UCC Postgraduate courses

Law LLM (Practitioner)

About This Course

Fact File

  • Title

    Law LLM (Practitioner)

  • Code

    CKL23 Full-time & Part-time

  • College

    Business and Law

  • Duration

    1 year Full-time; 36 months Part-time

  • Teaching Mode

    Full-time, Part-Time. See Additional Teaching Mode Information for more info.

  • Qualifications

    LLM

  • EU Fees 2019

    €1,000 per 10 credit module
    See Fees and Costs for full details.

  • Non-EU Fees 2019

    Not currently open to Non EU applicants

  • Entry Requirements

    See Requirements for full details.

  • Closing Date

    Late applications currently being accepted.

  • Non-EU Closing Date

    Not currently open to Non EU applicants

  • Start Date

    9 September 2019

Course Outline

The LLM (Practitioner) is an innovative master’s degree course developed collaboratively between the School of Law, UCC and the Law Society of Ireland. The course aims to help practicing legal professionals gain an internationally recognised master’s degree in a flexible manner, individually tailored to their interests. The course can be completed over a minimum of 12 months full time or a maximum of 36 months part-time.

Credits

Students complete 90 credits of law, over a minimum of 12 months full-time or a maximum of 36 months part-time. This requires the completion of modules to the value of 60 credits, including a compulsory clinical practice module. The remaining 30 credits are awarded for the successful submission of a minor dissertation to be completed under the supervision of an academic member of the School of Law.

Core Module (30 credits)

  • LW6565 LLM Dissertation (Practitioner) (30 credits)


Elective Modules (60 credits)

Students select a maximum of 60 credits from the following, to complete the requisite number of credits to total 90 credits (depending on the exemptions allowed – see Exemptions at the Point of Entry):

  • LW6507 Comparative Family Property Law (5 credits)
  • LW6529 Information Rights Law (10 credits) 
  • LW6536 Intellectual Property Law (10 credits) 
  • LW6541 Electronic Commerce Law (10 credits)
  • LW6544 Criminology (10 credits)
  • LW6545 Penology (10 credits)
  • LW6546 Juvenile Justice (10 credits)
  • LW6549 International Children's Rights (10 credits) 
  • LW6550 International Criminal Law (10 credits)
  • LW6560 Law of Cybercrime (10 credits)
  • LW6563² Children's Rights Law in Practice (10 credits)
  • LW6568 The Family and the Law (10 credits)
  • LW6572 Contemporary Issues in International Law (10 credits)
  • LW6574 Intellectual Property and Internet Regulation (10 credits)
  • LW6578 Consumer Rights: Law and Policy (5 credits)
  • LW6579 Law of Secured Lending (5 credits)
  • LW6580 Environmental Law in Practice (5 credits)
  • LW6581 Method in Environmental Law (5 credits)
  • LW6584 International Refugee Law (5 credits)
  • LW6588 Enforcement and Sanctions in Antitrust Law (5 credits)
  • LW6589 Contemporary Issues in EU Competition Policy (5 credits)
  • LW6592 Mental Capacity Law (5 credits)
  • LW6603 Legal Regulation of Cohabitation and Emerging Family Forms (5 credits)
  • LW6605 European Corporate Restructuring, Insolvency and Rescue (10 credits)
  • LW6606 International Human Rights Law (10 credits) 
  • LW6609 Mental Health Law (5 credits) 
  • LW6612 IT Law Clinic (5 credits) 
  • LW6617 International Biodiversity and Ecosystems Law and Policy (5 credits) 
  • LW6618 Climate Change Law and Policy (5 credits) 
  • LW6622 Sale, Insurance and Carriage of Goods by Sea (5 credits) 
  • LW6623 Global Maritime Security (5 credits)
  • LW6626 Law of Ship Finance (5 credits)
  • LW6627 International Environmental Law (5 credits) 
  • LW6628 Marine Environmental Law (5 credits)
  • LW6629 Natural Resources Law (5 credits)

It may be that not all modules listed above will be offered in any particular session and/or other options may become available. Full details may be found in the College Calendar. Please see the Book of Modules for a more detailed description of programme modules.

Additional Teaching Mode Information

The part-time option will be taught during weekday working hours up to a maximum of 36 months.

Modules

Further details on the modules listed above can be found in our book of modules. Any modules listed above are indicative of the current set of modules for this course but are subject to change from year to year.

University Calendar

You can find the full academic content for the current year of any given course in our University Calendar.

Course Practicalities

LLM classes are in seminar format. This participative and interactive format of teaching is suitable for postgraduate level. You will receive advance reading lists and/or materials for each seminar. Seminars take place in two-hour blocks between 9am and 6pm, Monday to Friday. 10 credit modules run for 12 weeks and 5 credit modules run for 6 weeks.

Assessment

You will be examined by continuous assessment throughout the year and your dissertation must be submitted in September.

To view individual module assessments in the Book of Modules, click HERE

Who teaches this course?

The School of Law has many expert and committed lecturers with expertise across a wide range of areas. For a full list of law lecturers see here.

Why Choose This Course

Qualified applicants who have Law Society Diplomas may, on application, request an exemption from 10 credits. Applicants can request an exemption from up to 20 non-UCC credits. In advance of full registration for the degree, qualified candidates can opt to take up to 20 credits on an occasional basis.

Skills and Careers Information

This programme gives you an opportunity to progress your academic qualifications and enhance your knowledge and understanding of specialised areas of law.

Requirements

The course is open to qualified solicitors and barristers with a minimum of two years full-time post-qualification professional legal experience.

If you are applying with Qualifications obtained outside Ireland and you wish to verify if you meet the minimum academic and English language requirements for this programme please click here to view the grades comparison table by country and for details of recognised English language tests. 

English Language Requirements

Applicants that are non-native speakers of the English language must meet the university approved English language requirements available here.

For applicants with qualifications completed outside of Ireland

Applicants must meet the required entry academic grade, equivalent to Irish requirements, please find our grades comparison by country here

International/non-EU applicants

For full details of the non-EU application procedure please visit our how to apply pages for international students. In UCC, we use the term programme and course interchangeably to describe what a person has registered to study in UCC and its constituent colleges, schools, and departments.

Not all courses are open to international/non-EU applicants, please check the fact file above.

For more information please contact the International Office.

Fees and Costs

The EU fee for this course is €1,000 per 10 credit module.

The Non-EU fee for this course is Not currently open to Non EU applicants.

Full-time/Part-time fee:

If your course is offered full time and part time, normally the fee for the part-time course is half the full-time fee per year, please check the fact file for confirmation.

Deposits:

If your course required a deposit, that figure will be deducted from your second semester fee payment in January.

EU student fee payment:

Fees for EU students are payable in two equal instalments. First payment at registration in August and the second in January.

International student fee payment:

Fees for Non-EU Students are payable in one instalment in August.

How can I pay?

By Credit/Debit card online or by credit transfer.

Questions?

If you have any questions on fee payment please email our Fees Office at fees@ucc.ie .

Non-EU Fees

The fee schedule for 2019/2020 is available here.

How Do I Apply

1. Choose Course

Firstly choose your course. Applicants can apply for up to three courses under one application. Details of taught courses are available on our online prospectus.

2. Apply Online

Once you have chosen your course you can apply online at the Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC). Applicants will need to apply before the course closing date. There is a €50 application fee for all courses apart from the Education - Professional Master of Education - (Secondary School/Post-Primary Teacher Training) which has a €100 application fee.

3. Gather Supporting Documents

Scanned copies of the following documents will need to be uploaded to PAC in support of your application. Applicants may need to produce the original documents if you are accepted onto a course and register at UCC.

  • Original qualification documents listed on your application including transcripts of results from institutions other than UCC
  • Any supplementary forms requested for your course.

Please log into PAC for more details.

4. Application processing timeline

Our online application system PAC opens for applications for most courses in early November of each year. Check specific course details. 

Rounds

For courses that are in the rounds system (Irish and EU applicants), please check the rounds closing dates here

Questions on how to apply?

Please use our web enquiry form to contact us.

Additional Requirements (All Applicants)

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 here: CKL23 Supplementary Questions

The closing date for non-EU applications is Not currently open to Non EU applicants

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