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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3026: Employment Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.


NQF Level 6
Credits 30 ECTS Value 15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (12 weeks) and term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Philippa Collins (Convenor)


Law of Contract



Available via distance learning


This module will introduce you to the legal regulation of working relationships. We will focus particularly upon the creation, regulation and termination of the employment relationship, the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees and the role of modern trade unions. We will consider these issues in their wider political, historical, and socio-economic context. You will also get the opportunity to present your own arguments for law reform in an assessed presentation.

It is a pre-requisite to have a working knowledge of the law of contract, normally through having taken the Level 1 Law of Contract module, or equivalent. 

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