Law (General) LLM | Graduate School, University of Limerick

Law (General) LLM

Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences:Law (General) LLM

Law (General) LLM
1 Year Full-Time OR 2 Years Part-Time 



Why choose the School of Law at the University of Limerick?                    

The School of Law, University of Limerick is a department of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences and was recently crowned the ‘AIB Irish Law School of the Year 2017’.

We at the School of Law have a long tradition of committing ourselves to developing the transferrable skills of students. Our initiatives in this regard (mooting, project work with community partners etc) promote ‘big picture’ holistic thinking, and can explicitly enhance student soft skills such as problem solving, decision-making, communication, teamwork, planning, critical thinking and human relations skills. It is not surprising therefore that our graduates, national and international, have ended up as partners in major law firms, as partners in major accounting firms, at the Bar, in senior roles in government departments, NGOs, at the EU, in academia and private industry.

We are strongly committed to working with the practising legal profession, government departments, NGOs, and other relevant stakeholders across all disciplines of law. We have developed particularly strong working relationships with An Garda Síochána and the Office of the Revenue Commissioners. We have also fostered strong international links. Our undergraduate and postgraduate students enjoy international education and work placement opportunities, in Europe, the USA, Canada and China.

We also have a very vibrant international student body in the Law School. A recent International Student Survey, which involved over 5000 International students currently studying across the seven Irish Universities, voted UL as the number one University in providing the best student experience, the best student support and warmest welcome in Ireland. UL is also among the top 100 Erasmus host universities according to the latest statistics released by the EU Commission.

Why choose the Master of Laws LLM General:

The LLM General degree at the University of Limerick has an outstanding reputation both nationally and internationally. It is the ‘GradIreland Postgraduate Course of the Year in Law for 2018’. The judges’ feedback on the LLM General spoke to the quality of the programme: ‘Excellent course with fantastic stakeholder collaborations and a strong focus on employability’.

 The LLM Master of Laws General programme is a model of excellence in preparing students for an enriching, challenging and rewarding career both within the legal profession and beyond. At the core of this degree’s success, is its accommodation, not only of a diverse suite of highly innovative, research-led, law modules, but also its incorporation of a unique practice-orientated, employer-led, ‘Mastering Your Employability’ (MYE) module.

It is suited to those looking for an advanced legal education but who do not wish to focus on a single branch of law. Following their interests, LLM General students can design their own degree to develop a deeper understanding of a wide range of specialised and advanced topics, availing all the while of the nationally- and internationally-recognised expertise of School of Law faculty.


For academic queries on this programme contact:

Course Director, Dr Kathryn O'Sullivan

School of Law,

Tel: 353 61 202533


For details of our other LLMs, LLM in International Commercial Law and LLM/MA in Human Rights in Criminal Justice, see:

Entry requirements:

Entry to the programme is on a competitive basis. Second class honours in an undergraduate law degree is a minimum requirement. In exceptional circumstances an applicant may be accepted on the basis of relevant professional experience

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