Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast

Legislative Studies and Practice

The programme seeks to develop students' knowledge of the historical and political contexts - regional, national and European - in which the Northern Ireland Assembly operates. Students can develop a detailed understanding of legislative practice through work-based learning in the Northern Ireland Assembly, and develop their analytical, communication and research skills.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree at 65 per cent or above or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in Politics, European Studies, International Studies, Philosophy or a cognate subject area. Shortlisted applicants for the programme will be interviewed by a panel comprising the Programme Convenor, one or more other members of the School's academic staff, and representatives of the Secretariat at the Northern Ireland Assembly.
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: The government and institutions of the devolved Northern Ireland; Ireland in Europe; or issues of European governance. Students also complete a 9-month placement and a dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include: Essays; exam; learning journals; themed report; portfolio; 15,000-word project/dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,466 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,730 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,466 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,466 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,466 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 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

Contact: 
Course Enquiries, School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy
Telephone number: 
028 9097 3652