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The award
JD

How long you will study
3 years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
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About Juris Doctor (JD) at Queen's University Belfast

The 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).

""I felt that the JD program offered at Queen's provided me with the necessary tools and skills I would need for a career in law. Added to this, the excellent reputation of the Queen's School of Law made it even more appealing. The lecturers that are involved within the programme are excellent, and the small class sizes means that you can get to know your lectures a lot better and connect with them and the materials to a deeper level.""James Cuthbertson, Australia
JD Student 2016

Career Prospects

Graduates will hold a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) which provides the necessary professional exemptions to allow holders to apply for the professional stage in several 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.

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.

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Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardJDHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Notes about fees for this course

Fees & Funding

There is a range of funding and scholarship options available to those considering study at Queen's.

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For tuition fee information see //www.qub.ac.uk/Study/PostgraduateStudy/TuitionFees/

PhD Funded Studentships
We offer fully funded studentships to outstanding postgraduate researchers across our three faculties and five Doctoral Training Centres.

Applicants are eligible for the University's International Scholarships.  The School offers several merit-based JD scholarships h in Years 2 and 3. Please see the School website for more information.

For fees and funding information please see the University's Graduate School website.

USEFUL LINKS

  • Queen's Direct Applications Portal
  • Steps to Postgraduate Study Guidance (HEFCE)
  • Queen's Postgraduate Admissions Policy

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or above, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University.

International Qualifications

For information on international qualification equivalents please select Your Country from the list on our International Students website.

Additional Information for International Students

International students wishing to apply to Queen's University Belfast (and for whom English is not their first language), 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.

For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see: qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this programme, our partner INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability to entry to this programme.

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