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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

Taught Programmes (Graduate Diploma or Masters)

The requirements below are the minimum entry requirements set by the University. Each taught postgraduate programme has particular entry requirements therefore applicants should consult the individual programme entries for further details.

Applicants to a Taught Programme (minimum entry requirements)

Applicants for a Master's programme must normally have a first or second class Level 8 honours degree (NFQ or other internationally recognised equivalent) in a relevant or appropriate subject, or equivalent prior learning that is recognised by the University as meeting this requirement. Applicants must also satisfy the English Language Requirements of the University. The University reserves the right to shortlist and interview applicants as deemed necessary.

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

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

Subjects taught

Semester 1
•LA6001 Advanced Legal Research Skills

Three Electives From*
•LA6031 Law of International Trade Organisations
•LA6021 Law of International Business Associations
•LA5153 Comparative International Protection of Human Rights Law
•LA6011 International Business Transactions
•LA6111 Criminal Justice Processes and Sentencing
•LA6121 Law of the European Convention of Human Rights
•LA6051 Penology and Victimology
•LM6162 Regulatory Crime
Contemporary Challenges in Medical Law and Ethics

Semester 2
•LA6002 Dissertation Methodology

Three Electives From*
•LA6022 Counter Terrorism & International Business
•LA6032 Global Competition Law
•LA6042 International Labour Law
•LA6062 Comparative & European Criminal Justice
•LA6102 Law of Credit and Security
•LA6112 International Protection of Intellectual Property Rights
•LA6132 International Criminal Law
•LA6142 Policing and Human Rights
•LA4052 Criminology
•LA6082 International Perspectives on Property Law
•LA 6072 International Tort Law and Business
•Advanced Family Law: Standpoint and rights-based perspectives

Summer Semester
•Dissertation

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.

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