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Law - LLM (Child and Family Law) LLM

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Course Code: CKL29 Full-time; CKL30 Part-time

Course Title: Law - LLM (Child and Family Law)

College: Business and Law

Law - LLM (Child and Family Law)

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

On the LLM in Child and Family Law, you will be exposed to the law and theory on child and family law in Ireland and internationally. At the same time you will get a rare insight into various aspects of the law in action by engaging with social workers, legal professionals and others.

You will work with scholars who have a track record of outstanding scholarship on legal issues relating to children and the family.

You will have the opportunity to become involved in UCC’s innovative Child Law Clinic where you can provide research assistance to lawyers on real cases, helping to make a contribution to the quality of advocacy on children’s issues, and lobbying for the reform of child law and children’s rights. 

Applicants for the LLM (Child and Family Law) Degree also have the option of registering for a Postgraduate Diploma in Child and Family Law. Students take 60 credits of taught masters’ modules from those on offer for the LLM (Child and Family Law). 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

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

To be accepted on this course, you must be approved by the School of Law.

You will also normally have: 

(a) A law degree with at least Second Class Honours Grade 1

Or

(b) Have such other relevant third level educational qualifications and/or professional experience as, in the opinion of the School of Law, qualifies the candidate to undertake the LLM (Child and Family Law) 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.ie for 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 Form CKL29 FT (99kB); Supplementary Form CKL30 PT (99kB)

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

The School of Law 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. Arrangements are made for courtroom observation in the family courts.

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

Who Teaches This Course

The School of Law has many committed lecturers with expertise across a wide range of areas, and has particular strengths in the area of child and family law. For a full list of School members, including details of research interests, publications and postgraduate supervision, see link  http://www.ucc.ie/en/lawsite/about/people/

Further Contact Information

Programme Coordinator
Name:
Dr Louise Crowley
Email Address: l.crowley@ucc.ie
Telephone: 353 (0)21 490 3879
Address: School of Law, Aras na Laoi, UCC

 

Anna O’Sullivan (Administrator)
E: anna.osullivan@ucc.ie
T: (021) 420 5170

 

Go to http://www.ucc.ie/en/law-postgrad/taughtprogrammes/for more information about the LLM (Child and Family Law).

 

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