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Queen's University Belfast: Masters in Law

Institution Queen's University Belfast View institution profile
Department School of Law
Study type Taught


The Masters in Law (MLaw) is an accelerated two-year, full-time (or four-year part-time) postgraduate degree in law.

The programme provides students from diverse backgrounds with an opportunity to study the foundational law modules which are required for the academic stage of legal qualification. This means that the degree covers those subjects that are generally regarded as pre-requisites for professional legal studies.

Students planning to practice law in a particular jurisdiction should contact the appropriate regulator in that jurisdiction to confirm that the programme meets its requirements.

Master of Law - MLaw


Founded in 1845 as Queen's College Belfast, one of three Queen's Colleges in Ireland, it became an independent university in 1908 and is the ninth oldest university in the UK. Today, Queen’s is a member of the Russell Group, combining excellence in research and education with a student-centred ethos.

Queen’s is ranked 24th in the UK for Research Power (REF 2021/ Times Higher Education) with over 88% of research submitted by Queen’s has been assessed as world-leading or internationally excellent Power (REF 2021/ Times Higher Education). Northern Ireland has been named the safest region in the UK (UK …

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