This programme is specially designed for law and non-law graduates looking to gain a master’s in law, with an emphasis in employment law and practice.
Full time: 1 year
Part-time: 2 years
Number of credits:
Specific entry requirements
Law UG 2:2 (LLB or international equivalent)
Business/Economics/Finance/Accounting UG 2:2 without case-by-case assessment
Other non-related UG 2:1
Other non-related UG 2:2 and relevant work experience (human resource management/ legal sector/finance sector/civil service/tax sector/arbitration) with case-by-case assessment.
Relevant work experience, for example:
2 years or longer work experience in the following sectors (paid or unpaid/ managerial and non-managerial):
- Human resource management
- Trade union
- NGO or charitable organisation
- Debt restructuring
- Civil service
- Managerial work experience at least 2 years (paid or unpaid)
- Running own business at least 2 years
Why this course
This programme is suitable for both law and non-law graduates.
Opportunities for field trips to Employment Tribunals.
Exposure to active employment law cases in the Law Clinic.
Opportunities for placements or qualifying work experience (QWE) via the Law Clinic for those wishing to practice law.
Course and Module Details
This unique LLM in Employment Law Practice and Human Resource Management will provide you with the opportunity to learn about employment law and practice from the socio-economic perspective of the legal framework applicable to corporate and business entities.
On this programme there will be cross-faculty teaching by staff from both the Business and Law Schools – and you’ll be taught by specialists in their respective fields.
Diverse, enriching and relevant optional modules range from modules on sustainability and fashion, intellectual property, cooperate governance, business and human rights, international tax law and international development, and economic justice.
Teaching will be underpinned by case studies and exposure to ‘live’ cases within the Law School Clinic. There will also be visits to the Employment Tribunal and Judge-lead talks and presentations.
A research and professional skills module is integrated in the course, as well as an option to take an introductory module on the principles of international law.
The programme has been divided into three clusters: the employment law cluster, business cluster and the corporate social responsibility cluster.
The core employment law cluster consists of modules covering all of the common and fundamental aspect of employment law and practice as encountered by those working, or wishing to work, in human resources management or a specialised employment law practice.
This cluster of modules includes coverage of individual employment relations, termination of employment, dispute resolution and how to conduct settlement negotiations, discrimination law and strategy, and whistleblowing.
The business cluster covers complementary subjects such as financial performance management, leadership and change management, advanced project management, corporate governance, and intellectual property law.
The programme further incorporates contemporary, cutting edge and topical modules under the corporate social responsibility (CSR) cluster. Example modules include corporate crime and business integrity, business and human right, and international tax law.
Course subject to validation
These modules are those we currently offer and may be subject to change each year.
Tuition fees and funding
September 2023 entry tuition fees
Year 1 fees, see links in table below for more information.
2023/24 entry funding
This course is suitable for professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds and organisations who are seeking to expand their understanding of employment law and develop specialist areas of expertise and enhance their career prospects.
The field of business and employment with an appreciation of corporate social responsibility is growing rapidly and there are significant employment opportunities in private companies, NGOs, law firms and government departments.
Career options include:
- Human resource management
- Specialist employment law practice for lawyers
- Entrepreneurs who what to learn about their legal obligations as an employer and business owner.
How to apply
You can now apply for any programme for any entry point in 2023.
All postgraduate taught applications can be made via our online application form.
- Check our application deadlines
- View our entry requirements for postgraduate programmes
- View our general entry criteria and application FAQs below
If you need any help or advice with your application, or just want to ask us a question before you apply, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Please note that most international applicants have to pay a deposit before securing their place.
- See our Finance pages for more details
Postgraduate application process FAQs
How do I apply?
To apply, you need to complete our online application form.
Do I need to complete all of my online application at once?
No, you can save and revisit your application form and can contact us directly at any time if you need advice or assistance.
What are the entry criteria and fees?
We have general entry requirements for postgraduate courses. Many of our courses also have specific entry requirements. You can find details of these, and the fees for individual courses, on our postgraduate course pages.
What is the deadline for postgraduate applications?
If you are a prospective postgraduate student who has home fee status, then you can apply close to the start of the course of study. However, if you have international fee status and require a Tier 4 Visa, then you will normally need to apply much earlier. Please see our application deadlines for postgraduate study.
We encourage all students to apply as early as possible, as some programmes have limited numbers.
Does Roehampton offer financial support for postgraduates?
Yes, we offer a range of scholarships, alongside support on managing your finances while you are with us.
You can find more information on our postgraduate home and postgraduate international financial support pages. There are also other sources of external funding for international students available.
Do you offer student accommodation for postgraduates?
Yes, we have a wide range of high quality and competitively priced on-campus student residences. We are able to offer quiet rooms and can adjust for those with specific access needs.
Find out more on our accommodation pages.
Validation and curriculum review
What is validation?
Validation is a formal process through which the University approves a programme (content, teaching, learning and assessment) as being of appropriate standard and quality. This is a normal process used throughout the university sector.
The University expects to publish details of the validated programme in the academic year prior to the start date of the programme. You are advised to check the University website at that time to ensure that you have up-to-date information. In the meantime, if you require information you should contact 0208 392 3232.
What is curriculum review?
Curriculum review is the regular and systematic monitoring and reviewing of programmes. It is a normal process in the sector and it is the way by which the university ensures that your course remains up-to-date and relevant. The process may result in changes to the content, structure and/or assessment of the programme.
The University expects to publish details of the re-validated programme by 31 March in the academic year prior to the start date of the programme. You are advised to check the University website at that time to ensure that you have up-to-date information. In the meantime, if you require information you should contact 0208 392 3232.
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