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Law Senior Status (LLB)

Law Senior Status (LLB)

an accelerated two-year qualifying law degree.

The LLB (Senior Status) is a two-year accelerated law degree tailored to the needs of Canadian university graduates. Students graduating from the programme can apply to the National Committee on Accreditation (NCA) in Canada. This course is primarily designed for non-law graduates who wish to obtain a qualifying law degree or who are interested in studying a law conversion course as a second academic degree.

Students will have the opportunity to gain skills and knowledge in core legal subjects as well as real-world skills that they will be able to utilise in future employment.

Why Choose Queen's for your law conversion course

Ranked in the Top 125 Universities in the World for Law

(Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019)
World-class university

Queen’s is one of the top universities offering a senior status law degree. The university is ranked in the top 150 for Law in the world (QS World Rankings by Subject, 2018) and 8th in the UK for Career Prospects (Guardian University Guide 2019)

Fast track your studies for less

Graduate sooner with a 2 year LLB Senior Status law degree helping you reduce the cost of study in a UK city with the lowest student cost of living (Which? University, 2018)

Employment potential

Law students studying senior status law have the unique opportunity of working with industry leaders through commercial awareness events and other negotiation exercises

State-of-the-art facilities

The new £20m Law School at Queen’s offers students access to world-class facilities including a fully interactive Moot Court room.

A world class prestigious university

Part of the elite Russell Group (the UK equivalent to Ivy League), we’re the 9th oldest university in the UK (Complete University Guide 2018) with a reputation for excellence, and a distinguished heritage and history.

Students undertaking senior status law degree in the School of Law are taught by world-leading experts in the areas of Law, Human Rights, Criminology and Socio-Legal Studies. Our staff have close research links with the professions, government and Civil Society. Research in Law was ranked 15th in the UK in the most recent Research Assessment (2014).

Past students have gained work placement with organisations such as the Council of the EU, European Commission, European Parliament, United Nations (UN), Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Council of Europe, and Thomson Reuters.

Belfast is a hub for large international law and corporate firms providing students with opportunities to gain valuable networking opportunities and work experience.

Law at Queen's

The Law School at Queen's is ranked as one of the top Schools in the UK and Ireland. Teaching quality within the School was judged to be 'excellent' and our research was awarded a 5B (excellent) by the UK Higher Education Funding Bodies.

Students on the LLB (Senior Status) course will also have access to an excellent law section in the new library and extensive IT facilities.

At Queen’s, we aim to deliver a high quality learning environment that embeds intellectual curiosity, innovation and best practice in learning, teaching and student support to enable student to achieve their full academic potential.

Students can join a number of student-led initiatives within the School including the Law Society, the ADR society and the Street Law Project. Other initiatives include the Queen's Student Law Journal and the Mooting society.

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Meet with us

Canada Law From Abroad Fair Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel, March 2, 2019, 2:00-6:00pm
Study and Go Abroad Fair in Toronto Metro Toronto Convention Centre Constitution Hall 105-106, 3rd March, 1-5pm
Canada Law From Abroad Fair in Calgary North Courtyard, 2500 University Dr NW, Calgary, March 8th 8:30am-4:30pm
Canada Law From Abroad Fair in Vancouver SFU’s Wosk Conference Centre, Salon 20-30, Vancouver, March 9, 2019, 2-6pm

Applying, Entry Requirements and Fees

You will have a good four-year Bachelor degree with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4 point scale, 6.0 on a 9 point scale, 8.0 on a 12 point scale or 73% (where the pass mark is 50%).

International fees for this course are £16,400 per year. We offer a range of international scholarships to high achieving students.

The Direct Applications Portal can be used by international applicants who wish to apply directly to the LLB Law (Senior Status). The Direct Applications Portal can be accessed by clicking here.

Additional details on course content and career opportunities are available on the Law Senior Status Course page.

Belfast and the Causeway Coast named the number 1 region in the world to visit in 2018*

Experience a culturally immersive and vibrant city with a unique blend of European architecture, historic Irish pubs, top brand shopping and a buzzing arts and social scene.

Small enough to feel like home but big enough for exploration, Belfast is a safe, friendly and accessible capital city which provides a launch pad for the UK and Ireland as well as excellent transport links to most major European cities.

We have invested over £135 million in our student accommodation in order provide our students with excellent facilities. We can guarantee you a place in our accommodation.

Northern Ireland is the safest region in the UK (British Crime Survey, 2015/16).

(*Lonely Planet 2017)

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