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Law - Graduate Entry

The two-year LLB programme is a postgraduate programme that is designed to provide a legal education to graduates in disciplines other than law. It is increasingly the case that graduates in disciplines such as Business Studies, Public Administration, Arts and Engineering wish to supplement their studies with a legal education. Entrants are drawn from two sources: graduates who seek admission immediately on the completion of their primary degrees and mid-career professionals whose career prospects would be enhanced by having a law degree. The core of the programme consists of law modules taken in common with the other specialist law programmes offered by the School of Law.

An applicant who has studied a substantial number of law modules in their primary degree may be eligible for exemptions and may complete the degree in one year. Exemptions are subject to the approval of the Course Director and are decided on a case-by-case basis.

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

Primary degree or equivalent in a discipline other than law (Primary Degree: Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland). Places on the programme are limited and entry is competitive.
Please note that this is a level 8 qualification (undergraduate).

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the criteria below (no longer than two years prior to application):

Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following:
•Matriculation examinations from European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level is achieved
•Irish Leaving Certificate English –Ordinary Level Grade D or above
•TOEFL – 580 (paper based), 213 (computer based), 90 (internet based)
•IELTS – Minimum score of 6.5* for Business, Arts, Humanities or Education programmes. Minimum score of 6.0* for Science, Engineering, Informatics or Electronics programmes *with no less than 6 in any one component.
•English Test for English and Academic Purposes (ETAPP) – Grade C1
•GCE 'O' level English Language/GCSE English Language – Grade C or above
•University of Cambridge ESOL –Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English Grade A
•GCE Examination Boards – Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations – Grade C / Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate – School Certificate Pass 1-6 / University of London Entrance and School Examinations Council – School Certificate Pass 1-6

Results in examinations other than those listed above may also be accepted as meeting our English language requirements. Contact the International Education Division for advice.

Duration

2 years full time.

Careers or further progression

Graduate Profile
The programme aims to equip students with the substantive knowledge and analytical and transferable skills necessary to pursue a successful career in law. The programme also provides the foundations for further doctoral research in both private and public law.

Further enquiries

Course Director
Laura Donnellan
Email: laura.donnellan@ul.ie
Tel: +353 (0) 61 213247

Subjects taught

Year 1

Semester 1
• Contract Law 1
• Criminal Law 1
• Constitutional Law 1
• Law of Torts 1
• Legal System and Method

Semester 2
• Contract Law 2
• Criminal Law 2
• Constitutional Law 2
• Elective 1*
• Elective 2*

Elective modules to be taken from the following: Law of Torts 2,* Law of Evidence, Administrative Law,* Jurisprudence,* Sport and the Law, Comparative Legal Systems and Commercial Law.

Elective subjects required for entry to the Kings Inns if interested in a career at the Bar.

Year 2

Semester 1
Choose five modules from: (not to include electives taken in
Semester 2 of Year 1)
• Law of the European Union 1*
• Company Law 1*
• Equity and Trusts 1*
• Land Law 1*
• Final Year Project
• Commercial Law
• Child Law
• Media Law

Semester 2
Choose five modules from:
(not to include electives taken in Semester 2 of Year 1)
• Law of the European Union 2*
• Company Law 2*
• Equity and the Law of Trusts 2*
• Land Law 2*
• Final Year Project
• Administrative Law*
• Sport and the Law
• Comparative Legal Systems
• Law of Evidence Jurispridence

All electives are subject to resourcing and scheduling requirements that alter from year to year. No commitment is given to offering any specific elective in any year. Students will be advised that their choice of electives may impact upon professional body exemption, where relevant.

*Elective subjects required for entry to Kings Inns if interested in a career in at the Bar.

Application date

Application Deadlines

Taught Programmes
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basies but specific programmes have individual closing dates which can be found on our on-line prospectus

Research Programmes
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis for research programmes. The applications for Research programmes are review each month by the Postgraduate Research Committee.

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