The course takes 12 months on a full-time basis with students attending approximately two evenings a week from 6-9pm. The course can also be completed over two years.
Applicants need either a law degree, or a qualification which contains a law element, or experience in management with key responsibility for managing people, or a management qualification, such as one issued by the CIPD. People with other educational or business achievements will be considered.
There are eight taught modules and a 12-15,000 word dissertation. Five of the taught modules are compulsory: the employment relationship, termination of employment, discrimination in employment, pay and conditions and management relations and the law. Three optional taught modules have to be completed, including international labour law, legal structures for business, ADR, corporate governance and negotiation. The dissertation must be linked to employment law.
The course is suited to HR practitioners involved in advising on the application of employment law both at a strategic level and in day-to-day practice.