Employment Law LLM and Postgraduate Diploma by Distance Learning

Develop your profession in the practice of employment law and the management of employment relationships.

Our Employment Law LLM and Postgraduate Diploma by Distance Learning is for those wishing to develop their professional interest and expand their knowledge in UK employment law. It is a well-recognised qualification delivered by an institution with over 25 years' experience of distance learning.

Course information can be found on our Study page. Here we include commonly asked questions from prospective students.

Student experiences

Whether you are a practising lawyer, a human resources professional or an undergraduate, you will gain knowledge and hindsight into employment law.

Teaching weekends

In addition to your online teaching materials, you have the opportunity to attend teaching weekends which take place at the beginning and end of each module (approximately every four–five months )

You are strongly advised to attend these as they form an integral part of the course. They provide an opportunity to immerse yourself in the course materials through lectures, workshops and discussion groups and to seek individual guidance on their course work or assignment. They also provide an opportunity to meet fellow students and to form networking groups for self-help and informal support. Teaching weekends are held at the University of Leicester.

Induction weekend
Induction Programme Sample pdf file

21–23 September, 2018

Online study skills workshop in Blackboard

1 October–16 October, 2018

Module 1 Review / Module 2 Introduction

11–12 January, 2019

Module 2 Review / Module 3 Introduction

17–18 May, 2019

Module 3 Review / Module 4 Introduction

11–13 October, 2019

Module 4 Review / Dissertation Introduction

7–8 February, 2020

Dates maybe liable to change.

Student support

Effective student support is the key to successful distance learning. Students can contact staff by telephone, Skype or email but they also benefit from face-to-face tuition and from working with their fellow students in the teaching weekend environment. Online teaching is available through webinars, online tutorials, workshops and discussion forums. The Library Distance Learning Service provides a range of services to support distance learners including full access to legal databases, electronic books and academic articles.

Continuing professional development

The course is recognised by the Bar Council for CPD, and may contribute to Continuing Competence for Solicitors.


The course is assessed by way of essays at the end of each module. There are no examinations. In order to obtain the LLM, students will additionally need to write a dissertation of 12, 000- 15,000 words after the successful completion of the four taught modules.

Distance learning enquiries

If you have any questions about the programmes, please contact

Email: dlstudy@le.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 116 252 3454
Or join us on our livechat, every first Thursday of the month

Distance Learning
Arts, Humanities and Law
University of Leicester
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