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Programme structure: Employment, Work and Equality (LLM) - what's running in 2020/21

Please note: you are viewing unit and programme information for a past academic year. Please see the current academic year for up to date information.

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status Teaching Block
Dissertation LAWDM1001 60 Mandatory AYEAR
Individual Employment Rights LAWDM0021 30 Mandatory TB-4
Workers, Unions and Collective Labour Rights LAWDM0149 30 Mandatory TB-4
One or two units from this list of specialist Employment, Work, and Equality Law Units. If one from this list, then one unit from the other LLM pathways (as in second list):
Corporate Governance in the United Kingdom and United States LAWDM0069 30 Optional TB-4
Migration and Labour Exploitation in the Global Economy LAWDM0160 30 Optional TB-4
If one specialist Employment, Work, and Equality Law unit from above then one unit from the Law LLM units below:
Company Law LAWDM0008 30 Optional TB-4
Intellectual Property LAWDM0022 30 Optional TB-4
General Principles of International Law LAWDM0026 30 Optional TB-4
Law Gender and Sexuality LAWDM0033 30 Optional TB-4
Information Technology Law LAWDM0070 30 Optional TB-4
Human Rights in Law, Politics and Society LAWDM0089 30 Optional TB-4
Migration Law and Policy - International, European, and Human Rights Dimensions LAWDM0112 30 Optional TB-4
International Corporate Finance LAWDM0116 30 Optional TB-4
International Law and Human Rights LAWDM0123 30 Optional TB-4
Maritime Security LAWDM0126 30 Optional TB-4
Health Inequalities, Law, and Society LAWDM0130 30 Optional TB-4
Public and Global Health Law LAWDM0131 30 Optional TB-4
Law and Governance for Mental and Social Well-Being LAWDM0132 30 Optional TB-4
Law, Governance and Health LAWDM0134 30 Optional TB-4
International Sale of Goods LAWDM0143 30 Optional TB-4
Banking Conduct and Law LAWDM0144 30 Optional TB-4
International Commercial Arbitration LAWDM1005 30 Optional TB-4
Financial Markets and Bank Regulation LAWDM0157 30 Optional TB-4
International Law and Armed Conflict LAWDM0158 30 Optional TB-4
International Trade and Investment Law LAWDM0159 30 Optional TB-4
One optional foundation unit is permitted if the student has not previously studied in a common law jurisdiction
Public Law LAWDM0059 30 Optional TB-4
Law of Contract LAWDM0061 30 Optional TB-4
Law of Tort LAWDM0062 30 Optional TB-4
Land Law LAWDM0075 30 Optional TB-4
Criminal Law and Criminal Justice LAWDM0086 30 Optional TB-4
Constitutional and Substantive EU Law LAWDM0088 30 Optional TB-4
Trusts LAWDM0140 30 Optional TB-4
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Progression/award requirements

The pass mark set by the University for any level 7(M) unit is 50 out of 100.

For detailed rules on progression please see the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes and the relevant faculty handbook.

Exit awards

All taught masters programmes, unless exempted by Senate, must allow the opportunity for students to exit from the programme with a postgraduate diploma or certificate.

To be awarded a postgraduate diploma, students must have successfully completed 120 credit points, of which 90 must be at level M/7.

To be awarded a postgraduate certificate, students must have successfully completed 60 credit points, of which 40 must be at level M/7.

Degree classifications:

An award with Merit or Distinction is permitted for postgraduate taught masters, diplomas and certificates, where these are specifically named entry-level qualifications. An award with Merit or Distinction is not permitted for exit awards where students are required to exit the programme on academic grounds. An exit award with Merit or Distinction may be permitted where students are prevented by exceptional circumstances from completing the intended award.

The classification of the award in relation to the final programme mark is as follows:

Award with Distinction*: at least 65 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 70 out of 100 for the dissertation. **Faculties retain discretion to increase these thresholds.

Award with Merit*: at least 60 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 60 out of 100 for the dissertation. Faculties retain discretion to increase these thresholds.

* The MA in Law has separate regulations for awarding distinction and merit.

** For the award of Distinction, the Faculty of Engineering requires at least 70 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 70 out of 100 for the dissertation.

Diploma/certificate stages:

All taught masters programmes, unless exempted by Senate, must allow the opportunity for students to choose, or be required, to leave at the postgraduate diploma or certificate stage.

To be awarded a postgraduate diploma, students must have successfully completed 120 credit points, of which 90 must be at level M/7.

To be awarded a postgraduate certificate, students must have successfully completed 60 credit points, of which 40 must be at level M/7.

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