Law - LLB Hons - Video
The Magee Law Programme is designed to fulfil your academic and professional aspirations.Take a look
In this section
The Magee Law Programme is designed to fulfil your academic and professional aspirations.
LLB courses are qualifying law degrees for admission into vocational programmes that prepare students for legal practice as solicitors or barristers. The Magee law programme is designed to deliver this primary objective.
Sign up for course updates
Sign up to receive regular updates, news and information on courses, events and developments at Ulster University.
We’ll not share your information and you can unsubscribe at any time.
Our vision is aligned to the strategic growth plan for the city and regionWatch the video
About this course
In this section
The Ulster Law School has an excellent reputation for teaching, research, student support and student development. As well as teaching core competence in legal knowledge, it seeks to develop skills, build confidence and equip students to flourish in suitable employment. It provides a broad-based legal education, situating law in its social context, and an intellectually stimulating learning environment with many specialist optional modules. It also provides a broad range of extra-curricular opportunities, for example study abroad/student exchange, student internships in legal practice, student mentoring from practicing legal professionals. School staff members have received many teaching awards at local and national level, and overall satisfaction as measured in the National Student Survey has been consistently over 90%. In the most recent national research quality exercise, REF 2014, Ulster Law was placed overall 4th in the UK, an illustration of Ulster’s place in the front rank of UK Law Schools. Because of Ulster’s commitment to course accessibility, fees are maintained at a much lower level than for comparable courses elsewhere in the UK.
Diploma in Professional Practice DPP
Diploma in International Academic Studies DIAS
Find out more about placement awards
Each module of study usually involves two hours of lectures plus a one hour seminar each week. In addition, students are required to undertake substantial directed independent learning. Generally, three modules are studied per semester.
- September 2020
We recognise a range of qualifications for admission to our courses. In addition to the specific entry conditions for this course you must also meet the University’s General Entrance Requirements.
In this section
The A Level requirement for this course is a minimum of BBB.
Applied General Qualifications
*** To note that only qualifications defined as “Applied General” will be accepted for entry onto any undergraduate course at Ulster University.***
QCF Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma / OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma (2012 Suite)
Award profile of DDM (to include a minimum of 9 unit Distinctions)
RQF Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma(2016 Suite)
Award profile of DDM
Irish Leaving Certificate
Overall Irish Leaving Certificate profile H3H3H3H3H3.
English Grade H6 (Higher Level) or above, or Grade O4 (Ordinary Level) or above, if not sitting at Higher Level, is required.
The Scottish Highers requirement for this course is BBBCC.
Scottish Advanced Highers
The Scottish Advanced Highers requirement for this course is CCC.
Overall International Baccalaureate profile minimum 26 points (13 at higher level).
Access to Higher Education (HE)
Overall profile of 70% (120 credit Access Course) (NI Access Course).
Overall profile of 24 Distinctions and 21 Merits (60 credit Access Course) (GB Access Course).
You must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements for admission to a first degree course and hold a GCSE pass in English Language at Grade C/grade 4 or above (or equivalent).
Level 2 Certificate in Essential Skills - Communication will be accepted as equivalent to GCSE English.
English Language Requirements
English language requirements for international applicants
The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.
Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.
Additional Entry Requirements
Acceptable alternative qualifications include:
Pass HND with overall Merit to include 60 level 5 credits at Distinction.
Pass HNC with overall Distinction to include 90 level 4 credits at Distinction.
You may also meet the course entry requirements with combinations of different qualifications to the same standard as recognised by the University.
For further information regarding combination offer requirements, please contact Admissions Office staff on T: +44 (0)28 7167 5678 or E: email@example.com
Careers & opportunities
In this section
Our graduates have gone on to study law at Postgraduate level both at Ulster and other institutions (e.g. Masters courses such as the LLM, or doctoral studies, PhD); others are now in practice as Solicitors or Barristers, having completed the Certificate in Professional Legal Studies. Others have pursued careers in related areas such as the Business or Finance sector, Human Resources, Politics, and the Community sector.
Work placement / study abroad
In the third year of their studies students may elect to undertake a year at a partner institution outside the UKunder the Diploma in International Academic Studies.
Accredited by the Bar Standards Board for the purpose of a Qualifying Law Degree.
The qualifying law degree is recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) for the purposes of satisfying the academic stage of training.
Recognised by the Law Society of Northern Ireland (LSNI) for the purpose of a Qualifying Law Degree.
Fees and funding
In this section
Fees (per year)
Important notice - fees information
Fees illustrated are based on 19/20 entry and are subject to an annual increase. Correct at the time of publishing. Terms and conditions apply. Additional mandatory costs are highlighted where they are known in advance. There are other costs associated with university study.
Visit our Fees pages for full details of fees
- Northern Ireland & EU:
- England, Scotland, Wales
and the Islands:
£9,250.00 Discounts available
- £14,060.00 Scholarships available
Additional mandatory costs
Tuition fees and costs associated with accommodation, travel (including car parking charges), and normal living are a part of university life.
Where a course has additional mandatory expenses we make every effort to highlight them. These may include residential visits, field trips, materials (e.g. art, design, engineering) inoculations, security checks, computer equipment, uniforms, professional memberships etc.
We aim to provide students with the learning materials needed to support their studies. Our libraries are a valuable resource with an extensive collection of books and journals as well as first-class facilities and IT equipment. Computer suites and free wifi is also available on each of the campuses.
There will be some additional costs to being a student which cannot be itemised and these will be different for each student. You may choose to purchase your own textbooks and course materials or prefer your own computer and software. Printing and binding may also be required. There are additional fees for graduation ceremonies, examination resits and library fines. Additional costs vary from course to course.
Students choosing a period of paid work placement or study abroad as part of their course should be aware that there may be additional travel and living costs as well as tuition fees.
Please contact the course team for more information.
International Admissions Office
Course Director: Mark Simpson
For more information visit
- The University endeavours to deliver courses and programmes of study in accordance with the description set out in this prospectus. The University’s prospectus is produced at the earliest possible date in order to provide maximum assistance to individuals considering applying for a course of study offered by the University. The University makes every effort to ensure that the information contained in the prospectus is accurate but it is possible that some changes will occur between the date of printing and the start of the academic year to which it relates. Please note that the University’s website is the most up-to-date source of information regarding courses and facilities and we strongly recommend that you always visit the website before making any commitments.
- Although reasonable steps are taken to provide the programmes and services described, the University cannot guarantee the provision of any course or facility and the University may make variations to the contents or methods of delivery of courses, discontinue, merge or combine courses and introduce new courses if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Such circumstances include (but are not limited to) industrial action, lack of demand, departure of key staff, changes in legislation or government policy including changes, if any, resulting from the UK departing the European Union, withdrawal or reduction of funding or other circumstances beyond the University’s reasonable control.
- If the University discontinues any courses, it will use its best endeavours to provide a suitable alternative course. In addition, courses may change during the course of study and in such circumstances the University will normally undertake a consultation process prior to any such changes being introduced and seek to ensure that no student is unreasonably prejudiced as a consequence of any such change.
- The University does not accept responsibility (other than through the negligence of the University, its staff or agents), for the consequences of any modification or cancellation of any course, or part of a course, offered by the University but will take into consideration the effects on individual students and seek to minimise the impact of such effects where reasonably practicable.
- The University cannot accept any liability for disruption to its provision of educational or other services caused by circumstances beyond its control, but the University will take all reasonable steps to minimise the resultant disruption to such services.