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Law - LLM Practitioner

The LLM (Practitioner) is an innovative master’s degree course developed collaboratively between the Faculty 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.

Course Details
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.

Please visit the School of Lawl website at 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.

Course Practicalities
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.

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


1 year full-time, 36 months part-time
The part-time option will be taught during weekday working hours up to the max of 36 months.

Careers or further progression

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.

Further enquiries

Programme Coordinator
Name: Dr Louise Crowley
Email Address:
Telephone: 353 (0)21 490 3879
Address: School of Law, Aras na Laoi, UCC

Anna O’Sullivan (Administrator)
T: (021) 420 5170


Unique Aspects of the 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.

Assessment method

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

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

Course fee

2017/2018 Irish/EU Fee €1,000 per 10 credit module; €500 per 5 credit module and €1,800 for Dissertation Module.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 11th September 2017

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