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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3026: Employment Law

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover all or some of the following topics:


  • An introduction to employment law including its judicial and administrative structure, sources and materials
  • The contract of employment and the personal scope of employment law
  • Issues surrounding termination of contract and breach of contract
  • Unfair dismissal law and its remedies
  • Discrimination law
  • Other employment rights
  • The role of trade unions in modern industrial relations
  • The relationship between unions and members

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled learning and teaching activities3322 x 1.5 hour lectures
Scheduled learning and teaching activities2010 x 2 hour workshops
Guided independent study22 x 1 hour drop-in sessions
Guided independent study80Individual reading and lecture preparation
Guided independent study30Workshop preparation
Guided independent study80Assessment preparation for examination
Guided independent study40Assessment preparation for presentation
Guided Independent Study15Formative assessment preparation

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).