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Lord Kerr Scholarship
Deadline: 31 July, 2024
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The Lord Kerr Scholarship is given in memory of Baron Kerr of Tonaghmore, Law Alumnus of Queen's University Belfast (1969), former Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland, and Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. Lord Kerr had a deep interest in the study of Law at Queen's and was keen to see its reputation enhanced both at home and on an international basis. The scholarship is intended to encourage the very best home students to pursue their postgraduate legal studies at Queen's.



Further Information

Applications are invited from exceptional home students planning to pursue an LLM Programme within the School of Law.

The Scholarship is valued at £3000 and will be set against course fees. 

Law graduates planning to pursue an LLM programme in Law at Queen's are invited to apply for The Lord Kerr Scholarship by submitting the results of their primary law degree (LLB or MLaw), together with a written statement of not more than 500 words on why they should be considered for this prestigious Scholarship and what impact the completion of the chosen Master's programme will have on their career. The Head of School's decision, taken in the light of the recommendations of a Law School panel, will be final. The award will be presented to the successful student during their first semester at Queen's.

The successful student must agree to produce a short report of their studies at Queen's to be shared with the family of Lord Kerr.

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One award of £3000 for a home student beginning an LLM programme in the School of Law. Award to be set against fees.  

Awarded to one home LLM student, entering any LLM programme in the School of Law.

Home students for these purposes are students from either the UK or Ireland; Applicants will be invited to submit the results of their primary law degree (whether UG or MLaw etc) together with a written statement to support their application. The award will be made based on a combination of primary law degree results and the best-written statement in the judgement of a panel from the School of Law appointed by the Head of the School.

Number of Awards



Awarded to Law graduates planning to pursue an LLM programme in Law at Queen’s.

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Start Date

Mon, 29 Apr 2024 12:00:00 BST

Close Date

Wed, 31 Jul 2024 12:00:00 BST

Contact Us

Veronika Pavelkova:

How to Apply

Please forward applications to Wednesday 31st July at 12pm.