Module Details

LW711-7-SP-CO: European Union Employment Law

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Year: 2017/18
Department: Law (School of)
Essex credit: 15
ECTS credit: 7.5
Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students: Yes
Full Year Module Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students for a Single Term: No
Outside Option: No

Supervisor: Professor Steven Peers
Teaching Staff: Professor Steve Peers
Contact details: School of Law, University of Essex, Telephone 01206 874461; Email

Module is taught during the following terms
Autumn Spring Summer

Module Description

This module provides a detailed analysis of the employment law of the European Union, including EU rules on discrimination in employment, on the content of the employment contract, and on the position of employees when their employment is terminated or when their employment changes hands. It also examines the impact of the European Convention of Human Rights on employment law, in particular as regards trade unions.

Learning and Teaching Methods

This module is taught over a period of 9 weeks, through two-hour long seminars.


100 per cent Coursework Mark


A written paper of 5,000 words including footnotes, excluding bibliography to be submitted in accordance with LLM guidelines

Further information

External Examiner Information

  • Name: Dr Hedvig Schmidt
    Institution: The University of Southampton
    Academic Role: Associate Professor