Single Year

LLMs (NFQ level 9)

Taught programmes

We have a wide range of Taught LLMs available through our postgraduate school (administrator: Veronica Calnan, and these may be explored further on our postgraduate website. 

Current specialist LLMs include areas such as: Business Law, Child and Family Law, Criminal Justice, Health and Care Law, Intellectual Property and E-Law, and International Human Rights and Public Policy.

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LLM by Research

Suitably qualified candidates may be accepted onto the LLM by Research programme (also known as LLM Mode B) on submission of a detailed research proposal. (Note also the existence of our PhD programme). The LLM by Research Degree involves writing a thesis of approximately 40,000 words under academic supervision. The degree can be completed in one or two years full-time (or two or four years part-time).

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LLB (NFQ level 8)

The LLB Degree is a one year postgraduate law degree offering students the opportunity to expand their portfolio of legal knowledge across a wider area of law in preparation for specific practice or for further study. It offers a wide choice of courses so that students can create a combination that best suits their interests. In particular, it offers students an opportunity to study additional fields of law, such as Medical Law, Environmental Law or Human Rights Law, which may not have been available to them at undergraduate level. The majority of students continue from the LLB degree into the legal profession or to more specialised study on one of our LLM programmes. Many of our LLB students have also entered a wide variety of other careers ranging from banking and insurance, to management and journalism.


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Diplomas (NFQ level 7/8)

We offer the following one-year programmes for Erasmus and Socrates students:

The Diploma in Law and Legal English is a 3+1+1 programme.  For the first year, you will enter our Diploma in Law and Legal English, which consists of a mixture of Law and English language modules.  In your second year, you will enter one of our six LLM programmes (see above).

Admission for these programmes is through the International Education Office.

School of Law

Scoil an Dlí

Room 1.63, T12 T656