Applicants should normally have a primary degree of 2.1 or above, or equivalent: full details of the entrance criteria are available under each programme listing.
The nature of Postgraduate study
Taught postgraduate programmes are not identical to undergraduate programmes: there is no constant stream of lectures to fill the day. Instead, contact is usually through seminars which may be held on a weekly or twice weekly basis. Taught courses are more supportive to the student, and develop their confidence in doing advanced work through to a final position where the student can carry out independent research. Thus our LLMs require students to produce a dissertation of around 15,000 to 20,000 words on an original topic. It is not uncommon for work carried out on the LLM programme to be published, and certainly students should aim for a publishable standard if at all possible. Less demanding courses are those at the Diploma level. These operate with the same weekly or bi-weekly seminars, but are usually examined in the traditional manner. All modules on the taught programmes are examined by means of coursework, i.e. there are no have formal written examinations.
Application is via the University online portal: https://dap.qub.ac.uk/portal/. Applications for entry in September 2013 should be submitted before 31 August 2013.
Some funding opportunities exist for taught programmes.
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