Undergraduate Module Descriptor


LAW2026: Employment Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2015/6 academic year.

Module Aims

To introduce undergraduates, with some experience of studying law, to the law as it relates to: the rights and duties of individual employees in relation to their employer, and their trade union; the legal context of the role of trade unions at work; and to place these within broader contexts, such as political history of legislation and case law, economic and social factors.

Students will be expected to access a range of learning/research materials. In addition to materials such as textbooks, journals and law reports, there are a great deal of online resources, such as those provided by government and law practice-generated material.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here - you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. understand the central role that the law has in this area, and the importance of these rights and duties within the context of the law as a whole
2. understand the central role that the law has in this area, and the importance of these rights and duties within the context of the law as a whole
3. demonstrate an ability to identify, explain and discuss key issues in Employment Law and to apply relevant rules and theories
Discipline-Specific Skills4. demonstrate knowledge of legal concepts and their contextual/social/political implications
5. demonstrate ability to select and explain relevant information from primary and secondary legal sources using appropriate interpretative techniques
6. demonstrate ability to select and present in a coherent way, orally and in writing, relevant law and legal/theoretical arguments
Personal and Key Skills7. develop written and oral communication skills,
8. demonstrate ability to interact effectively within a team/ learning group and to share information and ideas
9. demonstrate an ability to work independently and to manage time efficiently in preparing for scheduled learning activities, exercises and assessments