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RECOGNISED LAW DEGREES FOR THE PURPOSES OF ADMISSION TO THE

    September 2010

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    QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY BELFAST

    INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONAL

    LEGAL STUDIES

    UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER

    GRADUATE SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL LEGAL

    EDUCATION

    Admission to the Institute of Professional Legal Studies of Queen’s University Belfast and the Graduate School of Professional Legal Education of the University of Ulster

    Entry conditions and requirements for admission

     All applicants must:

     1. Hold a recognised degreein law.

    All recognised law degrees, irrespective of the awarding university, are

    treated on an equal basis. A list of recognised law degrees is attached.

    Please note the section at the beginning of that document, showing the

    requirements for a recognised law degree. Any applicant who is

    studying for (or has obtained) a degree not included on this list, or who

    has not met all the requirements for a recognised law degree, should

    contact the Institute before 15 November for advice. Not all law

    degrees which are recognised in England and Wales are recognised in

    Northern Ireland.

    INTENDING BAR STUDENTS: please note that you must hold a

    degree of NOT LESS THAN SECOND-CLASS HONOURS

    STANDARD.

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    All applicants will be required to supply evidence that they have fulfilled

    all the requirements for a recognised law degree.

Admissions Test

    Applicants for admission will be required to sit an Admissions Test and

    may be required to attend for interview. The Admissions Test is held

    once each year, just before Christmas. Applicants who have been

    unsuccessful and who are re-applying for admission must resit the

    Admissions Test.

    Applications are available by an online application form via the

    University of Ulster’s online application system. Applications will be

    open from 1st September 2010 on www.gsple.ulster.ac.uk.

Closing date

     Applications for admission must be made by 15 November in the

    calendar year preceding intended commencement of vocational training,

    i.e. those hoping to commence bar training at the Institute or a

    solicitor’s apprenticeship in any year must apply by 15 November of the

    previous year.

The Institute of Professional Legal Studies

    Queen's University Belfast

    10 Lennoxvale

    BELFAST BT9 5BY

    Lennoxvale is a turning off the city end of the Malone Road ; 028-9097-5567

    Fax 028-9066-1192

    Email: iplsenquiries@qub.ac.uk

    Website: www.qub.ac.uk/ipls

The Graduate School of Professional Legal Education

    Faculty of Social Sciences

    University of Ulster

    Magee Campus

    LONDONDERRY

    BT48 7JL

    ; 028-7137-5222 or

    028-7137-5489

    Fax: 028 7137 5402

    Email ra.russell@ulster.ac.uk

    Website: www.socsci.ulster.ac.uk/gsple/index.html

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    RECOGNISED LAW DEGREES for the purposes of

    admission to the Institute of Professional Legal Studies of

    Queen’s University Belfast and the Graduate School of

    Professional Legal Education of the University of Ulster

     The degrees appearing on this list are recognised law degrees for the purposes of admission to the Institute of Professional Legal Studies of Queen’s University Belfast and the

    Graduate School of Professional Legal Education of the University of Ulster and

    qualification for the legal profession in Northern Ireland subject to meeting the following requirements:

    (a) that at least two years of the degree must be at degree level;

    (b)(i) that for candidates commencing their law degree after 1 September 2003 a full-time

    degree should normally be completed within one year of the normal period for completion of a particular programme and

     (ii) that a part-time degree should normally be completed within two years of the

    normal period for completion of a particular programme.

     (iii) that for candidates commencing their law degree after 1 September 2009 an external

    or distance learning degree should normally be completed within six years

     (iv) that for candidates commencing their law degree after 1 September 2009 a “graduate entry” external or distance learning degree should normally be completed in a minimum of three years.

    A degree falling outside the periods prescribed at (b) above will only exceptionally be

    recognised by the Council of Legal Education (NI). Exceptional cases should be referred to the Council of Legal Education, with full supporting evidence, to be considered on their merits.

(c) that the following subjects (the “core subjects”) should be included at degree level:

    (i) Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Contract, Tort, Land

    Law, Equity, Evidence* and European Law.

    (ii) Candidates who began their law degrees before 1 September

    1996 may substitute Company Law* in the place of European

    Law.

    (iii)For candidates who commenced their law degrees after September 2001 a

    maximum of two core subjects may be taken outside of the law degree.

    (iv) For candidates who commenced their law degrees after September 2006 subjects

    taken as part of the CPE/GDL or equivalent will be regarded as outside the law

    degree even if the awarding university has granted exemptions in respect of

    those subjects.

    (d) that credit for none of the core subjects listed at (c) above has been obtained through

    APEL (accreditation for prior experiential learning).

    (e) that candidates who began their law degrees after September 2006 and whose

    transcripts show that they have not achieved the relevant pass mark in a core

    subject will be required to take and pass an examination of degree standard in that

    subject (eg take and pass a module offered as part of a recognised law degree); in

    accordance with (c)(iii) above a maximum of two core subjects may be taken outside

    the law degree.

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    (f) that for candidates who began their law degrees after September 2006 the

    maximum number of attempts at a core subject examination permitted should

    normally be three.

     Candidates who have had more than three attempts at a core subject examination

    will only be considered in exceptional circumstances. Exceptional circumstances

    should be referred to the Council of Legal Education, with full supporting evidence,

    to be considered on their merits.

     (g) that, in a joint degree, 160 out of 360 credits (for three-year degrees) or 160 out of

    480 credits of the degree (for four-year degrees) must be law subjects.

    * The Institute holds special examinations each year for trainees who have not

    studied Evidence (and/or Company Law if covered by (c) above) as undergraduates.

    Details may be obtained from the Institute.

    N.B. Candidates’ attention is drawn to the fact that whilst a degree may be recognised for the

    purposes of admission , if it does not carry a normal degree classification (ie first class honours, upper second class honours, lower second class honours, third class honours) it may attract a weighting of “0” in the joint’s selection procedures. (Information on the

    selection procedures may be obtained from the Institute of Professional Legal Studies and

    from the Graduate School of Professional Legal Education. They can also be found on the Institute’s website: www.qub.ac.uk/ipls and the Graduate School’s website:

    www.gsple.ulster.ac.uk.). However, in the case of senior status or graduate entry degrees, if a candidate can provide a transcript (confirmed by the degree-awarding institution)

    showing the marks achieved for each subject, the Institute of Professional Legal Studies will assess an equivalent degree classification for the purposes of the selection procedure.

    Please note that degrees in Scots Law are not recognised

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    University Title of degree Title of degree University

    Aberystwyth Birmingham ; LLB Law ; LLB Law

    (University University ; LLB Law & ; LLB Law with

    College of European Languages French

    Wales) ; BA Law with ; LLB Law with Economics [formerly Business Studies BSc(Econ) Law & ; LLB for Graduates (2-Economics] yr programme) ; BA Law with [formerly LLB Law (2-Politics [formerly yr senior status)] BSc(Econ) Law & ; LLB Law with Political Science] Politics [no longer ; BA Law with offered] Accounting & Finance ; LLB Law & [formerly BSc(Econ) European Law [no Law & Accounting & longer offered] Finance] Bournemouth ; LLB Business Law ; BA Law with University (Sandwich) Business Studies ; LLB Law [formerly BSc(Econ) University of ; LLB (Hons) Law & Business Bradford Studies]

    Bristol ; LLB Law ; BA Law

    University ; LLB Law & French ; BA Law with

    ; LLB Law & German European Languages

    ; LLB European ; BA Law with Welsh

    Legal Studies ; BA Law with

    ; BSc Chemistry & Marketing

    Law ; LLB Law (2-yr

    ; MA Legal Studies senior status)

    (2-yr senior status) Anglia ; LLB Law

    Brunel Polytechnic ; LLB Law* ; BA Combined

    University University ; LLB Business & Honours

    (University of Finance Law* Aston ; BSc Managerial & West London) ; BSc Economics & University Admin Studies (Legal

    Law* (Birmingham) Studies)

    ; BSc Government & Queen’s ; LLB Law

    Law* [last intake 1997] University ; LLB Law &

    ; BSc Sociology & Belfast Accounting

    Law*[last intake 1995] ; LLB Law with *incl sandwich Politics

    Buckingham ; LLB Law* ; LLB Common &

    University ; LLB European Civil Law with French

    Studies* ; LLB Common &

    ; LLB Politics & Civil Law with

    Law* Hispanic Studies

    ; LLB Part-time ; MLegSc. [formerly

    ; LLB Law, Biology BLegSc.] Law

    & Environment* [last (senior status, may be

    graduates 1997] taken part-time) * 2 years duration

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    University Title of degree Title of degree University

    University of East Anglia ; LLB (Hons) Law ; LLB Law

    University Derby ; LLB (Hons) Law ; LLB Law with

    with European Studies German Law &

    Language ; LLB (Hons) Law

    with a Modern ; LLB Law with

    Language French Law &

    Language ; LLB (Hons) Law

    with Criminology ; LLB Law with

    European Legal ; LLB (Hons) (Business

    System Law)

    ; LLB (Hons) in Law ; LLB (Hons)

    with American Law (International Law)

    University of ; LLB (Hons) (Social ; LLB Law

    and Public Law) East London ; LLB [formerly BA] ; LLB (Hons) Part-Law (Major)

    time ; BA Legal Studies

    Trinity College (single honours)* [last ; LLB Law

    intake 2003] Dublin ; LLB Law and

    ; BA (Hons) Legal German

    Studies (major ; LLB Law and

    pathway)* [last intake French

    2003] University ; BCL Law

    ; LLB Part-time College Dublin ; BCL Law with

    ; LLB by Distance Economics

    Learning with ICS ; BCL Law with

    * But not French Law

    ; BA (Hons) Legal ; BCL Law with

    Studies (Joint History

    pathway) or ; BCL Law with

    ; BA (Hons) Legal Philosophy

    Studies (minor ; BCL Law with pathway) Politics

    Essex ; LLB Law ; BCL/Maîtrise University ; LLB English & ; BBLS Business &

    European Law Legal Studies

    ; LLB English & Dundee ; LLB Law* French Law University ; LLB Law* &

    ; LLB Law & Languages [formerly

    Philosophy LLB Law* (with

    Erasmus Exchange)] ; LLB Law & Politics ; LLB Law and ; LLB Law & Human

    Accounting* Rights ; LLB Law * - Exeter ; LLB Law

    accelerated studies University ; LLB European Law *must have taken English ; LLB with European Law options Study

    Durham ; LLB Law ; BA (Law) Law & University ; BA Law & Society

    Economics ; BA (Law) ; BA Law & Politics Chemistry & Law ; BA Law & ; LLB Law (2-yr

    Sociology senior status) ; LLB European University ; LLB Law Legal Studies College Galway ; BCL Law

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    University Title of degree Title of degree University

    University of Hull University ; LLB Law ; LLB Law

    Glamorgan ; LLB Part-time ; LLB Law with

    French University of ; LLB Law

    ; LLB Law with Greenwich ; BA Law

    German (London)

    ; LLB Law (European London See under London

    Legal Studies) Guildhall Metropolitan University

    University ; LLB Law with

    Philosophy University of ; LLB Law (not the

    ; LLB Law with Hertfordshire accelerated

    Philosophy (European programme)

    Legal Studies) ; BSc Combined

    ; LLB Law with Studies

    Politics [formerly LLB ; BA Social Science

     Law & Politics] ; BA Business Studies

    ; LLB Law with (Law Major)

    Politics (European ; LLB Part-time

    Legal Studies) University of ; LLB Law [formerly LLB - Law Huddersfield ; LLB Business Law & Politics (European ; BA Law & Legal Studies)] Accountancy ; LLB (Hons) with ; LLB (Hons) Criminology European Legal ; LLB (Hons) Studies Commercial Law ; LLB Part-time ; LLB (Hons) ; LLB Law (2-yr Commercial Law senior status) (European Legal

    Studies)

    ; LLB (Hons)

    International Law

    ; LLB (Hons)

    International Law

    (European Legal

    Studies)

    ; LLB (including

    Foundation English

    Language)

    ; LLB (Hons) Law with

    Business

    ; LLB Senior Status

    ; LLB (Hons) Law with

    Spanish Law and

    Language

    ; LLB Collaborative

    Programme with INTI

    College Malaysia

    ; MJur Master of

    Jurisprudence;

    Continued in next column

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    University Title of degree Title of degree University

    ; LLB Part-time Hull continued Kingston ; LLB Law

    ; LLB (Hons) University ; LLB Law with

    Commercial Law French

    (Part-Time) ; LLB Law with ; LLB (Hons) German

    International Law ; LLB Law with

    (Part-Time) French/German/

    ; MJur Master of Spanish Studies

    Jurisprudence (Part-; LLB Law with Time) ; European Studies ; LLB Law & ; LLB Law with Sociology [last intake Business 2004] ; BA Part-time ; LLB Law & (Combined Studies) Sociology (European ; BA Accounting & Legal Studies) [last Law [last awarded intake 2004] 2001] ;see NB on page 2 But not BA Law Keele ; BA Law & another University of ; LLB Law University subject (all degrees at Central ; LLB Law & French the University of Lancashire ; LLB Law & German Keele are Joint ; BA Law (Combined Honours where a Honours) degree is designated ; BSc Law (Combined as Law this will Honours) constitute a recognised ; LLB Part-time law degree subject to Lancaster ; LLB Law the requirements set University ; LLB European out on page 1 of this Legal Studies list) ; LLB International Kent University ; LLB Law Studies (Canterbury) ; LLB English & ; LLB Law & French Law Criminology [In order ; LLB English & to meet the German Law requirement for 160 ; LLB English & credits out of 360 Italian Law credits to be law ; LLB English & subjects, candidates Spanish Law must within the ; LLB European degree study all the Legal Studies core subjects except ; BA Joint Honours Evidence.] BA Combined Leeds ; LLB Law Studies [no longer Metropolitan ; LLB Part-time offered] University ; BA Law with

    Information

    Technology (full-time

    and part-time) [the

    route to this degree

    which commences

    with the HND in Law

    with Information

    Technology is not

    recognised]

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    Leeds Liverpool ; LLB Law ; LLB Law University University ; LLB Law (Graduate ; LLB English and

    programme) French Laws [formerly

    LLB Law & French] ; LLB English Law

    ; LLB English and with a European Law

    German Laws ; LLB Law & Chinese [formerly LLB Law & Studies German] ; LLB Law &

    UNIVERSITY OF LONDON Japanese Studies

    University of ; LLB Law ; LLB Law & French

    London ; BSc Management Studies

    External with Law ; LLB Law (2-yr

    Degree senior status) [last ; LLB Law (2-yr

    intake 1994] senior status)

    ; LLM Law (2-yr Birkbeck ; LLB Part-time

    senior status) [last College London ; LLB (3-yr senior intake 1994] status) ; LLM Law (Graduate King’s College ; LLB Law programme) London ; LLB English & Leicester ; LLB Law French Law University ; LLB Law with ; LLB Law with French German Law ; LLB Law with ; LLB Law with European Studies European Studies ; LLB Law - London School ; LLB Law International of Economics ; LLB Law with ; BA Law & & Political French Economics Science ; LLB Law & University of ; LLB Law Anthropology Limerick ; LLB Law and ; LLB Law & European Studies Government ; BA Law and ; LLB Law with Accounting German [no longer ; LLB graduate entry offered]

    ; LLB part-time School of ; LLB Law evening programme Oriental & ; BA Law & Another University of ; LLB (formerly BA) African Studies Discipline

    Lincoln Law & another subject London ; BA Law & a [formerly (all LLB (formerly Language Humberside & BA) Law degrees at Queen Mary & ; LLB Law Lincolnshire] the University of Westfield ; LLB English & Lincoln are Law College London European Law Major and are ; LLB Law with recognised law German Language degrees subject to the ; BA Law & requirements set out Economics on page 1 of this list) ; BA Law & Politics Liverpool John ; LLB Law ; BA Law & German Moores ; LLB Part-time ; LLB Law (2-yr University senior status)

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