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03 April 2019

Ulster University Law School Postgraduate Courses

The School offers a number of postgraduate courses, including masters programmes some with the multiple award-winning Ulster Law Clinic and the Transitional Justice Institute (TJI).

In addition, we offer a number of shorter courses in employment law and law tech.

Thanks to full-time and part-time offerings, University discounts, flexible payments and student loans this option has never been more accessible (see below).

·         LLM Access to Justice

The LLM in Access to Justice (A2J) is a distinct and unique clinical legal education course in Northern Ireland and on the island of Ireland, there being no comparable courses at undergraduate or postgraduate level. The course gives students the opportunity to develop legal advice and advocacy skills by allowing them to represent appellants in Industrial and Social Security Tribunals.

Course Director: John McCord

·         LLM International Commercial Law and ADR

This LLM degree programme is relevant to both aspiring and current legal and business professionals wishing to gain specialisation and enhance career opportunities in Commercial Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).  It has been developed in consultation with industry experts and in response to their employment needs. 

Course Director: John Keers

·         LLM Gender, Conflict and Human Rights

The LLM Gender, Conflict and Human Rights draws on the established research excellence of the Transitional Justice Institute to deliver a world-leading master’s programme in the field. This programme has been developed to enable students to gain a systematic understanding, in-depth knowledge and critical awareness of the differential experiences of women and men of human rights norms and institutions, especially in conflict and post-conflict situations.

Course Director: Siobhán Wills

·         LLM Human Rights Law and Transitional Justice

The LLM course draws on the expertise of the based at the Transitional Justice Institute, offering an LLM degree which is designed to give students a unique lens on the study of human rights in the contemporary international moment. Using the local Northern Ireland political and legal context as a starting point the course will imbue students with a working knowledge of international norms and principles, while at the same time encouraging students to move beyond the local to reflect critically on present international law norms and their application to other situations and contexts. 

Course Director: Siobhán Wills

·         Postgraduate Certificate in Employment Law and Practice

The overall aim of this course is to promote and develop skills and research in the field of employment law. On successful completion of this course students will be able to: Develop an understanding of the core concepts of employment law and how they relate to practice. Learn the skills and processes required to qualify them to practice in the employment law field as HR professionals/lawyers. Develop the ability to reflect critically on and learn from their practice; and more.

Course Director: Esther McGuinness

·         Short Course: Law Tech in Practice 2019

Learn about the developments in legal technology and innovations in legal practice, online document management, smart contracts and dispute resolution arising from the application of A.I., introducing basics of legal coding, blockchain, e-discovery, privacy and encryption.  

This 6 week course is aimed at Lawyers, Legal Service Providers and Technologists with an interest in law.


·         Postgraduate Fees, Discounts and Student Loans

All courses are offered on a full-time and part-time basis. The University has a number of flexible payment options and discounts for alumni and up-front payment.

In addition student loans are now available for postgraduate study making this an ever more attractive option:



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