Middlesex University

Course Introduction

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.

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.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
Master of Laws - LL.M Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
Master of Laws - LL.M £13,900 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
Master of Laws - LL.M £13,900 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
Master of Laws - LL.M Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
Master of Laws - LL.M European Fees
2 years
Part Time
Master of Laws - LL.M Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic 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.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have: an IELTS score of 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all components); 58 (with 51 in all components) in Pearson Test of English; 87 (with at least 21 in listening & writing, 22 in speaking and 23 in reading) in TOEFL (IBT); 176 overall (no less than 169 in any component) in Cambridge First, Advanced, Proficiency - taken post January 2015.