The minimum academic requirement for admission to a research degree programme is normally an Upper Second Class Honours degree from a UK or ROI HE provider, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Further information can be obtained by contacting the School.
Months of entry
The School of Law at Queen's has a long and distinguished record of achievement in both education and research. The production of world-leading and internationally excellent research in Human Rights, Governance, Criminology and Criminal Justice, and Common Law explains why the School of Law at Queen's is now rated as one of the leading centres of legal research in the UK.
Postgraduate education is an integral part of the life of the School, which plays host to a strong and dynamic postgraduate community. Research undertaken is currently shaping global and local debates within legal scholarship.
The Law School provides a rich and vibrant context for legal research. The key research strengths are:
- Corporate Governance
- Criminal Justice
- Human Rights
- Judicial Activism
- Public Policy
- Sustainable Development/Environmental Law
Information for international students
For information on international qualification equivalents please select Your Country from the list on our International Students website.
Additional Information for International Students
International students wishing to apply to Queen's University Belfast (and for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes.
Evidence of an IELTS* score of 7.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required.
*Taken within the last 2 years.
For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see our website
Fees and funding
Applicants should refer to the relevant School's website for information. Details may be found here.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Dr Graham Ellison
- 028 9097 3842