7 taught Masters starting this September at the School of Law. Applications open
We are proud at the School of Law, to offer seven different Taught Masters pathways for our law students. Our course tutors are hands-on and offer dynamic routes tailored to each student through the Masters (taught).
We are proud at the School of Law, to offer seven different Taught Masters pathways for our law students. Our course tutors are hands-on and offer dynamic routes tailored to each student through the Masters (taught). Below, we outline the details of the courses we offer and provide links to recent webinars we held for each pathway so that you can catch up on any webinar you might have missed but that you might be interested in. Our applications for study starting this September remain open.
Our LLM in Criminology and Criminal Justice is led by Professor Graham Ellison, you can find out more details about the programme at this (link). This exciting, stimulating and topical postgraduate degree programme in Criminology and Criminal Justice is taught by internationally-recognised scholars and researchers who offer students a wide introduction to the study of crime and criminal justice in contemporary society. Staff members have strong links with local criminal justice agencies and community organisations as well as extensive comparative and international expertise, providing for a unique student experience. Key research strengths of the teaching staff lie in the following areas:
-Community Safety and Crime Prevention
-Crime and the Life Course
The LLM in Criminology and Criminal Justice is designed to appeal to prospective students with an academic or professional interest in criminology or criminal justice.
Our LLM in International Human Rights Law in led by Professor Colin Harvey, and you can find out more at this (link). The protection of human rights at the international and national levels is a relatively new branch of law. There has been a huge growth in the number and variety of human rights standards set out in international treaties, in national constitutions and so-called 'soft-law' documents.These standards are not always fully implemented and the mechanisms for trying to get them implemented are sometimes defective. The LLM in International Human Rights Law provides students with an opportunity to gain an in-depth appreciation of global human rights standards and the interrelationship between international standards and national practice. In particular, we consider ways in which human rights could be protected more effectively so that human beings everywhere can realise their full human dignity.
Our LLM in International Commercial and Business Law is led by Dr Dieter Pesendorfer, and you can find out more details at this (link). The LLM International Commercial and Business Law is designed as a research-led programme for graduates from law and related disciplines who aim to specialise in commercial law, international trade and cross-border business transactions from a socio-legal perspective. It will help you understand and master the highly dynamic and complex legal and regulatory regimes governing international business and the global economy. If you aim for a career in corporate, financial or commercial law, our programme will equip you with solid knowledge and an advanced understanding of the key principles, rules and practices in areas such as corporate governance, corporate law, competition law, financial law, and trade law. With support from leading academics throughout this LLM, you will be able to develop a broad set of relevant skills that will allow you to contribute to legal problem solving in key areas of commercial and business law.
Our LLM in Law in led by Dr Peter Doran, and you can find out more at this (link). This course provides ambitious graduates with a highly flexible approach to advanced legal studies, focused on the School of Law's specialisms in criminal justice, European law, public and environmental governance, human rights and international business. The programme reflects the School’s global orientation and its culture of critical enquiry and as such we encourage you to devise the pathway that best suits your scholarly interests and your career ambitions.
Our Master's in Law is led by Dr Louise Rhodes, and you can find out more at this (link). The Masters in Law MLaw is an accelerated two-year, full-time (or four-year part-time) postgraduate degree in law. It is designed for graduates in a discipline other than Law who wish to obtain a Law degree for professional practice for England & Wales and Northern Ireland or in aid of other career goals. The MLaw is recognised by the Law Society and the Bar Council as a qualifying law degree for practice in Northern Ireland, England and Wales. Students hoping to practise in another jurisdiction should contact that jurisdiction's regulatory body.
Our LLM in Law and Technology in led by Dr Ciarán O'Kelly, and you can find out more at this (link). This advanced programme helps students gain a deep appreciation of how law interacts with technological innovation. What social challenges are posed by technological change? How does law address those challenges? And what impact does technological innovation have on the practice of law? Drawing on the School of Law’s substantial profile in technology, e-governance, intellectual property and innovation, students on the programme have the opportunity to develop specialist expertise in law, governance and the ‘fourth industrial revolution.’
Our LLM in Intellectual Property Law is led by Professor Giancarlo Frosio, and you can find out more at this (link). The LLM in Intellectual Property Law at the School of Law, Queen's University Belfast, is an innovative programme that offers a unique focus on the intersection of globalisation, creative industries, health and life sciences, new technological challenges, and fundamental rights in the field of intellectual property law. The programme will provide students with a general overview of IP law through three core modules and a flexible structure, which allows students to tailor their studies to their specific interests and career goals with three major tracks, including IP and global trade, IP and digital tech, global innovation and public interest. The programme provides a global perspective on the legal issues involved in protecting and promoting intellectual property rights, as well as an in-depth exploration of the ways in which these rights intersect with technological challenges, competing fundamental rights, and IP social function.
If you have any questions about any of these courses, please do feel free to send us an email enquiry, or contact the programme lead for each pathway and they would be happy to help you with your query. We hope to see you in the new semester.