Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast

Law (Juris Doctor)

This is a first professional degree required for licensure in the field of law. The programme delivers a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) to graduates from a discipline other than law and provides the necessary professional exemptions to allow holders to apply for the professional stage in England and Wales, North America and elsewhere.

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or above, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. 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

Modules include: Legal methods and skills; contract law; tort law; property law; equity and trusts; constitutional and administrative law; European law; criminal law; research methodologies; research design.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
Professional Qualification Full-time - 3 years

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Key information

Course Enquiries, School of Law
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028 9097 3458