LLM Employment, Work and Equality
At a critical time for workers' rights around the world, our LLM in Employment, Work and Equality offers you an opportunity to develop a deep understanding of relationships between law, regulation, policy and practice - and graduate to meet a growing demand for specialist lawyers with the knowledge and skills in this important field.
The LLM in Employment, Work and Equality has been well received by trade unions and NGOs as a distinctive programme that offers more than traditional courses in employment law. It provides an in-depth, intensive study of wide-ranging issues analysing domestic and international law, the role of human rights in regulating the labour market, the representative scope of trade unions, treatment of migrants at work and equality more generally.
Choosing our LLM in Employment, Work and Equality means you will be challenged and inspired by world-leading labour lawyers dedicated to progressive and innovative thinking around employment, work and equality law - with those teaching the course belonging to the Law School's Centre for Law at Work.
The intellectually demanding, research-rich curriculum they deliver makes our graduates stand out, able to demonstrate excellent legal, analytical and research skills and empowered to pursue top-flight careers in a variety of sectors.
University of Bristol LLM students have gone on to work with international law firms, in leading employment sets, as barristers in chambers or are involved in policy-making through trade unions, employers' organisations and NGOs. Find out how you can do more with law at the University of Bristol Law School.
We have a large and vibrant international community and University of Bristol LLM students benefit from small class sizes. Our exciting range of optional units reflect the expertise of our globally renowned academics and an opportunity to further specialise your degree.
You will take four units (120 credit points overall, 30 credit points each) and a compulsory dissertation (60 credit points). You have the option of taking three specialist units from the LLM in Employment Work and Equality programme and one unit from any of our other LLMs.
Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our LLM in Employment, Work and Equality.
We will consider an applicant with an upper-second class honours in a Law degree OR an applicant with an upper-second class honours in a related degree who has at least three modules in either law, labour, work or employment. Previous or professional experience is not required.
See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.
Fees and funding
- UK: full-time
- £12,200 per year
- UK: part-time (two years)
- £6,100 per year
- Overseas: full-time
- £24,700 per year
Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to an 8% increase in fees each year.
More about tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a 25% reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni discount.
Funding for 2023/24
Information about funding and scholarships can be found on the University of Bristol Law School fees and funding webpages. This includes information about the Law School's Think Big about Global Justice Scholarships, open to international postgraduate students.
Further information on funding for prospective UK and international postgraduate students.
Graduating from a world-leading law school* will open doors for careers in a variety of sectors. Suitable for law graduates or graduates with a related degree, this LLM will help:
- develop and deepen understanding of employment law,
- provide a springboard into a diverse range of careers,
- boost prospects for those already working in the sector,
- deliver a solid step towards a research career.
Please visit our Careers and Employability webpage for more information about the support and opportunities we provide during your studies.
*A top 50 Law School (Times Higher Education World University Rankings by subject 2022).