LAW-20070 - Key Concepts in Employment Law
Coordinator: Catherine Edwards Tel: +44 1782 7 34175
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Level: Level 5
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733218

Programme/Approved Electives for 2024/25


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2024/25

To provide an overview of the law, introducing the key statutes and concepts that apply to contracts of employment.
To explain and appraise developments in the law by reference to political and economic considerations.
To develop an awareness of the interplay between common law, statute and policy in (and the impact of EU law on) employment law.

Talis Aspire Reading List
Any reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.

Intended Learning Outcomes

communicate an overview of key concepts relating to the rights and duties of employers, employees and trades unions: 2
review domestic employment law in the wider context of EU work policies: 1
analyse the law and policy surrounding contractual employment relationships: 2
provide illustrations of legislators' attempts to express social policy through statute: 1

Study hours

Lectures - 11 x 2 hour lectures (including revision session)
Seminars - 6 x 1 hours
Seminar preparation 40 hours
Essay - 40 hours
Research Poster - 20 hours
Private study - 22 hours
Total = 150

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Presentation weighted 40%
Poster Presentation
Students will develop a research poster from a defined list of options. They will be assessed on the level of research and analysis in the poster. Poster is one page, maximum A2 size, with six references.

2: Essay weighted 60%
Essay with a word limit of 2,000 words (excluding footnotes)
A 2000 word max. essay analysing a problem scenario.