2 years full time / 3-5 years part time
The Masters in Legal Science (MLegSc) is designed for graduates in a discipline other than Law who wish to obtain a Law degree for professional practice or in aid of other career goals. It provides a Qualifying Law Degree for entry to vocational legal training in Northern Ireland and England & Wales.
Applicants should normally have a primary degree (2.1 or above). Applicants may apply in the year they expect to graduate in their primary degree, in which case admission to the course will be conditional upon performance in the primary degree. Exemption from these requirements may be considered for those applicants who have completed or hold a masters degree.
"Everyone has studied different degrees before which adds an extra dimension to classes and makes tutorials really lively. Overall, the subject areas we study are really interesting, everyone is motivated. Doing coursework instead of exams means you can examine issues in more depth and at your own pace. We also ensure we make time to get together outside of classes for coffees, meals and nights out." Julie Ellison, UK
Organisation of the MLegSc Programme
The MLegSc is offered on a modular basis. It may be completed in two years of full time study or spread over a maximum of five years part time study. To complete the degree a total of 300 CATS points must be obtained. Twelve modules counting for 20 CATS points each must be taken and a dissertation counting for 60 CATS must also be completed. The structure of the degree (taken on a full time basis) is as follows:
Year 1: Semester One
European Constitutional Law
Constitutional Law in Context
Crime and Criminal Process
Year 1: Semester Two
European Internal Market Law
Rights and Accountability
Year 2: Semester One
Year 2: Semester Two
Contemporary Issues in Property Law
Dissertation: completed during Year 2.
For further information on module content please see the course handbook.
Principally modules are assessed by way of coursework assignments. The dissertation should be of length not exceeding 20,000 words and be submitted in July or September of the student's final year (July submission is normally required for those students planning to begin vocational legal training immediately on completion of the MLegSc).
Closing Date for Applications
Applications, via the online portal https://dap.qub.ac.uk/portal, will be accepted up to end August 2013. After this date, please contact the School Postgraduate Secretary (email@example.com).
Programme Coordinator: Dr David Capper (firstname.lastname@example.org)