Employment Law LLM

Masters in Employment Law

1. Overview

Our LLM Employment Law and Practice degree provides in-depth, current knowledge and skills in employment and labour law.

The course is focused on equipping you with the necessary skills and knowledge to be effective, highly functioning employment law specialists. The course content is designed to give you an in-depth view of relevant employment law, within the UK perspective, and develop your core legal and professional skills. It is the only UK Employment Law LLM to give students an optional ADR stream. 

The course is delivered fully online (except for one optional module, which requires attendance at an on campus workshop), and can be studied either full-time or on a part-time basis. It gives you flexibility in location and when, within a week, you study.

The course starts in September each year but students can also choose to join the course in January. Students that start in January simply slot into the course at the start of Semester 2. This means that those that start in January will do the semester 2 modules before the semester 1 modules, as shown in the course structure diagrams. While it is preferable to start in September and complete the Law for Employment and Employment Contracts & Rights modules first, the modules are all able to be taken on a standalone basis; there is no prerequisite to take these modules before any others.

You can find out more information about the course in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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2. What you will study

If you are new to studying law, the Law for Employment module is there to help you learn key legal concepts and structures necessary for understanding and applying employment law. This allows those without a recent LLB to be in a position to tackle the more advanced employment law modules later in the course. At the same time, those who have a recent law degree, or who are legal practitioners, will benefit from the choice to refresh their memory, by taking this module, or take another optional mediation module.

The course structure allows not only for flexibility in when, during a week, you study but also what you actually study, with the taking of up to three optional modules, thereby allowing you to tailor the course to your interests and needs.

Full-time Course Structure (PDF file with links to each module descriptor)

Part-time Course Structure (PDF file with links to each module descriptor)

January Start Course Structure FT & PT (PDF file 250k)

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.

Online Learning
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.

Please note, UKVI are currently not accepting TOEFL as proof of English Language for Full Time International Student Visas.

Those that are legally qualified have a slightly different Course content than those who are not. Legally qualified normally means those who are practising solicitors, advocates or barristers or have completed an LLB in the last 5 years. Those who have completed a British LLM or a Law BA may also be considered as legally qualified depending on the content of that course. This determination is within the discretion of the Course Leader.

English Language Requirements

5. Student Funding

Merit Scholarship
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.

Alumni Discount

Robert Gordon University is delighted to offer a 15% loyalty discount on course fees for all alumni who have graduated from RGU, further information available via the Alumni page.

6. Course Fees

For Academic Year 2014/2015

All Students

Distance Learning Full-time

  • £7,200 entire course

Distance Learning Part-time

  • £2,900 Stage 1
  • £2,900 Stage 2
  • £1,400 Stage 3

For Academic Year 2013/2014

All Students

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

All Students

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

All Students

  • £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: 

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, Alison Stuart or depute course leader Sarah Arnell

8. Prospects

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.

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Start date
January & September
Course length
Online - 1 year (full-time)
or 3 years (part-time)
Mode of Attendance
Online
Academic school
The Law School Aberdeen Business School
More information:
Alison Stuart Lecturer
+44 (0)1224 263423

Employment Law & CPD Information

Case Study

  1. Sarika Lynch

    Sarika Lynch, a Human Resource Director and Employment Law & Practice LLM graduate, answers a few questions on why she chose RGU's Employment Law & Practice Course.

    Sarika Lynch

  2. Lisa Griffiths

    Lisa Griffiths - Human Resource Manager, answers a few questions on why she chose RGU's Employment Law & Practice Course, and what she gained from the whole experience.

    Lisa Griffiths Employment Law LLM

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