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LLM Employment Law and Practice

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Distance without attendance


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

Labour Law

Course type


Course Summary

Employment law is a fascinating, topical and fast-moving area of law involving social, political, economic and philosophical questions about a key area of ordinary life, work. These questions often shape and influence employment law and how it has developed over the years.

You will develop a 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.

The LLM in Employment Law and Practice consists of four taught modules: Critical Theories and Policies of Employment Law, Individual Employment Rights, Collective Labour Rights and Redundancy, and Equal Opportunities and Discrimination in the Workplace. These modules present an opportunity to critically analyse all the critical aspects of Employment Law in Practice. The programme concludes with a dissertation module in which you will develop an in-depth inquiry into a research topic of your choice which may relate directly to your future career aspirations and interests.

Graduate careers

An LLM Employment Law and Practice will open up a wide range of career opportunities as you develop a broad base of skills that are in great demand with global employers.


The aim of this module is provide a concise overview of current employment law to underpin the optional modules. Lawyers approach the subject of employment law as a legal discipline but their expertise is enhanced if they have an appreciation of the wider context within which employment law fits. The manager also needs to obtain knowledge of employment law to be equip him or her for modern HR management.

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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