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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Law

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

  • Course Type

    LLM

  • Course Fees

    2018-19 - £5500 (UK/EU); £15700 (International)

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.

Programme Content

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. Some sample modules are listed below.

Methodology mini-modules

Approaches to Legal Research

Criminal Justice and Criminology Methods 1

Criminal Justice and Criminology Methods 2

Theories and Methods in Human Rights

Optional modules

A selection includes:-

Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights

Crime, Justice, Society

Equality and Discrimination

International Human Rights Law

Issues in Corporate Governance

Business and Human Rights Law

The Law of International Business Transactions

International and Comparative Competition Law

Dissertation of 15,000-20,000 words

Dissertation with Placement

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.


Visit the LLM Law page on the Queen’s University Belfast website for more details!

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