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LLM Employment Law and Practice (distance learning)

LLM Employment Law and Practice (distance learning)

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Distance without attendance | De Montfort University | 27 months | SEP-23

Study mode

Distance without attendance


27 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

Labour Law

Course type


Course Summary


This?course?is designed?to?provide you with an in-depth knowledge of employment?law?as well as critical aspects of human resource (HR) management. You will develop a more comprehensive understanding of the?laws that influence HR policies and practices within a?business, in addition?to?an understanding of the context within which their advice is being sought, the potential impact such advice may have on a?business?and where?business?decisions may have?to?be made.?In addition?to?studying core modules, you will be able?to?choose from a wide variety of optional, insightful modules, enabling you?to?tailor your studies and specialise in your chosen area of interest.

This?course?is suitable for professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds and organisations, who are seeking?to?expand their understanding of this field, develop specialist areas of expertise and enhance their career prospects. This career development course allows graduates to pursue a wide variety of roles in legal work, human resources and within organisations and sectors that face employment issues.

Key features

  • Develop your own personal pathway. This course combines one core module with a diverse range of optional modules
  • Study at your own pace. Enjoy flexible distance learning, with the option to exit at one of several points with a postgraduate award
  • Differentiate yourself in the job market. Gain a competitive edge by increasing your knowledge of employment law
  • Boost your employability. Improve your career and employability options in a globalised job market

Teaching and assessment

The LLM is studied by distance learning and is fully assessed by coursework and a dissertation. The distance learning mode involves optional attendance at Leicester De Montfort Law School, for a maximum of ten Saturday study days during the period of study. The course is structured in a way that allows you to exit at one of several points, if desired, each with a postgraduate award.

Graduate careers

This course equips you to enter legal and other work relating to employment issues.


You must also undertake a dissertation, providing an invaluable opportunity to work in depth on a particular aspect of the law. You will need to apply and enhance your technical knowledge and critical awareness in a subject of your choice. In order to obtain the LLM in Employment Law and Practice your dissertation must have an employment law theme.

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Entry requirements

Applicants will normally hold an undergraduate degree in any subject with a minimum pass of 2:2, or equivalent overseas qualification, or an appropriate professional qualification. Some background knowledge of law is useful , but a degree in law is not essential.

University information

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) is a university with a rich heritage, providing students with high-class further education options for over 150 years. Situated in the centre of Leicester, a thriving midlands location, students benefit from excellent facilities not only on campus but also when seeking leisure time in the surrounding region. Students at DMU are able to choose from a wide range of postgraduate courses, all of which are...more