Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast

Professional Legal Studies (Barrister)

This programme has been designed to equip trainee barristers and solicitors for the first 3 years of practice.

Entry requirements

Recognised Law degree* (or non-Law degree plus approved Legal Studies course) together with selection on the basis of performance in competitive admissions test; or recommended and approved students of the Honorable Society of the Inn of Court of Northern Ireland; or recommended and approved students of the Law Society of Northern Ireland. 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. There are no specific language requirements.

Course modules

Accounts; administration of estates; advocacy; chancery; commercial law; company law and partnership; conveyancing; County Court; criminal injuries; criminal procedure indictment; criminal procedure summary; EJ; EU practice; evidence; family law; High Court; licensing; PACE and sentencing; pleading; practice issues; professional conduct; revenue; skills training (including client care, negotiation, drafting, legal research); tribunals; wills.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods may include written examinations and subject assessments.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,466 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,730 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,466 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,466 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
PgCert 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: 
Director, Institute of Professional and Legal Studies
Telephone number: 
028 9097 5567