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Law - Masters in Law

Overview
The Masters in Law (MLaw) is an accelerated, fast-track, two-year, full-time, senior status postgraduate degree in law. It is designed for graduates in a discipline other than Law who wish to obtain a Law degree for professional practice for England & Wales and Northern Ireland or in aid of other career goals.

Why Queen's?
The MLaw is recognised by the Law Society and the Bar Council as a qualifying senior status Law degree for practice in Northern Ireland, England and Wales. Students hoping to practise in another jurisdiction should contact that jurisdiction's regulatory body.

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.1 Honours degree (65% or above) or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in a discipline other than Law.

Exemption from these requirements may be considered for those applicants who:
• Hold a Masters degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) Or

• Hold a 2.1 Honours degree (below 65%) or a 2.2 Honours degree in a discipline other than Law (or equivalent qualifications acceptable to the University) together with 2 years' relevant professional experience Admission under the Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) may be considered for this course.

Please visit http://go.qub.ac.uk/RPLpolicy for the University's Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and information on application procedures.

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 (for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their studies. 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 6.5, 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: go.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.

For additional information, please visit our website.
• 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

2 years full-time.

Careers or further progression

This Masters programme is designed for UK non-law graduates, and for law and non-law graduates from other countries who wish to acquire a thorough grounding in Law. It is particularly attractive for those who wish to enter the legal profession, for whom it is an alternative to a graduate level CPE/GDL programme. By spreading study over two years of intensive postgraduate-level work, students gain a greater depth of understanding than is possible in one-year CPE programmes.

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

Dr Clare Dwyer
School of Law
Tel: +44 (0)28 9097 5122
Email: pglawenquiries@qub.ac.uk
WWW: http://www.law.qub.ac.uk

Subjects taught

Course details
The MLaw is offered on a modular basis. To complete the degree a total of 300 CATS points must be obtained. Twelve modules (20 CATS each) must be taken and a dissertation (60 CATS) must be completed. The structure is as follows:

Year 1
• Constitutional Law in Context
• Criminal Law
• European Constitutional Law
• European Internal Market Law
• Legal Methods and Skills
• Rights and Accountability

Dissertation (commenced over the summer between Years 1 and 2 and submitted at end of Year 2)

Year 2
• Contemporary Issues in Property Law
• Contract Law
• Equity
• Evidence
• Land Law
• Torts

Comment

Learning and Teaching
The degree offers the highest quality of teaching, delivered through intensive small-group weekly seminars and the specially devised curriculum builds on the fact that students have already benefited from a university level education by enabling them to acquire a qualifying law degree in 2 years.

Assessment method

Modules are assessed by coursework assignments. In addition, students must also complete a 15,000-20,000 word dissertation, supervised by a member of academic staff with a research interest in the chosen topic.

Application date

Postgraduate Taught
In general, there are no closing dates for the majority of courses (those with closing dates will be highlighted in the Course Finder). However we advise you to apply as early as possible, particularly for those courses where there is a high demand for places. Early application is also important for international applicants to allow sufficient time to obtain a student entry visa.

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.

Enrolment and start dates

Year of entry: 2017

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