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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 4.16k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 13.4k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 15 January 2016

    January 15

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    Description

    The Law School at Queen's is ranked as one of the top Schools in the UK and Ireland. Teaching quality within the School was judged to be 'excellent' and our research was awarded a 5B (excellent) by the UK Higher Education Funding Bodies. There are over 1,000 undergraduate students enrolled in the School, 250 postgraduates, 30 PhD students and almost 50 members of academic staff. You will be taught by scholars from all over the world, many of whom have international reputations in their fields and all are committed teachers and researchers. Students will also have access to an excellent law section in the new library and extensive IT facilities. In addition, the School has active relationships with universities in Ireland, France, Spain, the USA, Canada, South Africa, India, Latin America and Australia through which opportunities for study abroad and staff exchanges are fostered.
    The School operates a proactive system of student support. Advisers of Studies are allocated to each degree programme tasked to guide and support you throughout your time with us, together with the School's experienced and helpful administrative staff. In addition students are allocated a Personal Development Programme Tutor for their time in the School. We place considerable emphasis on facilitating good communication between staff and students. To this end, a Staff-Student Consultative Committee, comprised of elected student representatives, the Advisers and the Director of Education, meets twice each semester. This Committee provides students with a forum in which to raise matters of concern to them and also enables the School to keep students informed about matters affecting the School and wider university.

    At Queen’s, we aim to deliver a high quality learning environment that embeds intellectual curiosity, innovation and best practice in learning, teaching and student support to enable student to achieve their full academic potential.

    On the LLB programmes we do this by providing a range of learning experiences which enables our students to engage with subject experts, develop attributes and perspectives that will equip them for life and work in a global society and make use of innovative technologies and a world class library that enhances their development as independent, life-long learners. Examples of the opportunities provided for learning on this course are:

    • Lectures: provide information about topics as a starting point for further self-directed private study/reading. Lectures also provide opportunities to ask questions, gain some feedback and advice on assessments (normally delivered in large groups to all year group peers).
    • E-Learning technologies: Information associated with lectures and assignments is communicated via a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) called Queen’s Online. A range of e-learning experiences are also embedded in the degree through, for example: interactive group workshops in a flexible learning space; IT and statistics modules; podcasts and interactive web-based learning activities; opportunities to use IT programmes associated with design in project- based work etc.
    • Seminars/tutorials: Significant amounts of teaching are carried out in small groups (typically 10-20 students). These provide an opportunity for students to engage with academic staff who have specialist knowledge of the topic, to ask questions of them and to assess their own progress and understanding with the support of peers. Students should also expect to make presentations and other contributions to these groups.
    • Self-directed study: This is an essential part of life as a Queen’s Law student when important private reading and research, engagement with e-learning resources, reflection on feedback to date and assignment research and preparation work is carried out.
    • Work placements: The School of Law facilitates a number of summer internships. These provide significant learning and employability enhancement opportunities.
    • Work-Related Study Tour: The School sponsors a Law Study Tour to London which is run annually by Careers, Employability and Skills Department. Selected students spend a week in London visiting the City’s commercial and corporate law firms. Time is spent taking part in workshops in the various firms and allows students to get an insight into the work undertaken and how these firms operate as well as appreciating what the London firms are looking for in potential employees.
    • Supervised projects: In final year, Single Honours students carry out a significant piece of research on a chosen topic. They will receive support from a supervisor who will guide them in terms of how to carry out the research and provide feedback.
    • Personal Development Programme Tutor: Undergraduates are allocated a PDP Tutor during their time in the School. Tutors meet with their students on several occasions during the year to support their academic development.

    Careers

    Overview: Studying for a Law degree at Queen’s will assist students in developing the core skills and employment-related experiences that are valued by employers, professional organisations and academic institutions. Graduates from this degree at Queen’s are well regarded by many employers (local, national and international) and over half of all graduate jobs are now open to graduates of any discipline, including Law.

    Although a large percentage of our graduates are interested in pursuing careers in Law, significant numbers develop careers in a wide range of other sectors. The following is a list of the major career sectors (and some starting salaries) that have attracted our graduates in recent years:

    • Management Consultancy: £20,000 - £30,000
    • Corporate Banking: £20,000
    • Purchasing Offier: £21,000
    • Export Marketing (NI Programme): £15,000
    • Publishing, Media and Performing Arts: £16,000 - £25,000
    • Fast Stream Civil Service: £24,500
    • Advertising
    • Finance
    • Law Enforcement and Public Prosecution
    • Varied graduate programmes (Times Top 100 UK Graduate Recruiters/ AGR Association of Graduate Recruiters UK)

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline January 15 Tuition fee
    • EUR 4160 Year (EEA)
    • EUR 13380 Year (Non-EEA)

    England, Scotland and Wales £9,000; EU £3,575; International: £11,500

    Start date September 2015 Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

    Course Content

    The undergraduate law degrees offered at Queen's are accredited by legal professional bodies in Northern Ireland, England, Wales and the Republic of Ireland. Legal skills are introduced and developed through the pattern of study and assessment throughout both the three- and four-year degree programmes.

    Law

    Modules in the first and second year of the LLB Single Honours degree are compulsory. Third year study comprises a mix of compulsory and optional modules.

    Common and Civil Law with French

    Law represents two-thirds of the modules studied and French one third. The emphasis in the French modules will be on the French language and French society, although there is also the opportunity to study French literature - the programme includes a year at a French university. This four-year degree offers students the opportunity of studying a modern language together with the core Law modules necessary to obtain a recognised Law degree.

    Common and Civil Law with Hispanic Studies

    This degree follows a pattern similar to the Common and Civil Law with French LLB, except that Spanish modules will be substituted for French and students will spend a year at a Spanish university.

    Law with Politics

    This three-year degree offers students the opportunity of taking two Politics modules each year together with the core Law modules necessary to obtain a recognised Law degree.


    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    University requirements


    Program requirements

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6.5

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS

    Requirements

    Law

    • A-level: AAA
    • Irish Leaving Certificate: AAB2B2B2B2

    Common and Civil Law with French

    • A-level: AAA including A-level French grade A
    • Irish Leaving Certificate: AAB2B2B2B2 including Higher Level grade A in French

    Common and Civil Law with Hispanic Studies

    • A-level : AAA including A-level Spanish grade A
    • Irish Leaving Certificate: AAB2B2B2B2 including Higher Level grade A in Spanish

    Law with Politics

    • A-level: AAA
    • Irish Leaving Certificate: AAB2B2B2B2

    Applications from those returning to education after a break and those offering qualifications other than A-levels or AS-levels are considered individually on their merits.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

      Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Queen's University Belfast.

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