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Keele University: Employment Law and Practice

Institution Keele University
Department School of Law
Study type Taught


Employment law is fundamental to many aspects of our daily lives. It provides a framework for businesses to operate positive working environments, facilitating progress and success. It also protects individuals from unfair treatment and discrimination at work. This area of law is focused around people and as a result, it is constantly developing and changing. This programme allows you to enhance your knowledge of the law and its practical application through every stage of the employment journey as well as building your legal skills further by tailoring your programme of study to align with your career prospects and aspirations.

Why choose this course? - Global Top 250 for Law (Times Higher Education World University Subject Rankings, 2023)

  • Global Top 100 for International Outlook, Law (Times Higher Education World University Subject Rankings, 2023)

  • Taught by academics and practitioners with extensive experience in employment and discrimination law

  • Face-to-face block teaching and coursework-based assessments, allowing flexibility around employment

  • Develop specialist expertise and enhance your career prospects

This course will develop your understanding and application of employment law, in practice. You will gain insight into the various contexts in which employment law is relevant including commercial, societal and political perspectives. You will investigate legal problems, learn how to implement solutions across various workplace environments, and acquire the expertise needed to litigate and settle claims in the Employment Tribunal.

With this, you will develop a variety of core skills including research, drafting, writing and negotiation whilst enhancing your analytical skills to investigate legal problems and scenarios, building a critical awareness of subject matter. You will have the opportunity to consider issues arising at all stages of the employment journey from employment status through to termination. You will consider the practical problems that are faced by individuals and organisations, with particular focus on the professional relationship between employees and employers.

This programme is ideal for graduates who wish to specialise in employment law and/or professionals who are involved in managing employment relationships.

About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university.

We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level.

Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.


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