Leicester Law School

Distance learning

Available degrees

Employment Law LLM, PGDip
2 years, by distance learning, part-time
This is for you if... you want to develop your professional knowledge and skills in the practice of employment law and the management of employment relationships.

Student experiences

Distance learning with Leicester Law School

Hear some of our students discuss their experiences of studying our Employment Law LLM by distance learning.

The course is taught by guided distance learning independent study combined with synchronous teaching events.

Teaching events

Synchronous teaching events are live and you attend at the same time. They take place at the end of each period of study. Some of these are currently delivered online, whilst others are held in Leicester with an option to join remotely. Access to online classes is through Microsoft Teams.

The teaching events are optional but we recommend you attend at least two, and we strongly advise you to attend all of them if possible. The teaching events provide the opportunity to interact with lecturers and tutors, embed your knowledge alongside fellow students in our distance learning community, share your work, and learning experiences, and receive guidance of your assignment before submission. The events can also help you build your network of like-minded professionals.

Student support

Effective student support is the key to successful distance learning. Students can contact staff by telephone, Skype or email, but they also benefit from face-to-face tuition and from working with their fellow students in the teaching weekend environment. Online teaching is available through webinars, online tutorials, workshops and discussion forums. The University Library provides a range of services to support distance learners, including full access to legal databases, electronic books and academic articles.

Continuing professional development

The course is recognised by the Bar Council for CPD, and may contribute to Continuing Competence for Solicitors.

Distance learning enquiries

If you have any questions about the programmes, please contact:

Distance Learning Study Team
University of Leicester
University Road

+44 (0)116 252 2903
Or contact us via our online chat.

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