Available: Full- Time
Duration: 2 Years
Faculty: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Course Type: Taught
Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.
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.
It may be possible to complete the Graduate Entry LLB in one year if you have covered a number of law modules in your undergraduate degree. Decisions are based on a case by case basis by the Course Director.
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. It may be possible to complete the Graduate Entry LLB in one year if you have covered a number of law modules in your undergraduate degree. Decisions are based on a case by case basis by the Course Director.
Apply on-line via the Undergraduate Admissions Office
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.
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
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Choose 5 electives from the following
Choose 5 electives from the following
(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.
Gillian Bourke, Associate Latham & Watkins LLP, London and Graduate of the LLB (Graduate entry). From a personal perspective, the programme offered me exposure to an extensive amount of legal theory; an experience which equipped me with a solid understanding of, and ever-developing interest in, law. It also equipped me with the ability to adapt quickly to new situations, methodologies and subject matters, as well as perform effectively under pressure. To this day, the skills that I acquired during my degree help me to provide clients with creative legal solutions to complex challenges.