Law - General - LLM

Key programme benefits to future students
It prepares students for an enriching, challenging and rewarding career both within the legal profession and beyond.

LLM students can design their own degree to develop a deeper understanding of a wide range of specialised and advanced topics, availing all the while of the nationally- and internationally-recognised expertise of School of Law faculty.

The LLM General degree at the University of Limerick has an outstanding reputation both nationally and internationally. It was previously named ‘GradIreland Postgraduate Course of the Year in Law. The judges’ feedback on the LLM General spoke to the quality of the programme: ‘Excellent course with fantastic stakeholder collaborations and a strong focus on employability’.

Key Fact: The School of Law, UL is ranked in the top 200-250 Law Schools in the world, according to the latest QS World University Rankings (2020).

Subjects taught

Autumn Modules
• Advanced Legal Research Skills
• Choose 3 electives from the optional module list

Optional Modules
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 | Advanced Constitutional Law; Judicial Power and Constitutional Interpretation.

Spring Modules
• Dissertation Methodology
• Choose 3 electives from the optional module list

Optional Modules
Counter Terrorism Law and 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 Modules
• Dissertation

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

Preparing your Application:
1. Research your programme: Each postgraduate programme at University of Limerick is unique. Explore your course content, duration, fees, and entry requirements on

2. Check Eligibility: Ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria for the course you are interested in. This usually includes your undergraduate degree award, subject specialities, English language proficiency (for non-native speakers), and any specific requirements for the course.

3. Prepare Documents: Gather all the necessary documents. This typically includes your academic transcripts, CV, personal statement, and references. If English is not your first language, you’ll also need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency.

4. Online Application: Once you are ready to apply, visit your postgraduate programme page on and use the Apply Now button to access UL’s online application system. You will need to create an account if you are a new user.

5. Complete the Application: Fill in the application form with all the required details. This will include personal information and academic history.

6. Upload Documents: Upload all the necessary documents that you prepared earlier. Make sure they are clear and legible.

7. Submit Application: Review your application thoroughly to ensure all information is correct and then submit your application. The application fee for your postgraduate application is €50. This includes an option to choose a second choice.

8. Track Your Application: After submission, you can track the status of your application through the online application system.

9. Interview: Depending on the programme, you may be invited for an interview. This could be in person or online.

10. Acceptance: If your application is successful, you will receive an offer email from the university. You will need to accept this offer to secure your place.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and places offered to successful candidates. This means that it’s a good idea to apply as early as possible to increase your chances of securing a place.

Please note that these steps are a general guide and the exact process may vary depending on the specific programme and your individual circumstances. Always check the University of Limerick website or contact the postgraduate admissions department for the most accurate and up-to-date information.


1 year full-time, 2 years part-time, on-campus.

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Graduate careers
Graduates have pursued careers in the legal professions, research and academia, corporate sector and public affairs roles.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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