Law - Graduate Entry - LLB

The two-year LLB programme is a postgraduate programme that is designed to provide a legal education to graduates in disciplines other than law. It is increasingly the case that graduates in disciplines such as Business Studies, Public Administration, Arts and Engineering wish to supplement their studies with a legal education. Entrants are drawn from two sources: graduates who seek admission immediately on the completion of their primary degrees and mid-career professionals whose career prospects would be enhanced by having a law degree. The core of the programme consists of law modules taken in common with the other specialist law programmes offered by the School of Law.

An applicant who has studied a substantial number of law modules in their primary degree may be eligible for exemptions and may complete the degree in one year. Exemptions are subject to the approval of the Course Director and are decided on a case-by-case basis.

Subjects taught

Year 1

Semester 1
• Contract Law 1
• Criminal Law 1
• Constitutional Law 1
• Law of Torts 1
• Legal System and Method

Semester 2
• Contract Law 2
• Criminal Law 2
• Constitutional Law 2
• Elective 1*
• Elective 2*

Law of Torts 2
Law of Evidence
Administrative Law
Sport and the Law
Comparative Legal Systems
Commercial Law.

Year 2

Semester 1
Choose five modules from:
(not to include electives taken in Semester 2 of Year 1)
• Law of the European Union 1*
• Company Law 1*
• Equity and Trusts 1*
• Land Law 1*
• Final Year Project
• Commercial Law
• Child Law
• Media Law

Semester 2
Choose five modules from:
(not to include electives taken in Semester 2 of Year 1)
• Law of the European Union 2*
• Company Law 2*
• Equity and the Law of Trusts 2*
• Land Law 2*
• Final Year Project
• Administrative Law*
• Sport and the Law
• Comparative Legal Systems
• Law of Evidence Jurispridence

All electives are subject to resourcing and scheduling requirements that alter from year to year. No commitment is given to offering any specific elective in any year. Students will be advised that their choice of electives may impact upon professional body exemption, where relevant.

*Elective subjects required for entry to Kings Inns if interested in a career in at the Bar.

Entry requirements

Primary degree or equivalent in a discipline other than law (Primary Degree: Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland). Places on the programme are limited and entry is competitive.

Please note that this is a level 8 qualification (undergraduate).

Application dates

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


2 years full time.

Post Course Info

Graduate Profile
The programme aims to equip students with the substantive knowledge and analytical and transferable skills necessary to pursue a successful career in law. The programme also provides the foundations for further doctoral research in both private and public law.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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