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Law - LLM (International Human Rights Law and Public Policy) LLM

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Course Code: CKL27 Full-time; CKL28 Part-time

Course Title: Law - LLM (International Human Rights Law and Public Policy)

College: Business and Law

Law - LLM (International Human Rights Law and Public Policy)

Duration: 1 year Full-time; 2 years Part-time

Teaching Mode: Full-time, Part-Time

The part-time option will be taught during weekday working hours over 2 years.

Qualifications: LLM

NFQ Level: Level 9

Costs: 2017/2018 Irish/EU Fee €7,000 full-time. The part-time course fee is half the full-time fee in the particular year of study. 2017/2018 Non-EU fee full-time: €17,000

Entry Requirements: See Detailed Entry Requirements.

Closing Date: Applications now closed for 2017/18

Next Intake: September 2018

Overview

This LLM engages students in the practice and policy context of human rights law internationally.

The course offers students a wide range of human rights law courses taught by leading experts in their field. It includes interdisciplinary teaching and a unique International Human Rights clinical module which focuses on essential human rights lawyering skills, including oral and written advocacy (legal and policy), strategic litigation, fact-finding and development.

The course will be of interest to students and practitioners from a range of different fields including:

law

social policy

political science

public administration

development

history

international relationssocial sciences

Applicants for the LLM (International Human Rights Law and Public Policy) degree also have the option of registering for a Postgraduate Diploma in International Law and Human Rights. Students take 60 credits of taught masters’ modules from those on offer for the LLM (International Human Rights Law and Public Policy). The Postgraduate Diploma can be completed over 9 months full-time or 18 months part-time. Those who wish to apply for the Diploma should contact v.calnan@ucc.ie  or anna.osullivan@ucc.ie  for application details.

This shorter programme may be attractive to legal professionals and others who may prefer not to make an initial commitment to a full master’s programme. Graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma may further progress their studies by completing a 15,000 word research dissertation and graduating with a Masters in Law (LLM).    

Course Details

Students complete 90 credits over 12 months full-time or 24 months part-time. Students take 55 credits of compulsory modules and choose 35 credits from the list of optional modules. 

Please visit the School of Law website at http://www.ucc.ie/en/law-postgrad/taughtprogrammes/ for up to date information on the programme. 

Programme regulations are available in the College Calendar 

Please see the Book of Modules for a more detailed description of programme modules.

Detailed Entry Requirements

For entry to this course you must be approved by the Faculty of Law and must normally:

•    hold a law degree with at least Second Class Honours Grade 1
•    or have such other relevant third-level educational qualifications and/or professional experience as, in the opinion of the School of Law, qualifies you to undertake the LLM (International Human Rights Lawand Public Policy) Degree.
•    If you are an overseas candidate you are welcome to apply and your qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis as above. Non-EU applicants should contact the International Education Office by email at :  Internationalpostgrad@ucc.iefor application details.

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. 



Application Procedure

Application for this programme is on-line at www.pac.ie/ucc. Places on this programme are offered in rounds. The closing dates for each round can be found here. For full details of the application procedure click How to apply

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 Supplementary Questions CKL27FT (89kB); Supplementary Form CKL28 PT (99kB)

All required documentation must be sent in hard copy to The Postgraduate Applications Centre, 1, Courthouse Square, Galway.

The Law Faculty uses a system of offer rounds to facilitate decision-making and early notification to applicants. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Candidates who do not have their final degree marks available may be made a conditional (provisional) offer.

New applications will continue to be reviewed at each round if there are still programme places available.

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.  Individual module assessments can be viewed in the Book of Modules.

 

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 listing of academic staff, see http://www.ucc.ie/en/lawsite/about/people/ 

 

Further Contact Information

Programme Coordinator
Name:
Professor Siobhán Mullally

Email Address: s.mullally@ucc.ie

Telephone: 353 (0)21 490 2699

Address: School of Law, Aras na Laoi, UCC

Anna O’Sullivan
Administrator

E: anna.osullivan@ucc.ie

T: +353 (0)21 420 5170

Go to http://www.ucc.ie/en/law-postgrad/taughtprogrammes/for more information about the LLM (International Human Rights Law and Public Policy).

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