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Law

Overview
The LLM (Law) provides ambitious graduates with a highly flexible approach to advanced legal studies, focused on the School of Law's specialisms in criminal justice, European law, public and environmental governance, human rights and international business. The programme reflects the School's global orientation and its culture of critical enquiry and as such we encourage you to devise the pathway that best suits your scholarly interests and your career ambitions.

Entry requirements

Entrance requirements
Graduate
Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or above or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in Law, Social Sciences, Humanities or a cognate discipline.

Exemption from these requirements may be considered for those applicants who hold a Masters degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) OR for those applicants with a 2.2 Honours degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) along with a minimum of 2 years of relevant 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

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time.

Small Group Teaching/Personal Tutorial
8 (hours maximum)
In addition, students should set aside 10-12 hours per module for reading and preparation

Careers or further progression

Career Prospects
Introduction
Given the broad range of topics covered in this LLM, successful completion of the programme will open a wide range of career opportunities to its graduates. This Masters also provides an excellent base for further study towards a research degree such as a PhD, which in turn may lead on to an academic career.

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

Further enquiries

Dr Dieter Pesendorfer, Senior Lecturer
School of Law - Senior Lecturer Law
email: d.pesendorfer@qub.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)28 9097 3455

Subjects taught

The programme is delivered through a series of taught modules and culminates in the submission of a dissertation on an original topic. Students can choose from the wide range of modules available on any of the School's LLM programmes.

Dissertation
Dissertation of 15,000-20,000 words

Methodology Mini-Modules
Approaches to Legal Research
Theories of Human Rights
Criminal Justice and Criminology Methods
Leadership and Innovation Skills

Optional Modules
International Human Rights Law
Human Rights in Practice
Theoretical Criminology
Criminal Justice Processes
Issues in Corporate Governance
Law of International Business Transactions
World Trade Law
Controlling Crime
Transitional Justice
Equality and Discrimination
European Law and Economic Integration
Business and Human Rights
Comparative Competition Law
Crime, Justice and Society
Counter-Terrorism in Human Rights
Comparative Human Rights
Copyright in the Digital Environment
International Financial Law
Making Medical Technologies
Marketing Medical Technologies
Post Conviction Issues in Comparative Perspective
Climate, Justice and Human Rights
Global Justice and International Economic Law

Comment

Law highlights

The School of Law is ranked in the Top 20 in the UK Complete University Guide 2019.

Career Development
•The Law LLM offers students the opportunity to combine an internship or work placement with the dissertation. 94% of Queen's Postgraduates are in employment or further study 6 months after graduation.

World Class Facilities
•The new Law school at Queen's offers students access to world class facilities such as a fully interactive Moot Court room, various seminar rooms and a wellbeing room.

Internationally Renowned Experts
•Law at Queen's is taught by world-leading experts in the area of Law. Our staff have close research links with the professions, government and Civil Society. Research in Law was ranked 15th in the UK in the most recent Research Assessment (2014). Over 95% of Research Activity in the School was judged to be of international quality and above.

Student Experience
•Queen's is ranked 24th in the UK in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018 and ranked an impressive 9th for University facilities. We were ranked 2nd out of 120 universities worldwide for our Graduate School. Students study within a vibrant international mix of students and staff from the UK, Europe, Asia and beyond. We focus on your individual career and development needs, building your skills, enhancing your personal experience of the course and thinking of your career path, rather than just teaching you theory.

Assessment method

Coursework
Final dissertation of 15,000-20,000 words

Application date

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.

Enrolment and start dates

Entry year: 2019

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