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Law - General - LLM

Overview
The LLM programme is designed to enhance students' legal skills and enrich their knowledge of a variety of legal subjects across a broad spectrum from criminal law, to competition law, property and human rights law. It is suited to those looking for an advanced legal education but who do not wish to focus on a single branch of law. The range of choice is designed to facilitate students to develop their own unique profile in combining various branches of the law into which they will develop the deeper knowledge and understanding brought about by postgraduate study.

Entry requirements

A second class honours in an undergraduate law degree or in another primary degree in which the legal component accounts for at least 50% of the whole programme (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) will be required for enrolment on this Masters programme. In exceptional circumstances an applicant who cannot satisfy the undergraduate requirement may be accepted on the basis of relevant professional experience

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) or 90 (internet based)

IELTS – Minimum score of 6.5 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

1 year Full-time (MLLAGETFAD) or 2 years Part-time (MLLAGETPAD).

Careers or further progression

Graduate Profile
Our graduates will be very attractive to employers not only throughout Europe—including the institutions of the European Union and the Council of Europe—and North America, but around the world. The programme's balanced, comprehensive curriculum ensures that graduates bring added value to both employers and clients. This is true whether they wish to be a practising solicitor or barrister or seek employment in academia, governmental agencies, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), or private industry.

Further enquiries

Dr Kathryn O'Sullivan
Tel: +353 (0) 61 202533
Email: kathryn.osullivan@ul.ie

Subjects taught

Autumn Semester

• Advanced Legal Research Skills Three electives from:
• Law of International Trade Organisations
• Law of International Business Associations
• Comparative International Protection of Human Rights Law
• International Business Transactions
• Criminal Justice Processes and Sentencing
• Law of the European Convention of Human Rights
• Penology and Victimology
• Regulatory Crime
• Contemporary Challenges in Medical Law and Ethics

Spring Semester
• Dissertation Methodology

Three electives from:
• Counter Terrorism & International Business
• Global Competition Law
• International Labour Law
• Comparative & European Criminal Justice
• Law of Credit and Security
• International Protection of Intellectual Property Rights
• International Criminal Law
• Policing and Human Rights
• Criminology
• International Perspectives on Property Law
• International Tort Law and Business
• Advanced Family Law: Standpoint and Rights-Based Perspectives

Comment

The LLM programme is designed to enhance students' legal skills and enrich their knowledge of a variety of legal subjects across a broad spectrum from criminal law, to competition law, property and human rights law. It is suited to those looking for an advanced legal education but who do not wish to focus on a single branch of law.

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.

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: 09/Sep/2019

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