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LLM/PGDip/PGCert Employment Law

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Full time | Middlesex University | 1 year | OCT

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

OCT

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

Labour Law

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

A glance at any newspaper or online news feed soon highlights great strength of feeling surrounding employment law. Pay equality, minimum wage, unfair dismissal, contract and agency workers, zero hours contracts and workers' rights are regular flash-points, especially in the political sphere. Government and non-government organisations, as well as private businesses, need skilled individuals who show a deep understanding of employment law and the complex issues it raises.

Why study LLM/PGDip/PGCert Employment Law at Middlesex University?

The programme enables students to specialise in subjects related to employment law, equipping them with comprehensive knowledge of the legal processes governing employment relationships and statutory rights in the UK, through the systematic and critical understanding of legal frameworks regulating employment contracts, recruitment, dismissal and discrimination in the work place.

You will deepen and broaden your knowledge of law as an academic subject; acquiring a systematic understanding of legal processes, methods and concepts, of the social and political context in which legal processes take place and of appropriate theoretical conceptions of law.

By maximising your academic potential and refining your problem-solving skills in a transnational context through the acquisition of systematic and critical understanding of complex legal, economic, cultural, ethical and political issues informing employment relationships and anti-discrimination regulations in the United Kingdom and Europe you will enhance your professional development and horizons.

The research and writing skills you gain will be transferable to a variety of professional sectors, including the legal profession, policymaking, corporate sector, governmental bodies or academia.

Careers

How can the LLM/PGDip/PGCert Employment Law support your career?

This course is designed to enable lawyers, corporate professionals and others to enter or advance their career in human resource management, in both the public and private sectors. It will also be of value to those seeking more general work in national and local government, law firms, trade unions, advice agencies and private organisations requiring specialist knowledge of employment law.

The programme will explain and analyse in-depth a wide range of issues, including UK and EU legislation on recruitment, wages, holidays, parental rights, termination of employment and discrimination. Many have also continue their higher education studies via a PhD.

Students can also exit with PGCert and PGDip awards.

Modules

Focus on contractual employment relationships and the practical impact of the statutory rights on the operation of employment relationships in the UK.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£10,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£14,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a Law degree at 2:2 or Graduate Diploma in Law/CPE. Graduates in related disciplines, with law minors or with relevant professional experience or qualifications may be admitted subject to the programme leader's discretion. We also normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification.

University information

Middlesex is a campus university based in leafy North London only 25 minutes from the buzz of central London. It has been excelling in teaching for over 130 years and boasts international campuses in Dubai and Mauritius. Their industry led, contemporary courses and practice-based teaching will help you to excel in the job market and become a leader in your field. Middlesex’s teaching is informed by the needs of industry, so you’ll develop the...more