Collective Labour Law

Module code: LLMP5262

Module description

The module looks at a neglected area of academic study in relation to the role of employment law within contemporary society.  Collective labour law refers to the employment laws which relate to trade unions, rather than individual employment law rights. The module considers the history and development of legislation in relation to trade unions, the rights of union members and industrial action and allows students to question the effectiveness of such provisions. The module also considers the manner in which the judiciary has interpreted these legal provisions and the social and political context in which the area of collective labour laws operates.

Contact hours per student per year

This is a distance learning module therefore much of the learning is undertaken using the handbook provided in the students own time. Only minimal contact time (plus email/telephone) support is provided. The module handbook contains self-assessment questions to reinforce learning outcomes.

  • Workshops 3 hours


  • Essay (5,000 words): 100%

Additional costs: No extra costs other than purchase of books