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MCL Common Law

Academic Year 2020/2021

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.


Programme Outcomes

demonstrate specialised, detailed knowledge and understanding of the legal systems of Ireland and of the European Union.


apply their knowledge and understanding in a manner that indicates a professional approach to their specific work or vocation in the field of law.


gather and interpret the relevant data from a variety of sources, both legal and factual, to inform judgments on problems within the major branches of law.


make their own judgments, including the capacity to reflect on relevant political, social, economic, historical, or ethical issues associated with law.


communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions, considering the importance of legal arguments in public policy debates, in an accessible and intelligible manner to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.


realise those learning skills that are necessary for them to continue to undertake further study with a high degree of autonomy.


identify, in the field of legal scholarship, the relevant sources of law and commentary upon and analysis of it and to frame their own original legal arguments.


apply their knowledge and understanding in a manner that indicates a professional approach to their specific work or vocation in the field of law.


communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions, considering the importance of legal arguments in public policy debates, in an accessible and intelligible manner to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.


demonstrate specialised, detailed knowledge and understanding of the legal systems of Ireland and of the European Union.


gather and interpret the relevant data from a variety of sources, both legal and factual, to inform judgments on problems within the major branches of law.


identify, in the field of legal scholarship, the relevant sources of law and commentary upon and analysis of it and to frame their own original legal arguments.


make their own judgments, including the capacity to reflect on relevant political, social, economic, historical, or ethical issues associated with law.


realise those learning skills that are necessary for them to continue to undertake further study with a high degree of autonomy.

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.


These are the minimum entry requirements – additional criteria may be requested for some programmes


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

Duration

2 years full-time

Number of credits

120

Careers or further progression

Careers & Employability

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

Contact Name: Justine McCann

Contact Number: +353(0) 1 716 4109

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

International Human Rights Law

LAW30470

English Public Law

LAW37450

Planning Law

LAW37460

Sports Law

LAW37510

Research Module 10 cr

LAW37580

Migration Law

LAW37600

International Commercial Arbitration

LAW40060

Principles of Jurisprudence

LAW40920

Data Protection and Privacy: European and US Perspectives

LAW41270

Whistleblowing Law & Practice

LAW41780

Data Protection Governance

LAW41790

Advanced Administrative Law 2

LAW41800

Advanced Administrative Law 1

LAW41810

Advanced Company Law 2

LAW41820

Advanced Company Law 1

LAW41830

Advanced Trusts

LAW41840

Advanced Equity

LAW41850

Advanced Evidence 2

LAW41860

Advanced Evidence 1

LAW41870

Advanced Property Law 2

LAW41880

Advanced Property Law 1

LAW41890

Advanced Criminal Law 2

LAW41900

Advanced Criminal Law 1

LAW41910

Advanced EU Economic Law

LAW41920

Advanced EU Constitutional Law

LAW41930

Advanced Contract Law 2

LAW41940

Advanced Contract Law 1

LAW41950

Advanced Tort Law 2

LAW41960

Advanced Tort Law 1

LAW41970

Advanced Constitutional Law 2

LAW41980

Advanced Constitutional Law 1

LAW41990

Vis Arbitration

LAW42030

Comment

Vision and Values Statement

This programmes is for graduates in disciplines other than law who wish to complete a Master's degree in the law of Ireland and acquire a profound understanding of how law works in theory and in practice, both in Ireland and elsewhere. The programme enables students to proceed to professional training as lawyers in Ireland and elsewhere but also provides knowledge, skills and experience applicable in a wide variety of careers.


We aim for students to be highly active, motivated, automonous learners, conscious of the social, cultural and political dimensions of the law, who combine the academic basis for a successful career in law with more widely applicable knowledge and skills.


We strive for a learning environment that encourages studetns to work individually or as part of a team, so they can develop their own and other' leadership, teamwork and communication skills.


To these ends, the programme makes intensive use of teaching, learning and assessment approaches such as semianr-based teaching and legal writing assessments.


Related Programmes

MSc Criminology & Criminal Justice FT

MSc Criminology & Criminal Justice PT

MSc International Law & Business FT

Application date

How to apply?

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.

Course fee

MCL Common Law (B209) Full Time

EU Year 1 - € 7325

EU Year 2 - € 7045 aa

nonEU Year 1 - € 19900

nonEU Year 2 - € 19900 aa


aaSecond Year Fee applies to Students in 2nd Year in 2020 and who were a 1st Year Student on the programme in 2019/20

***Fees are subject to change


Tuition fee information is available on the UCD Fees website. Please note that UCD offers a number of graduate scholarships for full-time, self-funding international students, holding an offer of a place on a UCD graduate degree programme. For further information please see International Scholarships (Non-EU Students). We also offer scholarships for EU applicants. All applicants who apply before May 31st will be included. Further details at http://www.ucd.ie/law/study/scholarships/

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2020/2021 September

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