Law - LLB

The LLB offers all the subjects currently required for the entrance examinations to the legal professions (solicitors and barristers) in Ireland. Furthermore, by choosing certain subjects, students can also become eligible for exemptions in relation to entry to the legal professions in England and Wales. In addition, all students are required to take a core module designed to equip them with critical legal research, writing and presentation skills.

The programme is offered during daytime hours and may be taken over:

• Two years, full-time (120 credits);
• Three years, full-time (180 credits), wide range of optional modules;
• Four years, part-time (180 credits), wide range of optional modules;

The three-year and four-year versions of the programme give students the opportunity to tailor their studies to their own requirements, by choosing from a wide range of optional modules.

1. Provides a route to qualifying as a lawyer for graduates from any discipline.

2. Students who choose the three- or four-year option can develop their own personal programme of study, choosing from a wide range of modules taught by acknowledged experts in their fields.

3. Flexibility: Students may take the programme over two, three or four years, which will facilitate students' responsibilities at work and at home.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
The prerequisite for admission to the LLB Programme is an approved Level 8 degree in any discipline at Second Class Honours level or above. In certain circumstances, an approved professional qualification or experience may be accepted in lieu of a degree. Those holding a relevant practical law degree or who have studied law modules at third level may be granted appropriate exemptions.

Application dates

WHEN TO APPLY: University of Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis.


COURSE INSTANCE(S): 1BOL2, 2 years; 1BL1, 3 years; 1BL2, 4 years

2 years, full-time; 3 years, full-time, which may be extended to 4 years, part-time (daytime classes only)

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Career Opportunities
Many of our graduates today run successful practices as solicitors or barristers. Other graduates have found employment and advanced their careers in a variety of areas, such as administration, financial services, business, the media and social work.

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  • Qualification letters

    LLB (Bachelor of Laws)

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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