Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast


This course is designed for graduates from a discipline other than law who wish to obtain a Qualifying Law Degree for professional practice or in aid of other career goals. Both arts and science degrees are a good foundation for the MLaw. Applications are also encouraged from those who may have graduated some time ago and who are now seeking a change in career.

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.1 Honours degree (65 per cent or above) or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in a discipline other than Law. Exemption from these requirements may be considered for those applicants who: Hold a Master's degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University); OR; Hold a 2.1 Honours degree (below 65 per cent) or a 2.2 Honours degree in a discipline other than Law (or equivalent qualifications acceptable to the University) together with 2 years' relevant professional experience. International students 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. 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.

Course modules

Year 1: constitutional law in context; criminal law; European constitutional law; European internal market law; legal methods and skills; rights and accountability.
Year 2: contemporary issues in property law; contract law; equity; evidence; land law; torts. The dissertation is commenced over the summer vacation between years 1 and 2 and is submitted at the end of Year 2.

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed by coursework assignments. In addition, students must also complete a 15,000-20,000 word dissertation, supervised by a member of academic staff with a research interest in the chosen topic.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MLB Full-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Queen's University Belfast Belfast BT7 1NN Northern Ireland

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Key information

School of Law
Telephone number: 
(0)28 9097 3842