Scots Law LLB

Labour Law LAW2009

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Law
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 2 (SCQF level 8)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

The course deals with the regulation of working relationships and in particular the relationship of employment. It highlights the various sources of regulation including the contract of employment, collective agreements, UK employment legislation and various European measures.


Lectures - Tuesday and Thursday at 1200

Excluded Courses





  Essay - 25%

Final Exam - 75%

Main Assessment In: December

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

The aims of the course are as follows:
- to introduce students to the legal regulation of work relationships;
- to identify the main sources of regulation;
- to consider the contract of employment;
- to consider the principal statutory employment rights.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of the course students should be able to demonstrate:
· knowledge of various sources of employment regulation
· an understanding of the nature and the role of the contract of employment
· knowledge of legislation regulating employment and termination of employment
· an awareness of areas of potential legal reform
· an ability to apply their knowledge of employment law to hypothetical problems

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

The minimum requirement for the award of credit is that the candidate submits all elements of the assessment for the course.

In order to obtain a grade D for the course candidates must achieve an average mark of D over all elements of the assessment, provided that no element receives a grade G or less.