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All of the undergraduate Law degrees offered at Queen’s are recognised as qualifying law degrees, which means that they are accredited by legal professional bodies in England and Wales and Northern Ireland. The Senior Status degree is particularly popular with Canadians as it allows graduates to qualify with a law degree in only 2 years.

Find out more on Canadian Accreditation

For 2019 the School of Law is pleased to offer one £1500 Law Senior Status Excellence Scholarship which is open to all offer holders for the Law Senior Status programme.

Find out more on the Excellence Scholarship

Programme Details

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. The course outline is as follows:

Year 1

• European Constitutional Law
• European Internal Market Law
• Legal Methods and Skills
• Constitutional Law in Context
• Criminal Law
• Rights and Accountability

Year 2

• Contract
• Torts
• Equity
• Land Law

Students may select two optional modules 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.

• Contemporary Issues in British and Irish Human Rights
• Contemporary Issues in Property Law
• Criminal Liability
• Employment Law
• Environmental Law
• Evidence*
• Financial Services Law
• Gender, Justice and Society
• Intellectual Property Law
• Media and Information Law
• Medical Law & Ethics
• Regulating Commercial Sex
• Research Project B

*Evidence is required for a Qualifying Law Degree in Northern Ireland.

Canadian Accreditation

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.

Law Senior Status Excellence Scholarship

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Deadline for submission: 17 May 2019

£1500 Scholarship

The School of Law at Queen’s University Belfast is pleased to offer one £1500 scholarship which is open to all offer holders for the Law Senior Status programme.

The prize will be awarded to the successful student once they commence their studies at Queen’s University. 

Applicants for this scholarship are required to submit a video of no more than 1 minute duration explaining why they are planning to study Law at Queen’s University Belfast.

A panel will review the videos that are submitted and decide upon the winner.

Deadline for submission: 17th May 2019.

Students should email their video directly, or upload it to either Youtube or Vimeo, and send the link to the following email address:

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