LLM Law - Employment, Work and Equality

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Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
Awards available LLM
Programme length One year full-time;
two years part-time
Location of programme Clifton campus
Part-time study available Yes
Part-time study requires daytime weekday attendance
Start date September 2022

Programme overview

At a critical time for workers’ rights around the world, our LLM in Employment, Work and Equality Law offers you an opportunity to develop a deep understanding of relationships between law, regulation, policy and practice – and graduate to meet a growing demand for specialist lawyers with the knowledge and skills in this important field.

The LLM in Employment, Work and Equality has been well received by trade unions and NGOs as a distinctive programme that offers more than traditional courses in employment law. It provides an in-depth, intensive study of wide-ranging issues analysing domestic and international law, the role of human rights in regulating the labour market, the representative scope of trade unions, treatment of migrants at work and equality more generally.

Choosing our LLM in Employment, Work and Equality means you will be challenged and inspired by world-leading labour lawyers dedicated to progressive and innovative thinking around employment, work and equality law – with those teaching the course belonging to the Law School’s Centre for Law at Work.

The intellectually demanding, research-rich curriculum they deliver makes our graduates stand out, able to demonstrate excellent legal, analytical and research skills and empowered to pursue top-flight careers in a variety of sectors.  

University of Bristol LLM students have gone on to work with international law firms, in leading employment sets, as barristers in chambers or are involved in policy-making through trade unions, employers’ organisations and NGOs.  Find out how you can do more with law at the University of Bristol Law School.

Fees for 2022/23

We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2021/22 are as follows:

UK: full-time
£10,900
UK: part-time (two years)
£5,450
Overseas: full-time
£20,900

Following the recent changes to fee assessment regulation, Channel Islands and Isle of Man students will no longer be charged a separate tuition fee. From the 2021/22 academic year they will be charged the same fees as Home students.

Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year. Find out more about tuition fees.

Alumni discount

University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a 25% reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni discount.

Funding for 2022/23

Information about funding and scholarships can be found on the University of Bristol Law School fees and funding web pages. This includes information about the Law School’s Think Big about Global Justice Scholarships, open to international postgraduate students.

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Programme structure

We have a large and vibrant international community and University of Bristol LLM students benefit from small class sizes. Our exciting range of optional units reflect the expertise of our globally renowned academics and an opportunity to further specialise your degree.

You will take four units (120 credit points overall, 30 credit points each) and a compulsory dissertation (60 credit points). You have the option of taking three specialist units from the LLM in Employment Work and Equality programme and one unit from any of our other LLMs.

Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our LLM in Employment, Work and Equality.

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree in law (or international equivalent).

Exceptionally, we will also consider applicants who have:

  1. an upper second-class honours degree that included content relevant to the applicant's proposed field of study; or
  2. an upper second-class honours degree in any subject, along with relevant experience in a discipline closely related to the focus of this programme. 

Recognised Prior Learning is currently not accepted. Previous or professional experience is not required.

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile B
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Admissions statement

Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.

Admissions statement

Careers

Graduating from a world-leading law school* will open doors for careers in a variety of sectors. The content and approach to teaching in this programme will develop and deepen your understanding of employment law, whilst building many transferable skills. This LLM can provide a springboard into a diverse range of careers - or boost the prospects for those already working in related fields.

This LLM will be of interest to recent graduates in law, policy, politics, sociology, human resource management and other cognate fields, or as a solid first step towards a research career.

Please visit our Careers and Employability web page for more information about the support and opportunities we provide during your studies.

*A top 50 Law School (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021)

Expected application closure date

Applications for 2022 have now closed and will reopen for 2023 entry in October 2022.

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Contact details

Enquiries Team Phone: +44 (0) 117 39 41649 Email: choosebristol-pg@bristol.ac.uk

School website: University of Bristol Law School

International students

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REF 2021 results

The University of Bristol is ranked fifth for research in the UK (Times Higher Education), with 94% of our research assessed as world-leading or internationally excellent.

Full REF 2021 results for the University of Bristol.

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