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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 library and extensive IT facilities.

Law has been taught at Queen’s University, Belfast for over 150 years. We are very proud of this heritage – which is reflected in the rankings the School has consistently enjoyed. The School is widely acknowledged as a leading centre of legal scholarship and research in the UK and Ireland with particular strengths in commercial law, corporate governance, environmental law, human rights, criminology and criminal justice, public law as well as common law. Our research continues to influence debate on regional, national and international issues.

The School is situated in the heart of a beautiful campus located just 15 minutes walk from Belfast City Centre in Northern Ireland. The Law School recently moved into a new $35 million building providing first class facilities including a court room and recording studio.

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.

At Queen’s extracurricular activities are an important part of the student experience. Our students consistently achieve both national and international recognition in their endeavours. We have some of the best mooters in the country with an established track record of winning national awards. As well as mooting, we have a successful Alternative Dispute Resolution Society that is popular with our Canadian students.

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.

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At Queen’s we offer a range of highly regarded degree programmes to choose from including our LLB (Senior Status), our JD and our LLB (3 year). Our advisors will work with you to find the degree that offers the most suitable pathway to help you achieve your ambitions.

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To find out about entry requirements for this preferred partner, get in touch. Our Preferred Law Schools accept and consider all submitted applications, however by working with our team of advisors you will receive free support & guidance to ensure you are matched with the best course.


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Law degrees at the Queen's University Belfast

Law - LLB (Senior Status)

The LLB (Senior Status) is an accelerated two-year qualifying law degree. It is a popular degree choice with Canadian applicants.

It is primarily designed for non-law graduates who wish to obtain a qualifying law degree or who have interest in reading law as a second academic degree.

Students on the programme 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 degree offers students the opportunity to study the modules required for a Qualifying Law Degree (Legal Methods and Skills, Constitutional Law in Context, European Constitutional Law, European Internal Market Law, Criminal Law, Rights and Accountability, Torts, Contract, Equity, Land Law, Contemporary Issues in Property Law, Evidence). In addition, students can select an optional module in their final year. This provides the opportunity for students to explore their interests, 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.



JD Graduation 2017 from QUB School of Law on Vimeo.

LLB-Senior-Status from QUB School of Law on Vimeo.

International Student Experience - Matt from QUB School of Law on Vimeo.


I knew that I wanted to study law and to practice, not just in Canada but also internationally. Queen’s offered me a three-year program similar to a Canadian JD. With this degree, I can practice in the UK, and I can return to Canada.
I completed my first year in the JD program on a very high note because of the incredible opportunities available at Queen’s and the support of the key staff members at the School of Law.
Looking back on the past year, I am genuinely amazed at the amount of opportunities and experiences that I have had thanks to the Juris Doctor programs at Queen's. 


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Queen’s University Belfast Law School is hosing a Live Q & A on their Facebook on Thursday September 13th at 16:00 GMT.

" My journey at Queen's has only just begun, but I can safely say that I am looking forward to my years to come at this exceptional  institution! "

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