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Health, Safety and Industrial Law

LLM/PgDip/PgCert

School - Salford Business School

Subject area - Law

Start Date(s): September; January; March; June; November; July

Duration:

LLM (one year full-time, two years part-time)

PgDip (eight months full-time, sixteen months part-time)

PgCert (four months full-time, eight months part-time)

Fees 2018-19:

2019-20 fees will be displayed shortly.

Part-time - £1,425 per 30 credit module

UK - £8,550

International - £14,400

In Brief:

  • Offers the highly prestigious Master’s of Laws qualification
  • Suitable for law and non-law graduates (for example quantity surveyors, built environment, logistics and manufacturing)
  • Particular focus on industrial law and the legal duties of employer
  • Part-time study option
  • Work/industrial placement opportunity
  • International students can apply

Course Summary

Health and safety law is designed to protect the health, safety and welfare of the general public and defined sectors such as employees; no matter what industry you work in, there will be health and safety regulations to adhere to.

During the programme, you will evaluate the legislation and case law relating to health, safety and the environment. You will also have the opportunity to assess the current position of court remedies and sanctions in case of failure to comply with legal provisions.

A particular focus of the programme is the law of industry and its impact on many stakeholders.  You will look at the legal duties of employers and others under health and safety law and industrial law and consider some of the crucial legal issues in health and safety law and industrial law, e.g. protection of whistle blowers, risks associated with specific hazards and hazardous activities.

The LLM programme also aims to equip participants with the necessary knowledge which will enable them to represent parties effectively before the courts or when pursuing or responding to an application before an Employment Tribunal.

You will be immersed in the more complex areas of business and commercial law looking at real-world applications that are not commonly available to students of traditional Law Schools.  In the final part of the programme you will choose, as an alternative to a dissertation, either a live project, an internship or a placement, supported in each case by a research report.

The block delivery of the modules allows you flexibility in arranging your programme of study and means that you concentrate on one subject area at a time in order to gain maximum knowledge and understanding.

Course Details

The programme is block delivered and there are several entry points throughout the year. Students will take the modules below in a sequence dependent on their start date.

The course is delivered in four blocks of intensive study periods. For each block, you study a single module for a 6-week period. Face-to-face teaching is delivered on campus for 6 hours each week. In addition, you will attend the taught element of the Industry Collaboration Project each Wednesday afternoon during the 6-week blocks.  During this period, you will also undertake independent study in your own time with online support through the University’s virtual learning environment, Blackboard.

Part time students study alternate modules (one module on, one module off) to complete their degree in two years.

SEMESTER 1      

In this module, you will evaluate the nature, purpose, sources and development of the law surrounding redress and compensation and develop an understanding of currently contentious areas of civil redress using the Tort law system. You will also look at application of the law to various health and safety        law breaches.
You will learn about the approaches, skills and methods of effective project management, and the tools and techniques required for planning, control, teamwork, leadership and other key processes. All of these qualities will develop your ability to lead complex projects.

SEMESTER 2      

You will look at case law and legislation in the area of health and safety law, evaluate the nature, purpose, sources and development of the UK industrial law; develop an understanding of the general duties of employers and others and complexities of their legal interpretation; and consider the impact        of the international and European principles and regulation on the development of the UK industrial law.  The module also looks at the nature and application of various health and safety specific regulations, including workplace regulations and construction regulations.
During this module, you will analyse the key features, different theories and perspectives that shape the employment relations procedures that help mitigate organisational risk; explore the core principles that underpin employment law as it applies in the UK (and Ireland) and understand how to keep        your knowledge of current employment law up to date and relevant.  In particular, you will look at employment relations procedures and practices as they relate to: employee engagement; employee communication, involvement and participation; negotiation and bargaining and conflict resolution        in unionised and non-unionised workplaces.

SEMESTER 3      

Industry Collaboration Project (ICP)

This module accounts for the final 60 credits of your degree and gives you the opportunity to examine an issue that is important to an organisation. The Industry Collaboration Project offers four different options: a Work Placement, a three month Internship, the applied Dissertation and, from September 2019, the Entrepreneurship path. You will be allocated a supervisor to mentor you through your chosen project and receive support wherever necessary from the Salford Business School Employability Team. For all options students are encouraged to address a real organisational issue, and to disseminate their work to a wider audience, meaning that you can create real impact through your Industry Collaboration Project.

The Work Placement gives you the chance to undertake a six month project with an organisation located regionally, nationally or internationally. By exploring a key issue impacting an organisation, you will apply the theoretical knowledge gained through your studies and develop and use appropriate problem-solving skills in a real-world environment. Your work placement will be assessed primarily through the production of a project proposal and an 8,500 – 10,000 word portfolio.
The Internship option of the Industry Collaboration Project aims to equip you with the relevant practical skills to critically identify and evaluate key issues impacting organisations and their environments either in the UK or overseas. Over a three month period, you will work alongside an organisation to identify and explore a real organisational issue. Through your project, you will apply your theoretical knowledge in the development of solutions to the identified issue, produce a project proposal and finally an 8,500 – 10,000 word portfolio.
An advanced-level research pathway based on a real-world business problem. You will create an initial research proposal then produce a 12,000 – 15,000 word dissertation for assessment.The Dissertation path gives you the opportunity to apply the theoretical and practical knowledge gained from the taught elements of the programme to a current organisational issue and deploy and effectively use appropriate problem-solving skills through critical self-reflection and methodical, systematic research.
Please note, this option is available from September 2019
Through this option, along with applying your theoretical knowledge from the taught elements of the programme, you will develop the transferable skills and qualities required for entrepreneurial behaviour and work on your own innovative business idea. You will reflect on business opportunities, challenges and strategies with the aim of establishing a new businesses, or incorporating entrepreneurial thinking into the management of an existing organisation. The three month Entrepreneurship path will be assessed through the development of an Initial Business Proposal and an 8,500 word Comprehensive Business Proposal accompanied by a 30 minute presentation.

Entry Requirements

Normally an undergraduate degree, class 2:2 or above, in Law, or an equivalent level professional qualification.

Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course.

Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

English Language Requirements

Normally IELTS 6.5 with no individual element below 5.5, or equivalent recognised Secure English Language Test, (SELT).  

If the English language qualification is slightly below this level candidates may be able to take one of the many English courses available in the University. Please search for English in Course Finder.

Suitable For

This course is suitable for Law graduates interested in developing their knowledge and skills in the specific area of health, safety and industrial law; and health and safety practitioners looking to understand the legal implications of h&s practice.

Fees 2019-20

Fees for entry in 2019 will be displayed shortly.

Fees 2018-19

Type of StudyFee
Full-time£8,550
Part-time£1,425 per 30 credit module
Full-time International£14,400

Scholarships and Bursaries

For more information please see our funding section.

Additional costs

You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

Teaching

Face to face teaching is delivered on campus for two half days each week. In addition, you will attend the taught element of the Industry Collaboration Project each Wednesday afternoon during the 6 week blocks, with independent study completed in your own time through the University’s virtual learning environment, Blackboard.  Individual student timetables will be provided during induction week.

Teaching is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials, using a wide range of learning activities.

Assessment

Each taught module is assessed by two pieces of work, each worth 50% of the overall course assessment.

Although each taught module has its own assessment styles, all assessments will be design to enable students to demonstrate their advanced knowledge and skill, and may include:

  • individual or group work
  • research based assignments
  • presentations
  • seen or unseen examinations
  • closed or open-book examinations

Postgraduate Staff Profile

Parveen Tamadon-Nejad - Lecturer

After graduating from the University of Liverpool, Parveen started her academic career at Salford Business School teaching business law.

Outside of acadamia, Parveen provides legal consultation to those within the creative industries, including musicians and publishers on matters relating to contract and intellectual property rights.

She has also spent the last two years as a regular guest on BBC Radio Manchester’s Coffee Club.

Employability

Both in the UK and overseas the internationally focussed LLM is a ‘gold standard’ qualification for entry into the legal profession, as the focus of specialisation has increasingly shifted to international legal practice.

In the corporate business world, the LLM carries a similar cachet to the Executive MBA, while offering greater specialism in its content.

In many European jurisdictions, the LLM is a compulsory prerequisite for entry into the legal profession.

Links with Industry

The University of Salford grew out of the institutes of the late 19th century that provided a talented, technically proficient and professional workforce to support the UK’s rapidly growing industries. In the 21st century, this still holds strong. Whilst industry has changed significantly, the need for industry-focussed education is equally relevant today.

We teach the skills that employers need and as a result, our graduates enjoy excellent international career prospects.

The curriculum across our postgraduate courses balances academic teaching and professional experience.  Our industry partners give us their input into the curriculum so that the teaching reflects industry’s current and future needs and you develop the skills that employers want.  The Industry Collaboration Project, which forms the final third of your study, is designed to give you real-world experience so you can apply the theory you have learned.

Further Study

Find out more information about research opportunities here.

Facilities

Salford Business School is located at the heart of the University’s Peel campus in the newly refurbished Lady Hale Building, and the Chapman Building, offering state-of-the-art facilities for the Business School’s student learning community and just minutes from Manchester city centre. Chapman is a stylish modern space with six lecture theatres equipped with the very latest technology and large screen displays, a series of communal learning and breakout spaces, plus a Fairtrade café with panoramic views across the campus.

Lady Hale is the home to all dedicated business school student support including the school office, an employability hub, a base for the Business School society, and several open study spaces.

All University of Salford students also have access to the MediaCityUK campus including its study facilities.  MediaCityUK is home to major BBC and ITV departments and over 80 businesses across the creative and digital sectors.  It is recognised as one of the most innovative developments in Britain and is a vibrant place in which to live, work, socialise and study.

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