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Overview

The School of Law at Queen's has a long and distinguished record of achievement in both education and research. The production of world-leading and internationally excellent research in Human Rights, Governance, Criminology and Criminal Justice, and Common Law explains why the School of Law at Queen's is now rated as one of the leading centres of legal research in the UK.

Postgraduate education is an integral part of the life of the School, which plays host to a strong and dynamic postgraduate community. Research undertaken is currently shaping global and local debates within legal scholarship.

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

The minimum academic requirement for admission to a research degree programme is normally an Upper Second Class Honours degree from a UK or ROI HE provider, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Further information can be obtained by contacting the School.

International Qualifications

For information on international qualification equivalents please select Your Country from the list on our International Students website.

Additional Information for International Students

International students wishing to apply to Queen's University Belfast (and for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes.

Evidence of an IELTS* score of 7.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required.

*Taken within the last 2 years.

For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see: qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs

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

•English for University Study - 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

Duration

3 years

Careers or further progression

Career Prospects

Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.

Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.

Further enquiries

If you have queries on course content please contact the school representative below.

Dr Graham Ellison
Postgraduate Research Co-ordinator School of Law
Tel: 028 9097 3842
Email: pglawenquiries@qub.ac.uk
WWW: www.law.qub.ac.uk

Comment

Special Features

The School of Law at Queen's is recognised as a top 10 institution within the UK. Our reputation reflects our Faculty's expertise in the study both of emerging and established areas of law.

The School is home to internationally-renowned research centres in criminology and criminal justice, governance and human rights and is a major centre for legal research across a range of subjects.

The School greatly values the contribution of its research students to scholarship and to the life of the School. Students are encouraged to participate actively in School and University seminar and training programmes. The School hosts an annual research student conference and support is available to assist with conference attendance elsewhere.

Professional Doctorate

The School also offers a Juris Doctor (JD) programme, which is a partly taught and partly research-based Professional Doctorate. For more information please see Juris Doctor (JD).

Application date

Postgraduate Research

There is no standard closing date. You should however check both the University’s website and refer to the relevant School/Institute webpage for information on deadline dates for postgraduate funding applications, as these will also determine when your application for admission should be submitted.

Research areas

Research Strengths

The Law School provides a rich and vibrant context for legal research. The key research strengths are:

•Corporate Governance
•Criminal Justice
•Criminology
•Governance
•Human Rights
•Judicial Activism
•Jurisprudence
•Public Policy
•Sustainable Development/Environmental Law

Enrolment and start dates

Year of entry: 2017

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