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Law - LLB

PAC course codes:
CKL13 FT/CKL32 PT - 60 Credits;
CKL44 FT/CKL45 PT - 120 Credits.

The LLB degree is a postgraduate law degree offering distinct pathway to two different types of candidates.

For students who have already been awarded a law degree the LLB degree offers an opportunity to expand their portfolio of legal knowledge across a wider area of law in preparation for specific practice or for further study. The one year full-time course includes a wide choice of modules which would allow you to choose a combination that best suits your interests. In particular, it offers you an opportunity to study additional fields of law, such as medical law, environmental law or human rights law, which may not have been available to you at undergraduate level.

For students who are graduates from a non-law discipline the LLB is a two-year postgraduate law degree which offers you sufficient core and optional law modules to undertake, should you wish, professional legal training at the end of the degree. It is designed to ensure that graduates will have a strong legal training at the end of their two years study (full time) along with suitable critical understanding of core legal issues. Beyond preparing you for legal professional qualifications, the LLB is also suitable for students who wish to pursue a career in a variety of areas such as business, journalism, the civil service/government and human rights.

Entry requirements

Candidates must be approved by the School of Law and must normally hold a Degree (Level 8) with at least Second Class Honours. Applicants meeting the initial entry requirements and who have a Law Degree (Level 8) with at least Second Class Honours (or have equivalent professional qualification/s and experience in law, as determined by the School of Law) should apply for the 60 credit route. [CKL13 FT or CKL32 PT]

Applicants meeting the initial entry requirements and who have a Law Degree (Level 8) with at least Second Class Honours (or have equivalent professional qualification/s and experience in law, as determined by the School of Law) should apply for the 60 credit route.

Applications from overseas candidates are welcome and their qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis under (b) above. Non-EU applicants should contact the International Education Office by email at international postgrad@ucc.ie for application details.

The number of places available in any given year is dependent on resources and all qualified candidates may not be admitted.

The Law School uses a system of offer rounds to facilitate decision-making and early notification to applicants. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Candidates who do not have their final degree marks available may be made a conditional (provisional) offer.

New applications will continue to be reviewed at each round if there are still programme places available.

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 see course webpage (link below) to view the grades comparison table by country and for details of recognised English language tests.

Duration

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

(part-time option open to EU Applicants only)

CKL13 (Full-time), CKL32 (Part-time)

Non-Law graduates (120 credit route):
CKL44- Full-time option (2 years)
CKL45 - Part-time option (4 years)

Law Graduate LLB - The part-time option will be taught during weekday working hours over 2 years.

NON-Law Graduate LLB - The part-time option will be taught during weekday working hours over 4 years

Careers or further progression

This is a challenging and highly rewarding postgraduate degree course which allows graduates from both law or other disciplines to develop strong legal knowledge and skills in a one or two year period. The majority of students continue from the LLB degree into the legal profession or to more specialised study on one of our LLM programmes and at doctoral level. Our LLB graduates enter a wide variety of careers including the legal profession, academia, banking, public service, the regulatory sector, management and journalism.

Placement and Study Abroad Information
For information on the Law School vacation placements programme, see the "School of Law Student Placements" link in the course webpage - that link below.

Further enquiries

Programme Coordinator Name:
Dr Patrick O’Callaghan
Email Address: patrick.ocallaghan@ucc.ie
Telephone: 021 4901881
Address: Aras na Laoi, UCC

Subjects taught

The LLB offers alternative pathways to two different types of candidates.

It offers an opportunity to Law Graduates to further develop and deepen both their knowledge and skills base. As a student with substantial legal knowledge already, you will be required to take 60 credits during your degree. Only LW2252 Law of Property is compulsory leaving you with 50 elective credits. However, if you have already studied Property Law, or an equivalent module, you will be free to take the full 60 credits as electives. In addition, you may also seek to study up to 10 credits of LLM modules; permission of the Programme Director and relevant LLM Module coordinator will be required.

As a law graduate, if you choose to study for the LLB you will have the opportunity to widen and/deepen your legal knowledge into areas such as:
Commercial Law
Corporate and Financial Services Law
Consumer Law
Immigration and Refugee Law
Human Rights Law
Welfare Law
Medical Law
Employment Law
Environmental Law

For non-law graduates, the LLB offers an opportunity to convert to a career in law. As a result the two year LLB places an emphasis on developing not just legal knowledge but also your skills base. You will be required to take 60 credits in each academic year, which will include a combination of compulsory and elective modules and a skills module.

While we recognise our primary responsibility is to provide legal knowledge, we also aim to ensure that you develop advocacy skills, experience team work and gain expertise in legal research, as well as gaining a range of transferable skills.

As a non-law graduate, if you choose to study for the LLB you will take core modules which are the foundation topics required for the professional exams – FE1s and Kings Inn exams. These include
Criminal Law
Constitutional Law
Contract Law
EU Law

In addition you will also have options which would allow you to study subjects such as
Human Rights Law
Employment Law
Environmental Law
Corporate and Financial Services Law
Commercial Law

Please visit the School of Law website at http://www.ucc.ie/en/law-postgrad/taughtprogrammes/ for up to date information on the programme.

Programme regulations are available in the College Calendar.

Please see the Book of Modules for a more detailed description of modules.

Comment

Unique Aspects of the Course.
The LLB is a postgraduate law degree designed for law graduates seeking to deepen their knowledge of the law, professionals working in the legal area who would like to improve their skills and knowledge, and non-law graduates who are thinking of a career in law or a related area. The programme is tailored to fit the needs of a diverse range of students. It offers flexibility in the delivery of modules, allows graduates to qualify with professional subject exemptions in two years, and provides law graduates with a wide range of options including the opportunity to combine undergraduate and postgraduate modules.

Course Practicalities
This course involves a combination of lecture hours, tutorials/guided study, and reading hours in the library. Lectures generally take place between Monday to Friday 9a.m. to 6 p.m. The course offers flexibility in delivery where available, and LLB Students may have the option of attending some of the modules on offer for the Evening Law Degree which take place from 5 – 9 .m. Monday to Thursday.

Who teaches this course
The School of Law at UCC has many expert and committed lecturers with expertise across a wide range of areas. For a full listing of school members, see the Law School Website.

Assessment method

Written exams will take place before Christmas and in May. Not all modules will have formal examinations. Many modules use other types of assessment.

The skills modules are assessed on a pass/fail basis and include group work, presentations and oral advocacy.

Individual module assessments can be viewed in the Book of Modules (See course Web Page link below)

Application date

Applications for 2017-18 intake are now open.

While UCC operates a rounds system for Postgraduate Taught courses (detailed below) we would advise you to apply as soon as possible.

Deadline for receipt of Applications: Offers will be made:

For all completed applications received by January 16th 2017 Offers will be made by January 30th 2017

For all completed applications received by March 1st 2017 Offers will be made by March 15th 2017

For all completed applications received by May 1st 2017 Offers will be made by May 15th 2017

For all completed applications received by July 3rd 2017 Offers will be made by July 17th 2017

Late applications may be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis for any courses that have remaining capacity for places.

Non-EU Applicants:

Please visit the following page for further information for Non EU applicants http://www.ucc.ie/en/international/studyatucc/postgraduateprogrammes/tau...

Course fee

2017/2018 Irish/EU fee €6,000 per year full-time.
The part-time fee is half the full-time fee in the particular year.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 11 September 2017

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