LLB Law Programme
Law at Queen’s is ranked in the top 100 Law Schools world-wide (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021) and top 10 in the UK for graduate prospects (Times 2021). Law has been taught at Queen’s for over 150 years.
As well as applying for direct entry, students from Brickfields can apply to one of two programmes at Queen’s Law School, as below. To maximise the educational experience we strongly recommend that students spend a minimum of two years at Queen’s by entering in Year 2 if possible.
Students on both programmes will graduate with a Queen’s University Belfast degree. Degree classification is based on the results from assessments taken whilst studying at Queen’s only.
Advanced Standing Year 2 programme
The Advanced Standing Year 2 programme involves students undertaking their first year at Brickfields and their second and third years at Queen’s. The two years are tailored to meet the needs of students so that they do not repeat modules already undertaken. This permits them to undertake the relevant subjects for access to the Bar Professional Training Course in England and Wales and the Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP) in Malaysia.
Advanced Standing Year 3 programme
The Advanced Standing Year 3 programme involves students undertaking their first and second year at Brickfields and their third year at Queen’s. Students will study six modules in total. This will include Equity. Students also have the option, if they wish, to study European Constitutional Law and European Internal Market Law, which are necessary for access to the Bar Professional Training Course in England and Wales. In addition to these subjects students can choose from our third year optional modules that reflect the research areas of our Faculty.
The Year 3 modules currently being offered (in 2020-21) include:
Semester 1 Modules
- Equity (required for a Qualifying Law Degree)
- European Constitutional Law (optional, but required if you wish to subsequently undertake the Bar Professional Training Course in England and Wales)
If you choose to undertake European Constitutional Law you will be able to choose one optional module. If you choose not to undertake European Constitutional Law you may select two optional modules.
The indicative list of optional modules is below:
- Company Law and Corporate Governance
- Family Law
- Housing Law
- International Criminal and Transitional Justice
- International Humanitarian Law
- International Trade Law
- Law and Psychology
- Legal Theory
- Public International Law
- Research Project A
- Semester 2 Modules
- European Internal Market Law (optional, but required if you wish to subsequently undertake the Bar Professional Training Course in England and Wales)
If you choose to undertake European Internal Market Law you will be able to choose two optional modules. If you choose not to undertake European Internal Market Law you may select three optional modules. The indicative list of modules is below:
- Contemporary Issues in British and Irish Human Rights
- Criminal Liability
- Employment Law
- Financial Services Law
- Gender, Justice and Society
- Intellectual Property Law
- Medical Law and Ethics
- Regulating Commercial Sex
- Research Project B
UK Legal System (including BPTC)
All of our degrees provide instructions in the foundations of legal knowledge and are recognised by the legal professions in Northern Ireland and in England and Wales.
Our LLB Single Honours is recognised by the Legal Profession Qualifying Board of Malaysia (LPQB) – graduates meeting the minimum requirements may progress directly to the Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP) in Malaysia or the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) in the UK. Upon completion, graduates may gain admission into the legal profession as an entry level lawyer.