The LLM degree has been offered by UCC School of Law since 1992 and remains a very popular vehicle for postgraduate study at the School. Students may either focus their interest in one area, for example business or international law, or choose from a broad variety of legal subject. The LLM Degree also provides students with the opportunity to pursue a dissertation in their area of interest under the supervision of dedicated and experienced lecturers. The LLM degree provides students with a high-quality, broadly based postgraduate experience where a commitment to academic excellence is combined with a commitment to developing student appreciation of the practical and policy implications of law.
Applicants for the LLMDegree also have the option of registering for a Postgraduate Diploma in Law.Students take 60 credits of taught masters' modules from those on offer for the LLM. The Postgraduate Diploma can be completed over 9 months full-time or 18 months part-time. Those who wish to apply for the Diploma should contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for application details.
This shorter programme may be attractive to legal professionals and others who may prefer not to make an initial commitment to a full master's programme.Graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma may further progress their studies by completing a 15,000 word research dissertation and graduating with a Masters in Law (LLM).
The LLMDegree at UCC offers students a wide choice of options in areas ranging from Criminal, Medical and Human Rights Law to Internet, Environmental and Intellectual Property Law. Students may choose to specialise in one or two chosen areas of interest or may prefer to sample modules from across the broad range of possibilities. In addition to their chosen modules all LLM students pursue an individually supervised minor dissertation in an area of interest to them. As part of the preparation for their thesis, students take a course on research methodology. This opportunity allows students to learn advanced research methods and to make a presentation on their dissertation topic.
Please visit the School of Law website at http://www.ucc.ie/en/law-postgrad/taughtprogrammes/ for up to date information on the programme.
Programme regulations are available in the College Calendar
Please see the Book of Modules for a more detailed description of programme modules.
Course Code: CKL14 Full-time; CKL33 Part-time
Course Title: Law LLM
College: Business and Law
Duration: 1 year Full-time; 2 years Part-time
Teaching Mode: Full-time, Part-Time
The part-time option will be taught during weekday working hours over 2 years.
NFQ Level: Level 9
Costs: 2017/2018 Irish/EU Fee EUR 7,000 full-time. The part-time course fee is half the full-time fee in the particular year of study.
2016 Entry Requirements: See below
Closing Date: See details in application procedure section below
Next Intake: 11 September 2017
LLM classes are in seminar format. This participative and interactive format of teaching is suitable for postgraduate level. Students receive advance reading lists and/or materials for each seminar.
Seminars take place in 2 hour blocks between 9:00am and 6:00pm, Monday to Friday. 10 credit modules run for 12 weeks and 5 credit modules run for 6 weeks.
Students are examined by continuous assessment throughout the year and the dissertation must be submitted inSeptember. Individual module assessments can be viewed in the Book of Modules at http://www.ucc.ie/modules/descriptions/page040.html
???Application for this programme is on-line at www.pac.ie/ucc. Places on this programme are offered in rounds. The closing dates for each round can be found here. For full details of the application procedure click How to apply.
Please note that you will be asked to fill in a supplementary form as part of the application process for this programme. A copy of this form is available hereSupplementary Form CKL14 (22kB)and for the part-time programme SupplementaryFormCKL33 (21kB)
All required documentation must be sent in hard copy to The Postgraduate Applications Centre, 1, Courthouse Square, Galway.
The Law Faculty uses a system of offer rounds to facilitate decision-making and early notification to applicants. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Candidates who do not have their final degree marks available may be made a conditional (provisional) offer.
New applications will continue to be reviewed at each round if there are still programme places available.
Further Contact Information
Name: Dr Mary Donnelly
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: 353 (0)21 490 2857
Address: School of Law, Aras na Laoi, UCC
T: (021) 420 5170
Go to http://www.ucc.ie/en/law-postgrad/taughtprogrammes/for more information about the LLM.