Postgraduate education is an integral part of the life of the School, which plays host to a strong and dynamic postgraduate community. Research undertaken is currently shaping global and local debates within legal scholarship.
The School of Law at Queen's is recognised as a top 10 institution within the UK. Our reputation reflects our Faculty's expertise in the study both of emerging and established areas of law.
The School is home to internationally-renowned research centres in criminology and criminal justice, governance and human rights and is a major centre for legal research across a range of subjects.
The School greatly values the contribution of its research students to scholarship and to the life of the School. Students are encouraged to participate actively in School and University seminar and training programmes. The School hosts an annual research student conference and support is available to assist with conference attendance elsewhere.
The School also offers a Juris Doctor (JD) programme, which is a partly taught and partly research-based Professional Doctorate.
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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The Law School provides a rich and vibrant context for legal research. The key research strengths are:
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The minimum academic requirement for admission to a research degree programme is normally an Upper Second Class Honours degree from a UK or ROI HE provider, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Further information can be obtained by contacting the School.
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