Top

Law - Masters in Law

Overview
The Masters in Law (MLaw) is an accelerated two-year, full-time 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.

Entry requirements

Entrance requirements
Graduate
Normally a 2.1 Honours degree (63% 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 63%) 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. The University's Recognition of Prior Learning Policy provides guidance on the assessment of experiential learning (RPEL). Please visit http://go.qub.ac.uk/RPLpolicy for more information.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
For information on international qualification equivalents, please check the specific information for your country.

English Language Requirements
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.

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.

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

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this degree programme, INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for admission to this degree.
•Academic English: 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

Two years full-time. Two-year Qualifying Law Degree.

Contact Teaching Hours
Personal Study
30 (hours maximum)
In addition to teaching contact time, each students needs to be able to set aside 30-36 hours per week (around 10-12 hours for each of the three module studied every semester) to do the essential reading, seminar preparation etc.

Small Group Teaching/Personal Tutorial
6 (hours maximum)
Three modules will be taught per semester. Each module will be taught 2 hours per week.

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 two years.

Careers or further progression

Career Prospects
Introduction
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.

http://www.qub.ac.uk/directorates/sgc/careers/

Further enquiries

Dr Billy Melo Araujo, Lecturer
School of Law - Lecturer
email: B.Melo-Araujo@qub.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)28 9097 3494

Subjects taught

Course Structure
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 Modules
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 Modules
Contemporary Issues in Property Law
Contract Law
Equity
Evidence
Land Law
Torts

Comment

Masters in Law highlights
Professional Accreditations
•The MLaw is recognised by the Law Society and the Bar Council as a qualifying law degree for practice in Northern Ireland, England and Wales. Students hoping to practise in another jurisdiction should contact that jurisdiction's regulatory body.

Assessment method

Coursework assignments
15,000-20,000 word dissertation

Application date

Postgraduate Taught
Closing dates do apply for some of our courses, and details of these are available on our Course Finder. 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.

How to Apply
Apply using our online Postgraduate Applications Portal go.qub.ac.uk/pgapply and follow the step-by-step instructions on how to apply. See application weblink below.

Enrolment and start dates

Entry year: 2018

Remember to mention gradireland when contacting institutions!