The LLM Employment Law degree is well-suited to those working or intending to work in the area of employment law, whether as lawyers, human resources professionals, industrial relations specialists or advice workers. The ever-increasing volume of statute, regulations and case law makes it essential for those working in the area to have a firm understanding of the issues, concepts and principles that lie beneath the detailed law and an appreciation of the economic, social and political forces, whether domestic, European or international, that continue to shape its development. Armed with such knowledge, it is possible to face the challenge of new developments in the subject with confidence.
Employment Law is one of the most dynamic and fast-growing areas of legal specialisation. Few areas of law have been the subject of such a rapid transformation in recent times. The aim of this unique programme is to give students a firm grounding in the key areas of employment law and practice and to explore the boundaries of the subject. It covers the central issues and elements in employment law today, such as EC employment law, family policy and discrimination at work. It offers a chance to engage with the practice of employment law, drafting employment contracts and codes of practice.
The LLM Employment Law is offered over one year full-time, or two years part-time. Students undertake a range of compulsory and optional modules taught by the Law School. They may also, with the consent of the Course Director, choose modules worth up to 40 credits from other postgraduate courses offered by the University.
There are many external indicators of the quality of our teaching and research; over 80% of our research has been graded to be of an "international standard" in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise. We are renowned for the high quality of our courses and internationally recognised research, while providing a fantastic, student-focused experience. In the 2013 National Student Survey we received an overall satisfaction score of 93 per cent and ranked second for teaching out of all English mainstream university Law departments.