Law - International Commercial Law

The programme will be particularly attractive to law graduates who wish to develop a specialisation in commercial law, and especially an ability to understand and apply commercial law in multi-jurisdictional scenarios. The programme will enhance the career prospects of graduates, those starting careers in the legal professions, legal advisers to commercial entities and any lawyers whose work will involve cross border commercial relations.

Subjects taught

Programme Content:
Autumn Semester:
• Advanced Legal Research Skills
• Law of International Trade Organisations
• International Business Associations
• International Business Transactions

Spring Semester:
• Dissertation Methodology

3 electives from:
• Global Competition Law
• Counter Terrorism Law & International Business
• International Protection of Intellectual Property Rights
• International Labour Law
• Law of Credit and Security
• International Tort Law and Business

Summer Semester:
• Dissertation

This degree can be taken on a full time or a part time basis.

Full Time Programme Content
Full time students complete the programme over a period of 12 months by taking four modules in both the autumn and spring semesters, before completing a dissertation during the summer semester.

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.

Entry requirements

The requirements below are the minimum entry requirements set by the University. Each taught postgraduate programme has particular entry requirements, therefore, applicants should consult the individual programme entries for further details.

Applicants for a Master's programme must normally have a first or second class Level 8 honours degree (NFQ or other internationally recognised equivalents) in a relevant or appropriate subject, or equivalent prior learning that is recognised by the University as meeting this requirement. Applicants must also satisfy the English Language Requirements of the University. The University reserves the right to shortlist and interview applicants as deemed necessary.

Garda Clearance Requirements
Student Vetting

Offers of places on programmes that require garda clearance will be provisional pending the outcome of the Garda vetting process. Garda vetting documents will be sent to all applicants offered places on the programme.

Application dates

How to apply:
1. Choose your programme.
2. Check closing date for the programme.
3. Apply online at
4. Have your supporting documentation ready to upload.
5. Pay the application fee (€35 online / €40 bank draft or cheque).
6. Submit your application.

What to Include with your Application:
- Qualification transcripts and certificates

- A copy of your birth certificate or passport

- 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


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

Enrolment dates

Start Date: 09/Sep/2019

Post Course Info

Graduate Profile
Recent graduates of the programme are employed in a variety of enterprises, such as McCann Fitzgerald solicitors, Airbus (UK) and Ulster Bank. All of our graduates are prized by employers as they provide added value to their employer and clients, whether in a traditional law firm, as a practising solicitor/barrister, in private industry or with governmental agencies.

More details
  • Qualification letters


  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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