M.A. On Campus

Law (Professional)

Technological University Dublin

48 months
1935 EUR/year
1935 EUR/year
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The Master of Arts in Law (Professional) at Dublin Institute Of Technology is a post-graduate law degree providing a pathway to both branches of the legal profession. It also offers a firm grounding in law for those wishing to pursue careers in public service, regulation, professional services and other sectors requiring comprehensive legal knowledge and analytical skills.


The Master of Arts in Law (Professional) at Dublin Institute Of Technology aims to provide students with a deep understanding of the institutional framework and principles of Irish Law, enabling them to apply and critically evaluate legal rules and processes. Students will learn how to draw upon legal sources to propose novel solutions to a range of regulatory difficulties and thus develop high-level reasoning and analytical skills. They will acquire advocacy and policy development skills through engagement with a range of social, commercial and regulatory issues at a national and EU level.

All core professional subjects including those examined by both the Law Society and King’s Inns entrance examinations are offered on the programme, which is an accredited law degree for the purposes of King’s Inns admission.

The programme is offered on a modular basis; students must take Legal Skills in their first year of registration, but can choose their remaining modules from the full suite offered.

Career opportunities

It is expected that many graduates of the Master of Arts in Law (Professional) will go on to enter the legal professions either as a solicitor or barrister. A background in a discipline other than law, together with a good quality legal education, is highly sought after by the larger law firms and is a significant asset to practising barristers.

In addition to the professions, graduates are well placed to succeed in competitions for public service employment and to obtain positions in highly regulated industries such as pharmaceuticals, Information Technology, Banking and Finance, Insurance and Energy.

Graduates of the Master of Arts in Law (Professional) are eligible to sit the King’s Inns entrance examination (provided they have selected appropriate subjects during the programme). All eight subjects examined by the Law Society in the Final Examination Part 1 are offered on the programme, although the syllabi at DIT may not exactly cover all areas of the Law Society syllabi. Full details in relation to the requirements for King’s Inns and the Law Society are available on their respective websites.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Company Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contract Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Equity
  • European Union Law
  • Property Law
  • Law of Torts
  • Refugee and Asylum Law
  • Evidence
  • Jurisprudence
  • Administrative Law
  • European Human Rights Law
  • Criminology
  • Media and Intellectual Property Law
  • Family Law
  • Law & Society Research Clinic

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 48 months

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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission to the Master of Arts in Law (Professional) requires at least a second class honours level 8 primary degree (2.2 or higher). 
  • Due to competition for places, satisfying the minimum entry requirements is not a guarantee of a place. 
  • Offers for the programme will be made in two tranches on 30th April 2018 and 1 July 2018. 
  • Students who obtained the DIT Post-Graduate Diploma in Law in 2014 or later may apply for entry into year two of the programme. However, these students should note that the Master of Arts in Law (Professional) is accredited by King?s Inns only for those who commence year one in 2017/8 or later. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1935 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1935 EUR per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1935 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1935 EUR per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Dublin

1100 - 1800 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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