Law - General - LLM

The LLM General is designed to enhance students' legal skills and enrich their knowledge of a variety of legal subjects across a broad spectrum from Criminology to Family law, from Global Competition Law to Human Rights Law. It is suited to those looking for an advanced legal education but who do not wish to focus on a single branch of law. The programme is designed to facilitate students in developing their own unique profile, allowing students to combine diverse branches of the law for their postgraduate study.

Subjects taught

Autumn Semester

• Advanced Legal Research Skills

Three electives from:
• Law of International Trade Organisations
• Law of International Business Associations
• Comparative International Protection of Human Rights Law
• International Business Transactions
• Criminal Justice Processes and Sentencing
• Law of the European Convention of Human Rights
• Penology and Victimology
• Regulatory Crime
• Contemporary Challenges in Medical Law and Ethics

Spring Semester
• Dissertation Methodology

Three electives from:
• Counter Terrorism & International Business
• Global Competition Law
• International Labour Law
• Comparative & European Criminal Justice
• Law of Credit and Security
• International Protection of Intellectual Property Rights
• International Criminal Law
• Policing and Human Rights
• Criminology
• International Perspectives on Property Law
• International Tort Law and Business
• Advanced Family Law: Standpoint and Rights-Based Perspectives

Summer Semester
• Dissertation

Part Time Programme Content Part-time students complete the programme over a 24 month period by taking two modules in both the autumn and spring semesters of each year, before completing a dissertation in the summer semester of the second year. The module selection for each semester will be by agreement with the Course Director.

The LLM Law General won Postgraduate course of the Year (Law category) 2017 at the GradIreland Higher Education Awards, where judges commended the programmes excellence in teaching and its employability post graduation.

Entry requirements

A second class honours in an undergraduate law degree or in another primary degree in which the legal component accounts for at least 50% of the whole programme (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) will be required for enrolment on this Masters programme. In exceptional circumstances an applicant who cannot satisfy the undergraduate requirement may be accepted on the basis of relevant professional experience.

If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice
If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:
• English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
• English language competency certificate

Application dates

Application Deadlines

Taught Programmes
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basies but specific programmes have individual closing dates which can be found on our on-line prospectus

Research Programmes
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis for research programmes. The applications for Research programmes are review each month by the Postgraduate Research Committee.


1 year Full-time or 2 years Part-time.

Enrolment dates

Start Date: 09/Sep/2019

Post Course Info

Graduate Profile
Our graduates will be very attractive to employers not only throughout Europe—including the institutions of the European Union and the Council of Europe—and North America, but around the world. The programme's balanced, comprehensive curriculum ensures that graduates bring added value to both employers and clients. This is true whether they wish to be a practising solicitor or barrister or seek employment in academia, governmental agencies, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), or private industry.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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