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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3026: Employment Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.


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

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

Academic staff

Mrs Kim McDonald (Lecturer)


Law of Contract



Available via distance learning


When working relationships break down it can have serious financial and societal implications. Due to this the law has evolved to develop the discipline of employment law which has a vital role to play in the UK.


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, anti-discrimination, 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. You will develop a critical perspective of the law and you will be trained to apply the law to factual situations.

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