Queen’s University Belfast JD
he Juris Doctor (JD) programme is a Professional Doctorate, which is a partly taught and partly research-based doctoral programme and is designed to provide our students with a world-class legal education, preparing them for the global and international environments in which they will be providing legal advice.
This three-year programme delivers a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) to graduates from a discipline other than Law which will provide them with the necessary professional exemptions to allow them to apply for the professional stage in England and Wales and those further jurisdictions which allow for application on the basis on an English Law degree (eg North America and elsewhere).
Students have the opportunity to apply to study at another university, from a selection of international study abroad partners with which the Queen’s Law School has an agreement, during the first semester of their third year.
Students holding a Tier 4 Student Visa will be eligible to apply for the Tier 4 Doctorate Extension Scheme in order to remain in the UK for one year after completing their studies.
The JD is taught at Doctoral level and includes multiple research-focused activities. In addition to the compulsory taught modules, students are required to complete a research portfolio and a dissertation. The JD is taught via intensive, small-group teaching, with each student expected to participate fully in each module. Other forms of delivery will occasionally be used, including seminar questions prepared in advance of the class, group and independent work in class, and short lectures to aid students’ understanding and knowledge of the subject matter.
- Contract Law
- Legal Methods and Skills
- Property Law
- Tort Law
- Constitutional and Administrative Law
- Criminal Law
- Equity and Trusts
- European Law
- Research Design
- Research Methodologies
- Dissertation (30,000 words)
In addition, students choose taught modules from the wide selection of existing postgraduate modules in the School.
Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or above, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University.
For information on international qualification equivalents please select Your Country from the list on our International Students website.
Fees & Funding
There is a range of funding and scholarship options available to those considering study at Queen’s.
For tuition fee information see www.qub.ac.uk/Study/PostgraduateStudy/TuitionFees/
From the academic year 2017/18, the Department for the Economy will provide a tuition fee loan of up to £5,500 per NI / EU student for postgraduate study. Tuition fee loan information.
A postgraduate loans system in the UK offers government-backed student loans of up to £10,280 for taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. Criteria, eligibility, repayment and application information are available on the UK government website.
The School offers several merit-based JD scholarships. There will also be merit-based competitions for further discounts in Years 2 and 3.
Please see the School website for more information.
Tuition Fees – £15,000
How To Apply
Applicants for Postgraduate programmes are strongly advised to carefully read the important information and follow the steps set out here before submitting their application via the Postgraduate Direct Applications Portal.
If you have queries on course content please contact the school representative below.
Ms Heather Kinning
School of Law
Tel: 9097 3458
How To Apply
Queen’s University Belfast Terms and Conditions 2017 Entry
The terms and conditions that apply when you accept an offer of a place at the University on a taught programme of study.