The course is delivered over a one, two or three-year period on a part-time evening basis (October to May each year) with the awards of PgCert, PgDip and LLM respectively. The course can be studied on an attendance basis, with students having the choice to study in either Aberdeen or in Glasgow. It is now also possible to study on a distance-learning basis via our virtual campus.
Applicants should have a degree/honours degree or degree-equivalent qualification in a relevant subject, or qualifications of an approved professional body or institution. Relevant industrial, commercial or professional experience will also be considered.
The course comprises a range of modules including: employment law and practice (general principles), employment law and practice (discrimination law), dispute resolution, trade union law, European employment law and policy, international and comparative employment law, health and safety law, employee benefits and social security law.
This course is of particular interest to those working in the context of employee relations, trade unionists and managers at all levels who want an understanding of legal rules and employment practice relevant to the workplace. Successful completion of the requirements for the diploma allows students to proceed to the Masters stage.