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LLM Law


Course Description

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
Conceptions of Human Rights
Criminal Justice and Criminology Methods
Making Knowledge Work
Methods of Legislation

Optional modules

Challenges for a World in Transition
Company and Commercial Law from a Comparative Perspective
Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights
Crime, Justice, Society
Equality and Discrimination
Environmental Governance from the Global to the Local
Finance, Competition and Law
Humanitarian Law and Human Rights in Times of Conflict
International Human Rights Law
Issues in Corporate Governance
The Company in Society
Transition Europe: the role of the EU in a changing world

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.

The School of Law is ranked in the Top 10 in the UK with an impressive 8th overall in the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2013. In the latest Research Assessment Exercise 95% of research in the School was rated of international quality and above, with 60% of research rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.

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

Entry Requirements

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.

Course Fees

2016-17 - £5220 (UK/EU); £14,100 (International)


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