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The LLM degree has been offered by UCC Law Faculty since 1992 and remains a very popular vehicle for postgraduate study at the Faculty. Students may either focus their interest in one area, for example business or international law, or choose from a broad variety of legal subject. The LLM Degree also provides students with the opportunity to pursue a dissertation in their area of interest under the supervision of dedicated and experienced lecturers. The LLM degree provides students with a high-quality, broadly based postgraduate experience where a commitment to academic excellence is combined with a commitment to developing student appreciation of the practical and policy implications of law.

Applicants for the LLM Degree also have the option of registering for a Postgraduate Diploma in Law. Students take 60 credits of taught masters’ modules from those on offer for the LLM. The Postgraduate Diploma can be completed over 9 months full-time or 18 months part-time. Those who wish to apply for the Diploma should contact v.calnan@ucc.ie or anna.osullivan@ucc.ie for application details.

This shorter programme may be attractive to legal professionals and others who may prefer not to make an initial commitment to a full master’s programme. Graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma may further progress their studies by completing a 15,000 word research dissertation and graduating with a Masters in Law (LLM).

Unique Aspects of the Course.
A primary advantage of this course is that it allows students to choose from a wide choice of modules across a range of areas and can either focus their interest in one area, for example business or international law, or choose from a broad variety of legal subjects.

Entry requirements

(a) Hold a BCL (Hons) Degree from the National University of Ireland with at least Second Class Honours Grade 1(2:1)

Or

(b) Have such other relevant third level educational qualifications and/or professional experience as, in the opinion of the Faculty of law, qualifies the candidate to undertake the LLM Degree.

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.

Duration

1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Part-time 2 years by day (part-time option is taught during weekday working hours)

Careers or further progression

The LLM degree provides students with a high-quality, broadly based postgraduate experience where a commitment to academic excellence is combined with a commitment to developing student appreciation of the practical and policy implications of the law.

Further enquiries

Veronica Calnan,
Faculty of Law,
University College Cork.
Tel: 021 490 3995
email: v.calnan@ucc.ie

Programme Coordinator
Name: Dr Mary Donnelly
Email Address: m.donnelly@ucc.ie
Telephone: 353 (0)21 490 2857
Address: Law Faculty, Aras na Laoi, UCC

Anna O’Sullivan,
Administrator
E: anna.osullivan@ucc.ie
T: (021) 420 5170

Go to http://www.ucc.ie/en/law-postgrad/taughtprogrammes/
for more information about the LLM.

Subjects taught

The LLM Degree at UCC offers students a wide choice of options in areas ranging from Criminal, Medical and Human Rights Law to Internet, Environmental and Intellectual Property Law. Students may choose to specialise in one or two chosen areas of interest or may prefer to sample modules from across the broad range of possibilities. In addition to their chosen modules all LLM students pursue an individually supervised minor dissertation in an area of interest to them. As part of the preparation for their thesis, students take a course on research methodology. This opportunity allows students to learn advanced research methods and to make a presentation on their dissertation topic.

Please visit the Law Faculty 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 programme modules.

Comment

Course Practicalities.
LLM classes are in seminar format. This participative and interactive format of teaching is suitable for postgraduate level. Students receive advance reading lists and/or materials for each seminar.

Seminars take place in 2 hour blocks between 9:00am and 6:00pm, Monday to Friday. 10 credit modules run for 12 weeks and 5 credit modules run for 6 weeks

Who teaches this course
The School of Law has many expert and committed lecturers with expertise across a wide range of areas. Full listing available on the School of Law Website at: http://www.ucc.ie/en/lawsite/people/

Assessment method

Students are examined by continuous assessment throughout the year and the dissertation must be submitted by the end of September. Individual module assessments can be viewed in the Book of Modules at http://www.ucc.ie/modules/descriptions/page040.html

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 €7,000 full-time.

The part-time course fee is half the full-time fee in the particular year of study.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 11 September 2017

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