Key Programme Information
Programme length *
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
* 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
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The LLM (Law) provides ambitious graduates with a highly flexible approach to advanced legal studies, focused on the School of Law's specialisms in criminal justice, european law, public and environmental governance, human rights and international business. The programme reflects the School's global orientation and its culture of critical enquiry and as such we encourage you to devise the pathway that best suits your scholarly interests and your career ambitions.
The School of Law is ranked in the Top 10 in the UK with an impressive 8th overall in the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2013. In the latest Research Assessment Exercise 95% of research in the School was rated of international quality and above, with 60% of research rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.
Dissertation with placement
The Law LLM offers students the opportunity to combine an internship or work placement with the dissertation.
Did you know?
The School of Law is ranked in the
Top 10 in the UK with an
impressive 8th overall in the
Sunday Times Good University Guide 2013
The programme is delivered through a series of taught modules and culminates in the submission of a dissertation on an original topic. Students can choose from the wide range of modules available on any of the School's LLM programmes. Some sample modules are listed below.
- Approaches to Legal Research
- Conceptions of Human Rights
- Criminal Justice and Criminology Methods
- Making Knowledge Work
- Methods of Legislation
- Challenges for a World in Transition
- Company and Commercial Law from a Comparative Perspective
- Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights
- Crime, Justice, Society
- Environmental Governance from the Global to the Local
- Equality and Discrimination
- Finance, Competition and Law
- Humanitarian Law and Human Rights in Times of Conflict
- International Human Rights Law
- Issues in Corporate Governance
- The Company in Society
- Transition Europe: the role of the EU in a changing world
Dissertation of 15,000-20,000 words Dissertation with Placement
Assessment & Feedback
Assessment is primarily via coursework and submission of a final dissertation of 15,000-20,000 words.
Learning and Teaching
Morning and Afternoon
Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or above or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in Law, Social Sciences, Humanities or a cognate discipline. Exemption from these requirements may be considered for those applicants who hold a Masters degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) OR for those applicants with a 2.2 Honours degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) along with a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience. Admission under the Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) may be considered for this course. Please visit go.qub.ac.uk/RPLpolicy for the University's Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and information on application procedures.
For information on international qualification equivalents please select Your Country from the list on our International Students website.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
International students wishing to apply to Queen's University Belfast (and for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. *Taken within the last 2 years.
For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs.
If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this programme, our partner INTO Queen's University Belfastoffers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability to entry to this programme. Please click the links below for more information:
- English for University Study - an intensive English language and study skills course for successful university study at degree level
- Pre-sessional English - a short intensive academic English course for students starting a degree programme at Queen's University Belfast and who need to improve their English
How To Apply
Applicants for Postgraduate programmes are strongly advised to carefully read the important information and follow the steps set out here before submitting their application via the Postgraduate Direct Applications Portal.
If you have queries on course content please contact the school representative below.
Dr Ciarán O'Kelly
School of Law
Tel: 9097 5122
Queen’s University Belfast Terms and Conditions 2017 Entry
The terms and conditions that apply when you accept an offer of a place at the University on a taught programme of study.
Given the broad range of topics covered in this LLM, successful completion of the programme will open a wide range of career opportunities to its graduates. This Masters also provides an excellent base for further study towards a research degree such as a PhD, which in turn may lead on to an academic career.
Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.
Fees & Funding
There is a range of funding and scholarship options available to those considering study at Queen's.
For tuition fee information see www.qub.ac.uk/Study/PostgraduateStudy/TuitionFees/
From the academic year 2017/18, the Department for the Economy will provide a tuition fee loan of up to £5,500 per NI / EU student for postgraduate study. Tuition fee loan information.
A postgraduate loans system in the UK offers government-backed student loans of up to £10,280 for taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. Criteria, eligibility, repayment and application information are available on the UK government website.
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Our dedicated hub for postgraduate students, providing state-of-the-art facilities for study, and high-quality training and development programmes within a diverse interdisciplinary community.
20/09/2016 - The Queen’s Professor who played a central role in uncovering the truth about the Hillsborough disaster will receive the Freedom of the City, alongside unprecedented posthumous awards to the 96 people who died and Kenny and Marina Dalglish.
16/09/2016 - The First Minister Arlene Foster and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness attended the opening of the new £20 million School of Law located in the Main Site Tower at Queen’s University.
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