Queen’s University Belfast – Law School / JD (Juris Doctor)


We have worked hard at establishing a premier JD programme (and the only one in the UK, Europe, and Ireland) with the aim of recruiting outstanding candidates. Our aim is to produce graduates who are adept not just at the practical side of legal work but also well versed in advanced and original research. We do not require a LSAT; however, do invite applicants to submit a personal statement outlining work experience, volunteering experience, and also current interests in law.

For Queen’s ‘unique selling point’, while there is much I can say about QUB and Belfast in general, our JD programme in Queen’s University, Belfast is comparable to the type of education you would receive at a Canadian or American law school.

Our JD programme is unique and I would be delighted to answer your questions in relation to the JD programme in particular and life, in general, about studying in Belfast with us. For your convenience, I have included our School website link including our new and exciting video for the JD programme which also outlines the course structure www.qub.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate-research/law-juris-doctor-jd/ .  Applicants should normally have a 2.1 Honours degree (GPA 3.0/4.0) or above. Applications can be made via the online direct application portal at dap.qub.ac.uk/portal/user/u_login.php

Students may find that they need assistance or guidance with some aspects of the programme, we will be very happy to offer you a personalised assistance, from guiding you to certain websites such as applying for campus accommodation, general everyday activities, and if you feel energetic, by joining our new state-of-the-art, Queen’s Sport www.queenssport.com/ . Within the University, The McClay Library is our flagship building and I’ve included a website link for students to view the excellent state of the art facilities we have available www.qub.ac.uk/about/Campus-and-facilities/The-McClay-Library/ . On the approach to examination periods, the Library is open 24 hours, seven days a week.

Each year, the International Office offers generous international scholarships on tuition costs in Year 1. No separate scholarship application form is required and I would encourage students to make an application for the programme as early as possible to be considered of scholarships..

We have excellent on-site facilities law.qub.ac.uk/schools/SchoolofLaw/ and the programme provides students with a world-class legal education, which prepares them for the global and international environment in which they will provide legal advice. You can take a Virtual Tour of our Law School at www.qub.ac.uk/schools/SchoolofLaw/about/facilities/

In addition, I’ve also included a really useful website link to the video for Belfast: Student City www.qub.ac.uk/home/StudyatQueens/LifeinBelfast/.  Information regarding Student accommodation can be accessed via www.stayatqueens.com/ and applications are now open.

We look forward to answering any questions you may have. Please join us on Facebook and Twitter at the following link to keep up-to-date with information go.qub.ac.uk/qublawfacebook.

I do hope you have enjoyed the blog and please contact me if you’d like to hear further about any of our law courses.

Heather Kinning
Postgraduate Research Administrator


Tel: +44 (0)28 9097 5122
Email: JD-enquiries@qub.ac.uk


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