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MCL Common Law

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 120)
The Masters in Common Law is a unique two-year programme offering non-law graduates the opportunity to obtain a law degree.
Students will take a range of modules designed to introduce them to the main areas of our legal system. Teaching will be through the medium of lectures and fortnightly graduate seminars.

You will study a range of modules designed to introduce you to the main areas of our legal system, including Tort, Contract Law and European Law amongst others.

On completion of your studies, you should be able to:

Demonstrate a broad appreciation of the principal branches of the discipline of law
Make effective use of oral and written skills and apply ICT in learning, research and presentation of legal reports and assignments
Work effectively as a member of a legal team with common objectives

Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

Students who have completed or are in final year of a non-law degree (Level 8 NQAI or equivalent) can apply for this programme.

Entry requirements

Applications for the programme will be made through the University’s on-line application system. Go to www.ucd.ie/apply. Admissions are open to graduates (and graduands) with an upper second class degree in a non-law subject or in which law was not a minor.

Please note that applications are assessed on a rolling basis.

What are the fees for this programme?

For further details go to http://www.ucd.ie/registry/adminservices/fees/news.html

Please note: In the event that you are offered a place on one of our programmes, accepting a place is a two part process; as well as submitting an online acceptance, you must also pay a non-refundable deposit. The normal deposit is 500 euro. Your deposit must be received within 15 working days of the date of your offer letter.

International Applicants and students

Students/Applicants requiring information from an International perspective may visit the website www.ucd.ie/international for information regarding our campus, location of UCD and visa information. Applicants may visit http://www.ucd.ie/registry/adminservices/fees/international.html for full information on fees and fee payment methods.

Letter of recommendation

Further Information

Please contact:

Justine McCann
Sutherland School of Law,
University College Dublin,
Belfield,
Dublin 4

Telephone (01) 716 4109
E-mail: lawpostgraduate@ucd.ie

Duration

2 years full-time

Number of credits

120

Careers or further progression

This degree offers you the relevant recognitions as part of the process of becoming a barrister or solicitor in Ireland. You may also choose to work in the commercial field complete with a strong legal background. The MCL is one of the Kings Inn’s approved degrees.

Further enquiries

Justine McCann
Sutherland School of Law,
University College Dublin,
Belfield,
Dublin 4
Telephone (01) 716 4109
E-mail: lawpostgraduate@ucd.ie

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Option

European Human Rights Law LAW30310

English Land Law LAW30380

Matrimonial Law and Reliefs LAW30400

Environmental Law and Policy LAW30440

Family and Child Law LAW30450

Industrial Relations Law LAW30460

International Human Rights Law LAW30470

English Public Law LAW37450

Planning Law LAW37460

International Commercial Arbitration LAW40060

Media Regulation LAW40230

Advanced Issues in European Competition Law LAW40360

Key Issues in Irish Public Law LAW40740

Role of Tort Law in the 21st Century LAW40770

Role of Contract Law in the 21st Century LAW40800

Law in the EU: Theory & Practice LAW40810

Issues and Perspectives in Criminal Law LAW40820

Property Law LAW40830

Evidence Law: Doctrine & Reality LAW40880

Advanced Issues in Equity & Trusts LAW40890

Corporations in Society & the Law LAW40900

Public Law in Practice LAW40910

Jurisprudence LAW40920

Comment

A unique two-year programme offering non-law graduates the opportunity to obtain a law degree.

Application date

The following entry routes are available:

Masters Common Law FT (B209)
Duration 2 Years
Attendance Full Time
Deadline Rolling *

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2017/2018 September.

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.

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