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.
- 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
Structure and assessment
Employment Law in Context in the UK and EU – 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.
You will also select elective modules which might include:
• Alternative Dispute Resolution
• Civil Liberties in the Workplace
• Equal Opportunities in the Workplace
• Health and Safety Law
• Negotiated Study
• People Management within Organisations
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.
Note: All modules are subject to change in order to keep content current.
Facilities and features
Hugh Aston Building
You will be taught in the Hugh Aston Building, which was purpose-built at a cost of £35 million.
Facilities also include lecture theatres and classrooms with capacities ranging from 50 to 250 people, break-out spaces for group work, quiet study zones for individual work and a large number of high-spec IT labs, some of which are installed with professional software.
The main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (other than in exceptional circumstances) and offers a huge range of online resources, all of which can be remotely accessed from anywhere you choose.
The library is run by dedicated staff who offer additional support to students, including help with academic writing, research strategies, literature searching and reference management and assistive technology, and mathematical skills for non-maths students. There is also a Just Ask service for help and advice, available via email or telephone.
Our Learning Zones and the The Greenhouse also provide space for group or individual work and study.
There are 1,600 study places across all library locations, more than 700 computer stations, laptops to borrow, free wi-fi and desktop power outlets.
You can also book rooms with plasma screens, laptops and DVD facilities for group work and presentations, secure an individual study room with adjustable lighting or make use of our assistive technology.
Opportunities and careers
This is our innovative international experience programme which aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons – helping you to become a global graduate, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world.
Through #DMUglobal, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges.
This course equips you to enter legal and other work relating to employment issues.
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