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The course combines a focus on realities of business law in practice with a broader discussion of relevant theoretical and policy issues. The course builds on the Faculty’s wide range of expertise and knowledge in a broad range of aspects of business law, including banking, commercial, corporate, financial services, and insolvency, and in regulation and compliance in the business area. Students will be equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to engage with the practical operation of business law. Students also complete a research dissertation in their chosen aspect of business law under expert individualised supervision. Students will also benefit from guest seminars with experts from legal and business practice, relevant Government departments, regulatory bodies and legal practitioners and international experts in this field.

Applicants for the LLM (Business Law) Degree also have the option of registering for a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Law. Students take 60 credits of taught masters’ modules from those on offer for the LLM (Business Law). 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
The perfect specialist qualification for those seeking to establish a career in all aspects of business law including regulation and compliance.

An opportunity for professionals who want to enhance their knowledge and skills

Includes a core Business Law in Practice module, where students will be equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to engage the practicalities of business.

Students will also benefit from guest seminars with experts from legal and business practice, relevant Government departments, regulatory bodies and legal practitioners and international experts in this field.

Opportunity to expand your knowledge by taking introductory courses in Management and Marketing

Allows you to develop specialised skills in writing, researching and presenting on all aspects of business law

Teaching approach is informed by practical experience and academic commitment of teaching faculty.

Entry requirements

Candidates must be approved by the Faculty of Law and must normally:

(a) hold a Law Degree with at least Second Class Honours Grade 1

(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 (Business Law) Degree.*

*Note: Where appropriate, the Academic Programme Director will identify, in consultation with the candidate, certain elective modules to be taken by a candidate admitted under entry criterion (b) above. The taking of specified modules may be made a condition of acceptance of a candidate’s application.

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

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

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

Full-time 1 year
Part-time 2 year by day

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 generally take place in 2 hour blocks with one seminar per week in each module. Seminar times are between 9:00am and 6:00pm, Monday to Friday. 10 credit modules run for 12 weeks and 5 credit modules run for 6 weeks. Some modules/classes (1 or 2 only) may be on Saturdays and online.

Careers or further progression

Skills and Careers Information
Graduates of this degree will be well placed to seek employment in any area of business law, within Ireland, Europe or internationally. Employment opportunities include specialist legal practice in the commercial and corporate fields as well as general legal practice, regulatory bodies, business regulation and compliance, the financial services sector, the insolvency sector, law reform and research. Because of the transferrable knowledge and skills which this programme develops, graduates may also avail of crossover opportunities using their LLM to pursue careers in the business world.

Further enquiries

Programme Coordinator
Name: Dr Fidelma White
Email Address: f.white@ucc.ie
Telephone: 353 (0)21 490 2176
Address: Law Faculty, Aras na Laoi, UCC

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

Subjects taught

The course includes a core Business Law in Practice module where students will be equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to engage with business law in practice. Students can choose from a range of postgraduate business law modules, business modules and undergraduate law subjects.

Please visit the Law School 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

Who Teaches This Course
The course is taught by a team of academic staff with extensive academic, practical and policy experience in all aspects of business law. Specialisms in the Faculty include banking, commercial, competition, consumer, company and corporate governance, e-commerce, financial services, international trade, corporate and personal insolvency, maritime and revenue law. Academic Profiles are available 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

Costs: 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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