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The Magee Law Programme is designed to fulfil your academic and professional aspirations.
Study Law with Accounting at Ulster University in the United Kingdom.
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 deliver this primary objective.
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About this course
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The primary aim of the course is to prepare students for the qualifying degrees for vocational or practice training programmes for solicitors and barristers. Students are expected to undertake 9 core law modules in order to satisfy the requirements for qualifying law degrees that are prerequisite for vocational training for legal practice either as solicitors or barristers in Northern Ireland and England & Wales. The completion of the 'jurisprudence module' by single honours students would enable them to apply for professional legal education in the Republic of Ireland. Additionally, the course teaches core knowledge for the development of critical skills that range from advocacy, reasoning, negotitation, problems solving and reflective learning.
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 2016
- August 2017
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.
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The Subject Committee will consider a range of qualifications, experience and other evidence of ability to complete the course satisfactorily when considering applications for part-time study.
Overall BTEC award profile: BTEC National Diploma = DDM.
Irish Leaving Certificate
Overall Irish Leaving Certificate profile: a minimum of BBBBB.
The Scottish Highers requirement for this course is a minimum of AABCC.
Scottish Advanced Highers
The Scottish Advanced Highers requirement for this course is a minimum of AABCC.
Overall International Baccalaureate profile: minimum of 26 points (13 at higher level).
Access to Higher Education (HE)
Overall Access Profile = 70%.
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 or above (or equivalent). The Faculty of Social Sciences will accept Essential Skills Level 2 Communication as equivalent to GCSE English Language.
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.
Teaching and learning assessment
The principal teaching methods are lecture, seminar and independent learning. Typically, lecture comprises a two-hour interactive teaching involving oral presentations by the lecturer. The seminar session is typically for one hour, and it involves interactive discussions of answers and solutions to assigned tasks. Additionally, students are expected to carry on independent study in the library and at homes.
Assessment methods range from coursework, written examination, to class presentations. Assessments are moderated and sent to external examiners. Each module handbook contains information on the assessment criteria for the module.
Careers & opportunities
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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.
Recognised by the Law Society of Northern Ireland (LSNI) 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.
Accredited by the Bar Standards Board for the purpose of a Qualifying Law Degree.
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Course Director: John Thompson
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