Undergraduate Module Descriptor


LAW3026: Employment Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 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. handle a variety of materials peculiar to this area of law from a variety of sources such as Codes of Practice and the Casemark system used in one of the series of law reports.
Discipline-Specific Skills3. demonstrate detailed/comprehensive knowledge and understanding of a range of legal concepts, values, principles, institutions and procedures, and the ability to explain the relationships among them, as well as their limits
4. demonstrate ability to integrate and assess information from primary and secondary legal sources using appropriate interpretative techniques
5. demonstrate ability to select, integrate and present coherently and reflectively, orally and in writing, relevant law and legal/theoretical arguments
Personal and Key Skills6. demonstrate ability to interact effectively and proactively within a team/ learning group, to share information and ideas, and to manage conflict
7. keep abreast of developments in a fast-moving area of law and politics,
8. work in a team and to develop powers of argumentation and persuasion.
9. demonstrate ability to work independently and to manage time efficiently in preparing for scheduled learning activities, exercises and assessments