Law looks at the relationships, interactions and transactions between individuals, government and state at a local, regional, national and international level. With a broad focus and application, the law degree encompasses private and public law alongside wider socio-legal perspectives. You will study key aspects of the law and develop a wide range of transferable skills, relevant to your future career trajectory. Our links with the professions, the wide range of additional opportunities within the school and the development of a highly nuanced skill set helps to create highly sought-after graduates.
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Law Degree Highlights
Law at QUB is ranked 7th in the UK in Complete University Guide 2019 Law was ranked 8th in the UK for Career Prospects in the Guardian University Guide 2019
You will have the opportunity to take part in overseas exchanges with partner universities in Europe, North America and China.
There are opportunities to study or work abroad, supported by schemes such as Erasmus and Study USA. This can significantly enhance the employability of students and the global opportunities open to them.
The degree offers students the opportunity to study the modules required for the academic stage of legal qualification. In addition, students are offered the opportunity to explore their interests in final year with modules offered that allow them to specialise in a particular area, or simply receive a more rounded sense of what ‘Law’ is. Many of these modules consider the law and law-like interactions on a local, national and international level.
Law students have the unique opportunity of working with industry leaders through commercial awareness events and other negotiation exercises that offer insight into the legal practice (and services) world but also providing an enhanced skills development experience.
The Law School at Queen's has a well-established tradition of regular consultation with legal professional bodies and top international law firms that is very beneficial for students.
Past students have gained work placement with organisations such as the Council of the EU, European Commission, European Parliament, United Nations (UN), Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Council of Europe, and Thomson Reuters.
The £20m School at Queen’s offers students access to world-class facilities such as a fully interactive Moot Courtroom, a One Button Recording Studio and a wellbeing room.
Internationally Renowned Experts
Students in the School of Law are taught by world-leading experts in the areas of Law, Human Rights, Criminology and Socio-Legal Studies. Our staff have close research links with the professions, government and Civil Society.
Students can join a number of student-led initiatives within the school including the Law Society, the Alternative Dispute Resolution Society and the Street Law project. Other initiatives include the Queen’s Student Law Journal, Lawyers without Borders, the student magazine ‘The Verdict’ and the Mooting Society.
Choosing to study Law at Queen’s has been the best decision I have ever made. The array of opportunities available for students are fantastic, from volunteering as a Peer Mentor to getting involved in countless clubs and societies. The course gives students the chance to develop their legal knowledge in a supportive and friendly environment whilst being taught by exceptional academics who are leaders in their fields. The degree has been invaluable in setting me apart in the graduate market and I would highly recommend the course to prospective students.Rachel Harris,LLB Law Student, 2016-2019.
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How to Apply
Application for admission to full-time undergraduate and sandwich courses at the University should normally be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).
When to Apply
UCAS will start processing applications for entry in autumn 2021 from 1 September 2020.
Advisory closing date: 15 January 2021 (18:00). This is the 'equal consideration' deadline for this course.
Applications from UK and EU students after this date are, in practice, considered by Queen’s for entry to this course throughout the remainder of the application cycle (30 June 2021) subject to the availability of places.
Applications from International (non-UK/EU) students are normally considered by Queen’s for entry to this course until 30 June 2021. If you apply for 2021 entry after this deadline, you will automatically be entered into Clearing.
Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as is consistent with having made a careful and considered choice of institutions and courses.
The Institution code name for Queen's is QBELF and the institution code is Q75.