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The LLM seeks to promote critical analysis of, and reflection on, different aspects of national, European and international law. This programme is delivered over one academic year. Students are examined in six modules and complete a research dissertation of up to 25,000 words on an approved theme to be submitted by 29th June 2018.

Entry requirements

Applications are therefore invited from well-qualified graduates who hold a very good Honors Bachelor degree in law or in a law-based interdisciplinary programme.

Applications will also be considered from exceptional graduates in related disciplines in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences who can convincingly demonstrate that their studies have fully prepared them for the LLM.

Assuming that this basic pre-requisite is in place, thereafter admission to the various LLM programmes is at the absolute discretion of the School of Law, which will decide on questions of admission having regard to a wide range of academic criteria, including the quality of the individual application and the objectives of ensuring a diverse LLM class of the highest possible academic calibre. Admission requirements may vary from programme to programme and from year to year.


1 year full-time.

Further enquiries

Course Director
Professor Blanaid Clarke

Course Email

Subjects taught

The modules offered might typically include the following:

Advanced Lawyering Techniques, African Human Rights Law, Chinese Legal System in Comparative Perspective, Comparative Constitutional Law and Theory, Comparative Elements of Unfair Competition and Trademark Law, Comparative Product Liability: Common Law, EU and US Perspectives,
Contemporary Issues in International Law, Copyright and Innovation,
Copyright in the EU Digital Single Market: Law, Policy and Business Practices,Corporate Governance in the EU, Digital Technologies, Privacy and Security of Information, Energy Law and Policy in the EU; Essential and Emerging Technologies - International and European Law, EU Aviation Law,
EU Banking and Securities Law, EU Competition Law, EU Consumer Law,
EU Employment Law, EU Financial Services Law, EU Trademark and Design Law, Freedom of Expression and Intellectual Property Law ,Globalisation and the Law, Human Rights in the European Union, International and European Copyright Law and Policy, International Aviation Law, International Business Tax Law, International Criminal Evidence, International Criminal Law, International Dispute Resolution, International Economic Law, International Human Rights Law, International Humanitarian Law, International Trade Law
Islamic Law, Judicial Review and Human Rights: Theory and Practice, Law and Bioethics, Law and Risk, Patent Law in the Globalized World, Principles of Commercial Arbitration, Theoretical and Comparative Criminal Law,
Transitional Justice

The Law School reserves the right to vary the above list and, in particular, the right to withdraw and add modules. Note that modules are offered in one semester only and timetabling considerations may also restrict choice. Further information on the precise modules available in a given year is available on the LLM website.

Application date

Closing Date 31 May 2017

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake September 2017

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