Law - Practitioner - LLM

The LLM (Practitioner) is an innovative master's degree course developed collaboratively between the School of Law, UCC and the Law Society of Ireland. The course aims to help practicing legal professionals gain an internationally recognised master's degree in a flexible manner, individually tailored to their interests. The course can be completed over a minimum of 12 months full time or a maximum of 36 months part-time.

Why Choose This Course
Qualified applicants who have Law Society Diplomas may, on application, request an exemption from 10 credits. Applicants can request an exemption from up to 20 non-UCC credits. In advance of full registration for the degree, qualified candidates can opt to take up to 20 credits on an occasional basis.

Entry requirements

The course is open to qualified solicitors and barristers with a minimum of two years full-time post-qualification professional legal experience.

If you are applying with Qualifications obtained outside Ireland and you wish to verify if you meet the minimum academic and English language requirements for this programme please click online to view the grades comparison table by country and for details of recognised English language tests.

Assessment Info

You will be examined by continuous assessment throughout the year and your dissertation must be submitted in September.

Subjects taught

Core Module (30 credits)
LW6565 LLM Dissertation (Practitioner) (30 credits)

Elective Modules (60 credits)

Students select a maximum of 60 credits from the following, to complete the requisite number of credits to total 90 credits (depending on the exemptions allowed – see Exemptions at the Point of Entry):
LW6507 Comparative Family Property Law (5 credits)
LW6529 Information Rights Law (10 credits)
LW6536 Intellectual Property Law (10 credits)
LW6541 Electronic Commerce Law (10 credits)
LW6544 Criminology (10 credits)
LW6545 Penology (10 credits)
LW6546 Juvenile Justice (10 credits)
LW6549 International Children's Rights (10 credits)
LW6550 International Criminal Law (10 credits)
LW6560 Law of Cybercrime (10 credits)
LW6563 Children's Rights Law in Practice (10 credits)
LW6568 The Family and the Law (10 credits)
LW6572 Contemporary Issues in International Law (10 credits)
LW6574 Intellectual Property and Internet Regulation (10 credits)
LW6578 Consumer Rights: Law and Policy (5 credits)
LW6579 Law of Secured Lending (5 credits)
LW6580 Environmental Law in Practice (5 credits)
LW6581 Method in Environmental Law (5 credits)
LW6584 International Refugee Law (5 credits)
LW6588 Enforcement and Sanctions in Antitrust Law (5 credits)
LW6589 Contemporary Issues in EU Competition Policy (5 credits)
LW6592 Mental Capacity Law (5 credits)
LW6603 Legal Regulation of Cohabitation and Emerging Family Forms (5 credits)
LW6605 European Corporate Restructuring, Insolvency and Rescue (10 credits)
LW6606 International Human Rights Law (10 credits)
LW6609 Mental Health Law (5 credits)
LW6612 IT Law Clinic (5 credits)
LW6617 International Biodiversity and Ecosystems Law and Policy (5 credits)
LW6618 Climate Change Law and Policy (5 credits)
LW6622 Sale, Insurance and Carriage of Goods by Sea (5 credits)
LW6623 Global Maritime Security (5 credits)
LW6626 Law of Ship Finance (5 credits)
LW6627 International Environmental Law (5 credits)
LW6628 Marine Environmental Law (5 credits)
LW6629 Natural Resources Law (5 credits)

It may be that not all modules listed above will be offered in any particular session and/or other options may become available. Full details may be found in the College Calendar. Please see the Book of Modules for a more detailed description of programme modules.

Any modules listed above are indicative of the current set of modules for this course but are subject to change from year to year.

Credits

Credits
Students complete 90 credits of law, over a minimum of 12 months full-time or a maximum of 36 months part-time. This requires the completion of modules to the value of 60 credits, including a compulsory clinical practice module. The remaining 30 credits are awarded for the successful submission of a minor dissertation to be completed under the supervision of an academic member of the School of Law.

Duration

1 year full-time, 36 months part-time

The part-time option will be taught during weekday working hours up to a maximum of 36 months.

LLM classes are in seminar format. This participative and interactive format of teaching is suitable for postgraduate level. You will receive advance reading lists and/or materials for each seminar. Seminars take place in two-hour blocks between 9am and 6pm, Monday to Friday. 10 credit modules run for 12 weeks and 5 credit modules run for 6 weeks.

Fees

The fee for this course is €1,000 per 10 credit module.

Part-time students:

If your course is offered full time and part time, the fee for part time courses is half the full time fee.

Enrolment dates

Start Date - check out course webpage for update.

Post Course Info

Skills and Careers Information
This programme gives you an opportunity to progress your academic qualifications and enhance your knowledge and understanding of specialised areas of law.

More details
  • Qualification letters

    LLM

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Daytime

  • Apply to

    PAC