Ulster University

Ulster University

Law (Clinical Legal Education)

This programme supplements the range of legal service providers by focusing on, and meeting, unmet legal need in the fields of employment law and social security law, whilst giving students the opportunity to develop legal advice and advocacy skills and engaging their interest in the provision of legal services more generally; students receive training in social security law; employment law; alternative dispute resolution; tribunal representation in preparation for providing advice and advocacy, to members of the public with appeals before social security or industrial tribunals; this advice and representation are provided through the 'Ulster Law Clinic' (based on the Belfast campus) and/or on placement with advice sector organisations in semesters 2 and 3; the programme also involves students in the development and management of the 'Ulster Law Clinic'.

Entry requirements

Applicants must have gained a second class honours degree or better in law from a university of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, from the Council for National Academic Awards, the National Council for Educational Awards, the Higher Education and Training Awards Council, or from an institution of another country which has been recognised as being of an equivalent standard; or an equivalent standard (normally 50 percent) in a Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate, Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma in law or an approved alternative qualification; and provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (GCSE grade C or equivalent); or in exceptional circumstances, where an individual has substantial and significant experiential learning, a portfolio of written evidence demonstrating the meeting of graduate qualities (including subject-specific outcomes, as determined by the course committee) may be considered as an alternative entrance route; evidence used to demonstrate graduate qualities may not be used for exemption against modules within the programme; in addition, all applicants will be required to submit a personal statement detailing their interest and motivation in undertaking the programme, and they will also be required to attend an interview to evaluate applicants' suitability for the programme.

Course modules

Employment law; social security low and policy; tribunal representation; alternative dispute resolution; litigating in the public administration; clinical legal practice; dissertation.

Assessment methods

A mixture of coursework, exams, reflective practice journals and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
LLM Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Belfast Campus Belfast BT15 1ED Northern Ireland
Jordanstown Campus Newtownabbey BT37 0QB Northern Ireland

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