Queen’s University Belfast is a public research university in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Queen’s is a member of the Russell Group of leading research intensive universities, the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the European University Association, Universities Ireland and Universities UK.
The Law School
Law has been studied and taught at Queens since 1845. We are proud of our long and distinguished record of achievement in both education and research. In recent years, we have expanded further and built a reputation as one of the leading Law Schools in the UK: ranked 11th in the UK for Law (The Guardian University Guide, 2015).
The School has particular research strengths in public law; constitutional law; corporate governance; commercial law; environmental law; human rights; and criminal justice, as well as common law. Our research activities have impacted nationally and internationally through a diverse range of projects ranging from slavery and trafficking, to the Hillsborough disaster, offender reintegration and desistance, and the role of judges in post-conflict settings. Staff have also made valuable contributions to vital public policy discussions in Northern Ireland in areas such as socio-economic rights, reform of criminal justice and policing, and amnesties and truth and prosecution models. Due to the devolved nature of government in Northern Ireland we offer unique opportunities for study and research.
The LLM programme
The School of Law offers a range of high-quality taught postgraduate programmes that connect to our research strengths and international links. We house a large and dynamic postgraduate community and postgraduate education is an integral part of the life of the School.