About This Course
Law LLM (Practitioner)
1 year Full-time; 36 months Part-time
Full-time, Part-Time. See Additional Teaching Mode Information for more info.
EU Fees 2021
€1,000 per 10 credit module
See Fees and Costs for full details.
Non-EU Fees 2021
Not currently open to Non EU applicants
See Requirements for full details.
Not on offer 2022/2023
Non-EU Closing Date
Not currently open to Non EU applicants
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.
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.
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.
You can find the full academic content for the current year of any given course in our University Calendar.
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.
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.
The course is open to qualified solicitors and barristers with a minimum of two years full-time post-qualification professional legal experience.
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.
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.
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.
If you have any questions on fee payment please email our Fees Office at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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 two 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 online application portal. Applicants will need to apply before the course closing date. There is a non-refundable €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.
Applicants for the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health Nursing must apply on the PAC website when the programme opens for applications.
3. Gather Supporting Documents
Scanned copies of the following documents will need to be uploaded to the online application portal 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 items requested for your course.
Please log into the online application portal for more details.
4. Application processing timeline
Our online application portal opens for applications for most courses in early November of each year. Check specific course details.
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 you will be required to provide additional information as part of the online application process for this programme. This will include the following questions:
You may enter the details of professional or voluntary positions held. We strongly encourage you to complete this section with all relevant work experiences that will support your application.
In addition to your previously declared qualifications, please outline any additional academic courses, self-learning and professional training relevant to this programme.
Please describe your motivation and readiness for this programme.
- Please enter the names and email addresses of 2 referees.
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