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  • Qualification

    Professional Doctorate

  • Location

    Queen's University Belfast

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Overview

The Juris Doctor (JD) programme is a Professional Doctorate. It has a blend of taught, skills-based and research elements 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 is a three-year QLD for Northern Ireland, England and Wales. This degree is also recognised by various international jurisdictions – please see Accreditation section on the School's website. It is taught via intensive seminar teaching with each student encouraged to participate fully and engage with the subjects.

In Year 1, the programme will focus on most of the core subjects required for a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD). In Year 2, the doctoral research-focused will allow students to develop a depth of knowledge and originality of insight in core legal subjects. Year 3 is reserved for a 30,000 thesis under expert supervision, whereby students will demonstrate originality of thought, through the production of new knowledge or through novel applications of existing knowledge. The thesis will be subject to examination in a viva voce.

Career Prospects

Introduction
Graduates will hold a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) which provides the necessary professional exemptions to allow holders to apply for the professional stage in numerous jurisdictions. Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.

Learning Outcomes

The Juris Doctor (JD) programme is a Professional Doctorate. It has a blend of taught, skills-based and research elements 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.

Assessment

Case analysis, problem-solving questions, research essays and oral presentations.

Tuition fees

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£ 19,200per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Queen's University Belfast

  • University League Table

    34th

  • Campus address

    Queen's University Belfast, University Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT7 1NN, Northern Ireland

Queen’s is a lively, international and diverse campus with global recognition. It currently has over 3,000 international students from 80 different countries.
The university provides a high level of support on UK student visas to help students make a smooth transition from their home country to life in Belfast.
Queen's offers international students a dedicated pre-semester and engagement programme on arrival.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    18th out of 104 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    154 69%

    24th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    88 88%

    6th

    2
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.74 75%

    90th

    1

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