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Employment Law and Practice PgCert

Employment Law and Practice PgCert

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Full time | Belfast Campus | 1 year | SEP

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Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Labour Law

Course type


Course Summary

The overall aim of this course is to promote and develop skills and research in the field of employment law.

On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Develop an understanding of the core concepts of employment law and how they relate to practice.
  • Learn the skills and processes required to qualify them to practice in the employment law field as HR professionals/lawyers.
  • Develop the ability to reflect critically on and learn from their practice.
  • Understand and apply context specific employment law research and theory to specific contexts and occupational sectors such as Human Resources and legal practice.
  • Develop advanced employment law practice skills appropriate to specific contexts and occupational sectors.
  • Examine critically the legal and contextual basis of employment law and practice.
  • Develop an understanding of regional, national and international models of practice in the employment law arena.
  • Give employment lawyers and Human Resource professionals the opportunity to interact with each other to develop insights into practice beyond their own agencies.

Those who undertake this course are likely to use this qualification for career development and potential progression purposes within their own organisations. This course is now closed for International applications for September 2023.


The importance of the employment relationship between employers, employees, unions and other statutory bodies and agencies is such that a thorough knowledge of both the context and the substantive law is necessary for those involved in this area in any capacity. The module attempts to provide the basis for this knowledge and to put students in the position where they may not only have an understanding of the law both conceptually and substantively, but also be in a position to use that knowledge in the solution of problems.

Tuition fees

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International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

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Entry requirements

Students should have a degree in law; a degree in human resource management; a degree incorporating law elements or a joint honours degree incorporating law; a non-law/human resource management degree with appropriate work experience; a comparable professional qualification; in exceptional circumstances, where an individual has substantial and significant experiential learning, a portfolio of written evidence demonstrating the meeting of graduate qualities may be considered as an alternative entrance route.