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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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