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Law LLB (Graduate Entry)

Course Details

Available: Full- Time

Duration: 2 Years

Faculty: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Course Type: Taught

Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.

Contact(s):

Name:
Laura Donnellan
Address:
School of Law
Email:
laura.donnellan@ul.ie
Tel:
353-61-213247
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Brief Description

The LLB (Graduate Entry) is a two-year, full-time programme (level 8, NQAI) 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.

Apply on-line via the Undergraduate Admissions Office

Undergraduate Admissions
Tel:061-202015

The LLB (Graduate Entry) programme is a two year full-time programme specifically designed to provide a legal education to graduates in disciplines other than law. Graduates from any discipline other than law may apply and no prior legal knowledge is necessary. Entry is competitive and the minimum entry requirement is a 2nd class honours grade 2 undergraduate degree.

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.

All law subjects required by the Irish professional bodies, the Law Society and the Kings Inns, are covered in full over the course of this programme.

On successful completion of the programme, candidates are awarded an LLB degree.

Contact

Course Director

Laura Donnellan
Department: School of Law
Email:  laura.donnellan@ul.ie
Tel:  353-61-213247
Web: www.law.ul.ie

Apply on-line via the Undergraduate Admissions Office

Undergraduate Admissions
Tel:061-202015

 

 

 

In each semester students take five modules; each module is taught through lectures (two per module per week), and generally a tutorial for each module is held every fortnight. Graduate Entry students attend lectures with the undergraduate law students. Five core modules are taken in the first semester of year 1; three core modules are taken in the second semester, together with two electives. In the second year, students choose five elective modules in each semester.

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
  • Elective*
  • Elective*
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 Semester 4
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
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)

 

 Content of modules can be found by using the search option on the book of modules.

 

 

 

 

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.
 

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.