In the UK National exercise (REF) to assess research quality, Ulster Law’s work in the years 2008-2014 has been assessed as overall 4th in the UK, eclipsing results for other larger and more established Law Schools and establishing Ulster as a leading centre of excellence.
We offer specialist optional courses in Media Law, Environmental Law, Family Law, Employment Law, Human Rights Law, Company Law and much more besides, and we enjoy a student satisfaction rate of 90% – well above the UK average. Our teaching is supported by specialist research and we are in the top 5 research Law Schools in the UK.
Our undergraduate fees at around £6,000 are about £3,000 per year lower than for corresponding courses in England, Wales and Scotland – easily enough to cover the cost of yearly accommodation.
Employment and Skills focused with work placements and prizes
Our basic approach is to link classroom study to real-life legal situations through problem based learning and many of our courses offer internship prizes to spend time in law firms – very impressive to eventual employers.
Extensive Student Support
We operate a student mentoring scheme at School level to support students in the transition from school to university,and this is backed up by a strong and effective staff-student support network at School and university level.
Range of Qualifying Law Degrees
We offer a broad range of Qualifying Law Degrees, both Single Honours Law and Law with a minor subject (for example, Politics or Criminology). All degrees give guaranteed entry to a place for professional legal studies in the University of Law in England (on securing a 2:2 grade) as well as competitive entry to professional legal study in Northern Ireland. Complete qualifying law degrees are offered on two separate campuses in Belfast and Derry/Londonderry. On the Belfast campus we also offer a 4 year complete ‘double degree’ programme in Law with Accounting, which provides all the benefits of a full degree programme in both Law and Accounting. For full details see under ‘students’ above.