World-leading Research

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.

Great teaching

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.

Affordable Fees

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.