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Law - Graduate Entry

The LLB (Graduate Entry) is a two-year, full-time programme (level 8, QQI) that provides a legal education for graduates in disciplines other than law. The programme is ideally suited to graduates who wish to supplement their primary studies with a legal education or to graduates who are seeking a career change. The programme is also available to graduates who have studied law in a country where the legal system is not a common law system, i.e. the dominant system in countries including Ireland, England and Wales, Australia, and the United States of America.

Entry requirements

Primary degree or equivalent in a discipline other than law (Primary Degree: Level 8 NQAI). Places are generally offered to students with a minimum of a 2.2 (2nd class honours grade 2) undergraduate degree, however entry is competitive and depending on the number of applications a higher grade 2.1 (2nd class honours grade1) in the undergraduate degree may be required to secure a place.


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
Tel: +353 (0) 61 213247

Subjects taught

Year 1
Semester 1
LM4330 Constitutional Law 1
LA4310 Law of Torts 1
LA4001 Legal Systems & Methods
LA4111 Contract Law 1
LA4211 Criminal Law 1

Semester 2
LM4440 Constitutional Law 2
LA4122 Contract Law 2
LA4222 Criminal Law 2

Choose 2 Elective Modules:
LA4002 Jurisprudence,
LA4320 Law of Torts 2,
LA4922 Sport and The Law,
LA4039 Comparative Legal Systems,
LA4022 Commercial Law,
LA4042 Administrative Law.

Year 2
Semester 3
Choose 5 electives from the following:
LA4530 Company Law 1
LA4810 Equity and Trusts 1
LA4610 Land Law 1
LA4033 Law of European Union 1
LA4082 Law of Evidence
LA4035 Labour Law
LP4203 Project 1

Semester 4
Choose 5 electives from the following:
LA4002 Jurisprudence
LA4320 Law of Torts 2
LA4922 Sport and the Law
LA4039 Comparative Legal Systems
LA4022 Commercial Law
LA4042 Administrative Law
LA4044 Law of European Union 2
LA4540 Company Law 2
LA4828 Equity and Trusts 2
LA4620 Land Law 2
LP4204 Project 2

(not to include modules already taken in Semester 1)

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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