Course Description

LLM Employment Law in Practice 2019

Law Society of Ireland – Diploma Centre

Programme overview

The Diploma Centre of the Law Society of Ireland is pleased to announce an innovative new LLM Employment Law in Practice. The Masters is offered in association with the Northumbria Law School and is specifically designed for those who have completed our Diploma in Employment Law. Uniquely the LLM provides you with the opportunity of using the Diploma in Employment Law as a building block to achieve a further recognised academic qualification. In summary, the award requires 180 credits and the Diploma in Employment Law already provides 120 points towards this. A research based dissertation then makes up the remaining 60 points required.

Building upon the Diploma in Employment Law, the programme provides the ideal opportunity for professional development in a specialised area of employment law. Candidates undertake in-depth study of an agreed legal topic under individual tutor supervision. The programme is taught primarily through distance learning, with supervisors predominantly based in the Law Society. The programme lasts for one year, a timescale designed to allow students flexibility to complete the LLM in keeping with their work commitments.

The programme focuses on legal research and coherent presentation of legal research in a written form. You will begin by attending a course induction day onsite in the Law Society, during which the Legal Research and Study Skills unit of the programme will be introduced. This unit is not assessed but is designed to update your writing and research skills. For the remainder of the programme you will complete a dissertation of between 15,000-17,000 words. The project is the sole assessed element of the programme. The topic of study is of your choosing, but generally must relate to an area of Irish employment law and there must be an appropriate tutor available to support you. The possibility also exists of you choosing an employment law topic relating to international jurisdictions if there is internal expertise to supervise the topic.

Apart from the personal satisfaction of gaining a Masters, the programme provides career benefits through focus on skills that are directly relevant to the needs of a modern work setting, including

  • The development of existing expertise and knowledge;
  • The opportunity to gain expertise in a new area;
  • Enhancement of skills in research and legal analysis; and
  • Enhanced understanding of the wider context in which the law is developed and is implemented.

Who should attend

Those who have completed the Diploma Centre’s Diploma in Employment Law are eligible to apply for the LLM Employment Law in Practice. Please note places on this course are limited. The selection criteria will be based on a combination of when the application was received and whether or not there is sufficient capacity within the Law Society at this time to supervise the proposed topic.

College Name Law Society of Ireland – Diploma Centre
Course Category Employment Law, Law
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Delivery mode Distance Learning
Course Start Date 2nd February 2019
Course Fee €3,400.00
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Course Provider

Law Society of Ireland – Diploma Centre

The Education Centre, Blackhall Place, Dublin 7 (DX 79 Dublin), Ireland D07 VW24, Dublin, Ireland

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