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The Magee Law programme is designed to fulfil your academic and professional aspirations.
Study Law with Human Resource Management at Ulster University in the United Kingdom.
The School of Law seeks to achieve excellence in teaching, research and professional development. The School provides a range of LLB courses, all of which are Qualifying Law Degrees (QLDs) for the purposes of the legal professions, as well as a range of postgraduate courses. Students at Ulster have the opportunity to draw upon the expertise of an internationally recognised group of researchers. Law research at Ulster was awarded a ‘5’ rating in the UK government’s national Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2001 (only a small number of institutions were awarded the higher 5*rating). Law at the University of Ulster further excelled in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise. Ulster was ranked in the top 14 Law Units (out of 67) in the UK.
The Campus: Located in Derry~Londonderry, the Magee campus is named after the College founded by Martha Magee in 1845. It is located only a short walk along the River Foyle away from the city walls and comprises a mixture of historical and new buildings and modern and traditional facilities. Teaching strengths include business, computing, creative technologies, nursing, Irish language and literature, social sciences, law, psychology, peace and conflict studies and the performing arts.
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About this course
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A total of 12 law modules are studied over the course of three years (full-time). These modules include the core law modules needed for Qualifying Law Degree Status. The rest of your degree will consist of 6 modules in your minor subject.
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 A Level requirement for this course is BBB.
Overall BTEC award profile is DDM (to include 9 Distinctions).
Overall BTEC award profile [Enter overall profile].
Irish Leaving Certificate
Overall Irish Leaving Certificate profile BBBBB.
The Scottish Highers requirement for this course is AABCC.
Scottish Advanced Highers
The Scottish Advanced Highers requirement for this course is BBB.
Overall International Baccalaureate profile minimum of 26 points (13 at higher level).
Access to Higher Education (HE)
Overall Access Profile 70%.
GCSE Profile to include CGSE English Language grade C or above (or equivalent).
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.
Exemptions and transferability
The professional bodies that accredit LLB degrees place restrictions on the extent to which credit can be given for study undertaken on other courses and/or at other institutions. Provided that a candidate has met the standard entrance requirements for the course, consideration will be given (subject to these restrictions) to an application to transfer or for exemption from specific modules. No transfer or exemption is possible at level 6.
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.
Fees and funding
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Fees (per year)
- Northern Ireland & EU:
- England, Scotland & Wales:
Additional mandatory costs
Tuition fees and costs associated with accommodation, travel and normal living are a part of university life.
Where a course has additional mandatory expenses we make every effort to highlight them in the online prospectus. 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.
T: +44 (0) 28 7167 5434
Course Director: John Thompson
T: +44 (0) 28 7167 5551