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Law - LLM (Business Law) LLM

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Course Code: CKL38 Full-time; CKL39 Part-time

Course Title: Law - LLM (Business Law)

College: Business and Law

Law - LLM (Business 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

The course combines a focus on realities of business law in practice with a broader discussion of relevant theoretical and policy issues. The course builds on the School’s wide range of expertise and knowledge in a broad range of aspects of business law, including banking, commercial, corporate, financial services, and insolvency, and in regulation and compliance in the business area. Students will be equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to engage with the practical operation of business law. Students also complete a research dissertation in their chosen aspect of business law under expert individualised supervision. Students will also benefit from guest seminars with experts from legal and business practice, relevant Government departments, regulatory bodies and legal practitioners and international experts in this field. 

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

The course includes a core Business Law in Practice module where students will be equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to engage with business law in practice.  Students can choose from a range of postgraduate business law modules, business modules and undergraduate law subjects.

Please visit the Law School 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

Candidates must be approved by the School of Law and must normally:

(a) hold a Law Degree with at least Second Class Honours Grade 1

(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 (Business Law) Degree.*

*Note:  Where appropriate, the Academic Programme Director will identify, in consultation with the candidate, certain elective modules to be taken by a candidate admitted under entry criterion (b) above. The taking of specified modules may be made a condition of acceptance of a candidate’s application. 

The number of places available in any given year is dependent on resources and all qualified candidates may not be admitted.

Applications from overseas candidates are welcome and their qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis under (c) 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 LLM (Business Law) CKL38 (145kB) and LLM (Business Law) PT CKL39 (145kB)

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. Students receive advance reading lists and/or materials for each seminar.  Seminars generally take place in 2 hour blocks with one seminar per week in each module.  Seminar times are between 9:00am and 6:00pm, Monday to Friday. 10 credit modules run for 12 weeks and 5 credit modules run for 6 weeks.  Some modules/classes (1 or 2 only) may be on Saturdays and online.

Assessment

Generally students are examined by continuous assessment throughout the year and the dissertation must be submitted in September. Individual module assessments can be viewed in the Book of Modules at:

http://www.ucc.ie/modules/descriptions/page040.html

Who Teaches This Course

The course is taught by a team of academic staff with extensive academic, practical and policy experience in all aspects of business law.  Specialisms in the School include banking, commercial, competition, consumer, company and corporate governance, e-commerce, financial services, international trade, corporate and personal insolvency, maritime and revenue law. Academic Profiles are available at link http://www.ucc.ie/en/lawsite/about/people/

Further Contact Information

Programme Coordinator
Name:
Dr Fidelma White
Email Address: f.white@ucc.ie
Telephone: 353 (0)21 490 2176
Address: School of Law, Aras na Laoi, UCC

OR

Administrator
E: lawpostgrad@ucc.ie
T: (021) 420 5170

 

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

 

 

 

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