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Law Senior Status (LLB HONS)


Law Senior Status

Entry year
Academic Year 2022/23
Entry requirements
2.1 Honours degree
2 years (Full Time)
UCAS code
  • Overview

    This graduate entry accelerated law degree offers students the opportunity to study in two years the courses required to allow them to progress to the next stage of their legal education. This degree programme attracts students from the UK, Ireland and North America creating a cosmopolitan learning environment. Students benefit from studying law in one of the oldest and most prestigious Law Schools on these islands with an international reputation for excellence. In recent years our graduates have gone on to legal careers in Canada, the UK and Ireland.

    At QUB Law School students have the opportunity to gain real world legal skills as well as an excellent understanding of law from an academic perspective.

    Law Senior Status Degree highlights

    Law at QUB is ranked 7th in the UK in Complete University Guide 2019 Law was ranked 8th in the UK for Career Prospects in the Guardian University Guide 2019

    Professional Accreditations

    • The degree offers students the opportunity to study the modules required for the academic stage of legal qualification. In addition, students are offered the opportunity to explore their interests in final year with modules offered that allow them to specialise in a particular area, or simply receive a more rounded sense of what ‘Law’ is. Many of these modules consider law and law-like interactions on a local, national and international level.

      This means that the degree covers those subjects that are regarded as pre-requisites for professional legal studies. The Senior Status degree is particularly popular with Canadians as it allows graduates to qualify with a law degree in only 2 years.

      Queen’s University Belfast has a long history of Canadian students studying law with us. Upon completion of their studies, some students choose to stay and practice in the UK or Ireland whilst others return to Canada to embark on their legal careers.

      For those planning on returning to Canada the following is a guide on the process of Canadian accreditation:

      * When returning to Canada LLB students will sit a number of challenge exams in order to fulfil the requirements set out by the Federation of Canadian Law Societies' National Committee on Accreditation (NCA).

      * Students can choose to prepare for their challenge examinations through self-study, where the NCA provides a syllabus and students study at home. Most students complete their challenge exams within a year of returning to Canada. Alternatively, students can complete a recognised common law qualification, typically one year, in a Canadian Law School upon their return.

      * Students completing our 2-year LLB for Graduates with a 2:2 or above (equivalent to a C in Canada) in all modules generally have to sit seven challenge exams.

      * Students completing a 3-year LLB programme with a 2:2 or above (equivalent to a C in Canada) in all modules generally have to sit five challenge exams. Students taking a 3-year LLB straight from high school will also have additional challenge exams set by the NCA.

      Full details of the requirements can be found in the NCA's policy and guidelines.

      The above information is for guidance purposes. We recommend that students carry out their own research and check with the relevant jurisdictions they wish to practise in for the most up to date information as the regulations are subject to change.

    Industry Links

    • The Law School at Queen's has a well-established tradition of regular consultation with legal professional bodies and top international law firms that is very beneficial for students.
    • Law students have the unique opportunity of working with industry leaders through commercial awareness events and other negotiation exercises that offer insight into the legal practice (and services) world but also providing an enhanced skills development experience.

    World Class Facilities

    • The £20m School at Queen’s offers students access to world-class facilities such as a fully interactive Moot Court room, a One Button Recording Studio and a wellbeing room.

    Internationally Renowned Experts

    • Students 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).

    Student Experience

    • 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.
    • Students can join a number of student led initiatives within the School including the Law Society, the Alternative Dispute Resolution Society and the Street Law Project. Other initiatives include the Queen’s student Law Journal, Lawyers without Borders, the student magazine ‘The Verdict’ and the Mooting Society..
  • Course content

    Course Structure

    IntroductionThis graduate entry accelerated law degree offers students the opportunity to study in two years the courses required to allow them to progress to the next stage of their legal education. In addition, students can select an elective course in their final year.

    The way in which students are assessed will vary according to the learning objectives of each course. The degree is designed to provide students with experience of a range of assessment methods to help them prepare for the next stage of legal qualification. Some courses are assessed solely through project work, written assignments or end of year examinations. Others are assessed through a combination of modes of assessment.
    Stage 1• Legal Methods and Skills - As its title makes clear, this course is designed to introduce students to legal craft—specifically, the craft of case-handling. The course provides students with a staged introduction to case-handling, taking them from the basics of navigation and description, to more advanced skills such as written and oral argument. In so doing, the course also addresses a key question: what is law? Specifically, is law’s essence to be found in its form, its function(s), its key actors and institutions, in some combination of these, or in some other way?

    • Constitutional & Administrative Law – This course introduces students to the institutions and principles of the constitution of the United Kingdom. It examines these institutions and principles in their wider philosophical, historical and political contexts. It introduces a comparative dimension to enable the distinctive features of the constitution to be better understood. The course then progresses to explore the key features of administrative law in the United Kingdom including the role of judicial review in holding executive power and public bodies accountable under the law.

    • Criminal Law – This course provides students with a foundational knowledge of criminal law. It includes exploration of the elements that make up a crime including the actus reus (external element) and mens Rea (mental element). It explores the concept of strict liability. General defences to crime including private defence (self-defence), insanity and intoxication are also examined. The course studies a number of key offence categories including homicide, offences against the person, sexual offences and dishonesty offences.

    • Contract Law - The course covers the fundamental principles of the general law of contract; rules relating to the formation of contracts and what makes a contract different from a non-binding agreement; key issues concerning the contents of a contract; grounds on which relief may be afforded to a contracting party because of some defect in the making of the contract; ways in which a contract may be ended and the applicable remedies that follow in that event. The theoretical context in which the module is set is one which stresses the transactional quality of Contract Law, i.e. how it enables transactions to be processed, and how it connects with Torts in a joined up Law of Obligations.

    • Tort - The course covers the fundamental principles of the general law of torts, informed by a theoretical, practical and comparative approach emphasizing the underlying function and role of the law of torts in contemporary society. There is also a recurring stress placed throughout the module on the relationship between the law of contract and tort. Key topics covered in the module include the function and philosophy of torts; the relationship between torts and human rights; negligence; trespass to the person; private/public nuisance; protection of reputation (privacy and defamation); vicarious liability; defences and remedies.

    • Employability and Clinical Skills – This course provides students with essential skills training to maximise their potential to be successful lawyers. The clinical skills training covers mooting, mediation, client counselling, negotiation and pitching skills. Employability includes essentials such as designing an effective CV/resume and interview skills training.
    Stage 2• Equity & Trusts - This module deals with the rules and principles governing trusts. The syllabus focuses on three broad areas: 1. the requirements for establishing a valid trust including express trusts; purpose trusts (charitable and private purpose); resulting trusts; and constructive trusts; 2. the powers and obligations of trustees; and 3. the remedies available when trustees act improperly.

    • Land Law - The module provides a critical knowledge and understanding of key aspects of land law. Focusing on the current laws and policy debates in Northern Ireland and in England & Wales, the module outlines the legal frameworks in each, and differentiates the rules of these two legal jurisdictions in a critical and comparative context. Core elements of land law covered in the course include (1) estates in land; (2) land registration systems; (3) licences and proprietary estoppel; (4) co-ownership; (5) landlord and tenant law; (6) mortgages; (7) freehold covenants; (8) easements; and (9) adverse possession.

    • Evidence and Criminal Procedure - The course covers a range of foundational issues in relation to criminal proceedings and the rules of evidence. It considers the rules governing criminal investigations, prosecutions and the criminal trial. The course covers areas of criminal procedure and evidential rules including the burden and standard of proof; rules circumscribing police powers, PACE, the admissibility of evidence, the right to silence; the admissibility of confessions; improperly obtained evidence; character evidence; cross-examination; witnesses and aspects of the trial process.

    • EU Law – This module offers an introduction to European Union law in a changing world. It examines the European Union as a polity, the legal framework of its institutions and its values (including the role of citizenship and human rights protection). The module continues with an introduction to the fundamentals of the Internal Market and a focus on the key economic freedoms, including primary, secondary and case law on free movement of goods, free movement of workers, freedom to provide and receive services and freedom of establishment. It concludes with a critical assessment of the interaction of institutional and substantive law, focusing on the effect of EU law in its Member States, comparing it to the functioning of international law beyond the EU, as well as critical aspects of the EU’s legitimacy.

    Students may select an optional module from the list below. Please note this is not an exclusive list of optional modules. Optional modules are subject to staff availability, student numbers and change each academic year.

    • Company Law & Corporate Governance - This course introduces students to the foundations of company law. This includes the role of law in society, specifically in the economy, and to the regulation of corporate governance as a problem addressed both through and beyond company law. It familiarises students with the corporate person as a concept, with the corporate constitution, with the company’s ‘lifecycle’ from incorporation to winding up and to the roles of and disputes between key stakeholders within the corporate form. The course will also introduce the manner in which corporate actors, mediated through law and regulation, seek to address social relationships, including through human rights and social responsibility.

    • Clinical Law -This course involving a ten-week placement with the Law Centre NI, is intended to facilitate critical reflection on the law in practice and to help you understand what the law can, and cannot, achieve on behalf of individuals. In practice, this will be done by allowing you to assist in cases related to tribunal proceedings and to analyse the relationship between law and facts, statute law and case law, and the human needs of clients. While you will, of course, be able to develop only a partial understanding of such issues in a twelve-week course, you will have the chance to transpose some of your learning from the classroom into the reality of the Law Centre’s work.

    • Intellectual Property Law - Intellectual property is widely perceived to be vital in fostering innovation and creativity in the global marketplace. Intellectual property protects innovative ideas, original literary and artistic works, attractive designs, and distinctive marks. The fact that protection is available provides an incentive for individuals and businesses to create new inventions and eye-catching products, cultural goods and brands. Moreover, intellectual property contributes enormously to the national economy. For example, the UK government recently reported that the creative industries generated £76.9 billion towards the country’s economy in 2013, and that the creative industries are currently growing at twice the rate of the wider UK economy. Similarly, the US Chamber of Commerce estimates that IP-intensive industries employ over 55 million Americans and are worth around $5.8 trillion to the country’s economy.

    • Criminal Liability - This course explores the boundaries of the criminal law examining issues of current controversy. Deciding what to criminalise or decriminalise are important issues for any society. The proper boundaries of the criminal law are often contested with competing ideologies and perspectives offering different viewpoints. The module adopts a doctrinal, socio-legal and philosophical approach to the exploration of these issues. Issues to be examined include: theories of criminalisation; responding to stalking and harassment; regulating prostitution/sex work; regulating the use of illegal drugs; regulating pornography; the criminalisation of transmission of disease; the criminalisation of street poverty.

    • Employment Law - This course will expose students to the wide range of laws relating to the world of work. It will introduce them to the main challenges of employment law and its significance, before going on to analyse some of the key topics in employment law such as the nature of an employment contract, the legal duties of an employer (especially as regards health and safety), the rights of an employee (especially as regards discrimination and privacy), the law relating to trades unions, the influence of the European Union, and the means by which employment contracts can be terminated. It will to some extent build upon knowledge gained from Contract and Tort. The focus will be on how legislative, administrative and judicial institutions in England and Wales and in Northern Ireland have addressed the issues most commonly arising in the employment relationship.

    • Financial Services Law - This course will offer an introduction to the law of finance. Finance is often defined as the backbone of the economy as it provides essential services such as payment or credit intermediation, without which no business would be possible. In recent decades, the volume of legislation on financial law has increased exponentially and it touches virtually every aspect of financial intermediation, from day-to-day financial transactions to the regulation of cryptocurrencies. The objective of the module is to equip students with the analytical tools to navigate the complex world of finance from a legal perspective. The module will offer a broad overview of the three main pillars of financial law: financial institutions, financial transactions, and markets.

    • Contemporary Issues in British and Irish Human Rights - This course will allow students to explore in some depth a variety of issues that raise important and difficult questions in the UK and/or Ireland concerning the extent to which certain claims should be legally protected as human rights claims. It will build on knowledge and skills already transferred to students through their Constitutional and Administrative Law course. The content of the course will vary from year to year depending on the issues that are most topical at the time but it is likely that in most years to cover: (a) the prevention of terrorism, (b) the right to freedom from Torture, (c) the right to education, (d) the right to freedom of expression, and (e) the right to fair trial. The focus will be on how legislative and judicial institutions the UK and Ireland and the European jurisprudence have addressed these matters, with particular emphasis on case law.

    • Contemporary Issues in Property Law - This course will introduce students to the central importance of ‘property’ in the history of our legal tradition and role of property law. There will be a focus on contemporary debates about the central role that property and commodification plays in law and society, using a problem-based approach, ranging from issues of ‘slavery’, ‘the body’ to our relationship with the natural ‘environment’ and ‘the commons’

    • Environmental Law - The course introduces students to the issues faced by the legal community in tackling environmental degradation. In particular the course highlights how the law seeks to achieve and enforce a sustainable balance between economic development and the protection of the environment for present and future generations. Specific course content within the following structure is subject to change depending upon availability of individual staff members. Course content, in detail, will be as follows: Part 1: An Introduction to Environmental law, Part 2: A Study of Important Areas of Environmental Law Part 3: Cross Cutting Issues.

    • Gender, Justice and Society - The course provides students with an understanding of how law affects people differently, depending on gender and the ways in which law contributes to regulating and representing gender. This understanding is not specific to one area of law, rather the course cuts across a number of different areas (such as criminal law, human rights, international law) increasing students’ knowledge and understanding of legal issues more generally at the national and international levels from a gendered perspective. Students will have the opportunity to further evaluate these issues through film and visual representation of the interaction between gender, justice and society. The module introduces students to a number of new and different topics (for example, judicial decision making, the Global South, LGBTQI, kinship and reproduction, the military) from which to interrogate contemporary debates on gender and contribute to the development of students’ critical and analytical skills.

    • Global Business Law and Regulation - The role of law and regulation in the global economy shifted significantly over the past decades. This shift has been described as a shift to a modern regulatory state or to regulatory capitalism which is based on a complex mix of private and public regulation. This module focuses on the role of law and regulation in the area of global business and introduces students to key theoretical issues and practical problems affecting the operation of business in the global economy. Students will gain a detailed understanding and knowledge of the motives and drivers behind global business law and regulation, the dynamics of regulatory change and the problems, flaws, and challenges of global business law and regulation.

    • Medical Law & Ethics - This course will familiarise students with the law on medical law and ethics. There will be a particular focus on current issues in the area.

    • Media and Information Law - In this course, students consider the various ways in which the media and information industries are regulated. The growth and significance of these industries in the 21st century has given rise to a range of legal disputes, as well as new legislation, regulatory systems, and international treaties; these disputes and interventions share a common feature of how a legal system ought to address innovation, human rights, transnational transactions and services, and the effectiveness of existing mechanisms, in a context of often rapid technological, economic and cultural change. Indicative topics include the regulation of broadcasting, film, and games; electronic commerce and related consumer issues; data protection; the liability of intermediaries; Internet-related criminal offences. Conceptual issues explored include the interaction between different types of regulation (e.g. statute, industry-led self-regulation, system design), whether ‘information’ and information technologies have special characteristics making conventional forms of control less feasible, and questions of jurisdiction and globalisation.

    • Regulating Commercial Sex - The issue of sex is perhaps the one area of human behaviour that has been historically subject to particularly high levels of formal and informal regulation including the law, the police and official agencies but also via cultural norms and mores. This regulation extends to the arena of sexual commerce generally (pornography, lap dancing and strip clubs, massage parlours, Internet based web cams) but also to the regulation of commercial sex which usually involves the exchange of money or other goods for the provision of direct and physical sexual services. In many respects the provision of commercial sex and how it is policed and regulated has been challenged fundamentally by the growth of the digital economy and the contribution of the Internet to the growth and development of new sex markets. The module focuses primarily on developments that have occurred in the UK and Ireland but also draws upon comparative international evidence where required.

    People teaching you

    Dr. Kevin Brown
    Programme Director for LLB (Senior Status)

    Queen’s School of Law
    Kevin is a Criminal Lecturer in the School of Law. His main research interests lie in socio-legal explorations of the regulation and governance of public space, victims’ rights, and more broadly criminal law and criminal justice. E: T: +44 (0)28 9097 3858

    Contact Teaching Times

    Large Group Teaching6 (hours maximum)
    hours of lectures
    Personal Study30 (hours maximum)
    24-30 hours studying and revising in your own time each week, including guided study using handouts, online activities and group study opportunities.
    Small Group Teaching/Personal Tutorial4 (hours maximum)
    3-4 hours tutorials per week

    Learning and Teaching

    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. There are over 800 undergraduate students enrolled in the School, 190 postgraduates, 70 PhD students and almost 50 members of academic staff. You will be taught by scholars from all over the world, many of whom have international reputations in their fields and all are committed teachers and researchers. Students will also have access to an excellent law section in the new library and extensive IT facilities.

    The School operates a proactive system of student support. Advisers of Studies are allocated to each degree programme tasked to guide and support you throughout your time with us, together with the School's experienced and helpful administrative staff. In addition, students are allocated a Personal Tutor for their time in the School. We place considerable emphasis on facilitating good communication between staff and students. To this end, a Staff-Student Consultative Committee, comprised of elected student representatives, the Director of Education, LLB Programme Director and other members of academic staff, meets at regular intervals throughout the academic year. This Committee provides students with a forum in which to raise matters of concern to them and also enables the School to keep students informed about matters affecting the School and wider university.

    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.

    On the LLB (Senior Status) programme we do this by providing a range of learning experiences which enables our students to engage with subject experts, develop attributes and perspectives that will equip them for life and work in a global society and make use of innovative technologies and a world class library that enhances their development as independent, life-long learners. Examples of the opportunities provided for learning on this course are:

    • E-Learning technologies
      Information associated with lectures and assignments is communicated via a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) called Queen’s Online. A range of e-learning experiences are also embedded in the degree through, for example: interactive group workshops in a flexible learning space; podcasts and interactive web-based learning activities; opportunities to use IT programmes associated with design in project- based work etc.
    • Lectures
      Provide information about topics as a starting point for further self-directed private study/reading. Lectures also provide opportunities to ask questions, gain some feedback and advice on assessments (normally delivered in large groups to all year group peers).
    • Personal Tutor
      Undergraduates are allocated a Personal Tutor during their time in the School. Tutors meet with their students on several occasions during the year to support their academic development.
    • Self-directed study
      This is an essential part of life as a Queen’s Law student when important private reading and research, engagement with e-learning resources, reflection on feedback to date and assignment research and preparation work is carried out.
    • Seminars/tutorials
      Significant amounts of teaching are carried out in small groups (typically 10-20 students). These provide an opportunity for students to engage with academic staff who have specialist knowledge of the topic, to ask questions of them and to assess their own progress and understanding with the support of peers. Students should also expect to make presentations and other contributions to these groups.


    Details of assessments associated with this course are outlined below:

    • The way in which students are assessed will vary according to the learning objectives of each module. Some modules are assessed solely through project work or written assignments. Others are assessed through a combination of coursework and end of year examinations. Details of how each module is assessed are shown in the Student Handbook which is provided to all students during their first year induction.


    As students progress through their course at Queen’s they will receive general and specific feedback about their work from a variety of sources including lecturers, module co-ordinators, personal tutors, advisers of study and your peers. University students are expected to engage with reflective practice and to use this approach to improve the quality of their work. Feedback may be provided in a variety of forms including:

    • Summative feedback provided via formal written comments and marks relating to work that students, as individuals or as part of a group, have submitted.
    • Formative feedback opportunities such as face-to-face comment. This may include occasions when students make use of the lecturers’ advertised “feedback and guidance hours” to help address a specific query.
    • Online or emailed comment.
    • General comments or question and answer opportunities at the end of a lecture, seminar or tutorial.
    • Pre-submission advice regarding the standards you should aim for and common pitfalls to avoid. In some instances, this may be provided in the form of model answers or exemplars which students can review in their own time.
    • Feedback and outcomes from practical classes.
    • Comment and guidance provided by staff from specialist support services such as Careers, Employability and Skills or the Learning Development Service.
    • Once students have reviewed their feedback, they are encouraged to identify and implement further improvements to the quality of their work.
  • Entry Requirements

    Entrance requirements

    Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University.

    Selection Criteria

    In addition, to the entrance requirements above, it is essential that you read our guidance below on 'How we choose our students' prior to submitting your UCAS application.

    Graduate entry only.

    International Students

    Our country/region pages include information on entry requirements, tuition fees, scholarships, student profiles, upcoming events and contacts for your country/region. Use the dropdown list below for specific information for your country/region.

    English Language Requirements

    An IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each test component or an equivalent acceptable qualification, details of which are available at:

    If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this degree programme, INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for admission to this degree.

    • Academic English: 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.

    International Students - Foundation and International Year One Programmes

    INTO Queen's offers a range of academic and English language programmes to help prepare international students for undergraduate study at Queen's University. You will learn from experienced teachers in a dedicated international study centre on campus, and will have full access to the University's world-class facilities.

    These programmes are designed for international students who do not meet the required academic and English language requirements for direct entry.

    INTO - English Language Course(QSIS ELEMENT IS EMPTY)

  • Careers

    Career Prospects

    Studying for a Law degree at Queen’s will assist students in developing the core skills and employment-related experiences that are valued by employers, professional organisations and academic institutions. Graduates from this degree at Queen’s are well regarded by many employers (local, national and international) and over half of all graduate jobs are now open to graduates of any discipline, including Law.

    Although a large percentage of our graduates are interested in pursuing careers in Law, significant numbers develop careers in a wide range of other sectors.

    Employment Links
    Employer Links – Consultations:
    The Law School at Queen’s has a long and well established tradition of regular consultation with legal professional bodies, employers etc. This includes, for example, The Law Society of Northern Ireland, The Law Society of England and Wales, The Law Society of Ireland, the Institute of Professional Legal Studies and employers from significant legal and other professional firms or organisations (see examples in placements and other employer links below).

    Placement Employers:
    Our past students have also gained work placements with organisations such as:
    The Council of the EU
    The European Commission
    The European Parliament
    The United Nations (UN)
    The Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
    The Council of Europe
    Thomson Reuters

    Additional Awards Gained(QSIS ELEMENT IS EMPTY)

    Prizes and Awards(QSIS ELEMENT IS EMPTY)

    Degree plus award for extra-curricular skills

    In addition to your degree programme, at Queen's you can have the opportunity to gain wider life, academic and employability skills. For example, placements, voluntary work, clubs, societies, sports and lots more. So not only do you graduate with a degree recognised from a world leading university, you'll have practical national and international experience plus a wider exposure to life overall. We call this Degree Plus. It's what makes studying at Queen's University Belfast special.

  • Fees and Funding

    Tuition Fees

    Northern Ireland (NI) 1 £8,150
    Republic of Ireland (ROI) 2 £8,150
    England, Scotland or Wales (GB) 1 £9,250
    EU Other 3 £17,900
    International £17,900

    1 EU citizens in the EU Settlement Scheme, with settled status, will be charged the NI or GB tuition fee based on where they are ordinarily resident. Students who are ROI nationals resident in GB will be charged the GB fee.

    2 EU students who are ROI nationals resident in ROI are eligible for NI tuition fees.

    3 EU Other students (excludes Republic of Ireland nationals living in GB, NI or ROI) are charged tuition fees in line with international fees.

    All tuition fees quoted are for the academic year 2022-23, and relate to a single year of study unless stated otherwise. Tuition fees will be subject to an annual inflationary increase, unless explicitly stated otherwise.

    NI, GB and ROI fees for 2022 entry will be published soon. International fees for 2022 entry can be viewed here:

    Tuition fee rates are calculated based on a student’s tuition fee status and generally increase annually by inflation. How tuition fees are determined is set out in the Student Finance Framework.

    Additional course costs

    All Students

    Depending on the programme of study, there may be extra costs which are not covered by tuition fees, which students will need to consider when planning their studies.

    Students can borrow books and access online learning resources from any Queen's library.

    If students wish to purchase recommended texts, rather than borrow them from the University Library, prices per text can range from £30 to £100. A programme may have up to 6 modules per year, each with a recommended text.  

    Students should also budget between £30 to £75 per year for photocopying, memory sticks and printing charges.  

    Students undertaking a period of work placement or study abroad, as either a compulsory or optional part of their programme, should be aware that they will have to fund additional travel and living costs.

    If a final year includes a major project or dissertation, there may be costs associated with transport, accommodation and/or materials. The amount will depend on the project chosen. There may also be additional costs for printing and binding.

    Students may wish to consider purchasing an electronic device; costs will vary depending on the specification of the model chosen.

    There are also additional charges for graduation ceremonies, examination resits and library fines.

    Law Senior Status costs

    There are no specific additional course costs associated with this programme.

    How do I fund my study?

    There are different tuition fee and student financial support arrangements for students from Northern Ireland, those from England, Scotland and Wales (Great Britain), and those from the rest of the European Union.

    Information on funding options and financial assistance for undergraduate students is available at


    Each year, we offer a range of scholarships and prizes for new students. Information on scholarships available.

    International Scholarships

    Information on scholarships for international students, is available at



  • Apply

    How and when to Apply

    How to Apply
    Application for admission to full-time undergraduate and sandwich courses at the University should normally be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Full information can be obtained from the UCAS website at:

    When to Apply
    UCAS will start processing applications for entry in autumn 2022 from 1 September 2021.

    Advisory closing date: 26 January 2022 (18:00). This is the 'equal consideration' deadline for this course.

    Applications from UK and EU (Republic of Ireland) students after this date are, in practice, considered by Queen’s for entry to this course throughout the remainder of the application cycle (30 June 2022) subject to the availability of places.

    Applications from International and EU (Other) students are normally considered by Queen’s for entry to this course until 30 June 2022. If you apply for 2022 entry after this deadline, you will automatically be entered into Clearing.

    Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as is consistent with having made a careful and considered choice of institutions and courses.

    The Institution code name for Queen's is QBELF and the institution code is Q75.

    Further information on applying to study at Queen's is available at:

    Apply via UCAS

    Terms and Conditions

    The terms and conditions that apply when you accept an offer of a place at the University on a taught programme of study. Queen's University Belfast Terms and Conditions.

    Additional Information for International (non-EU) Students

    1. Applying through UCAS
      Most students make their applications through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) for full-time undergraduate degree programmes at Queen's. The UCAS application deadline for international students is 30 June 2022.
    2. Applying direct
      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.
    3. Applying through agents and partners
      The University’s in-country representatives can assist you to submit a UCAS application or a direct application. Please consult the Agent List to find an agent in your country who will help you with your application to Queen’s University.

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