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Common Law, MCL

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #185 (QS) Dublin, Ireland
The Masters in Common Law at University College Dublin is a unique two-year programme offering non-law graduates the opportunity to obtain a law degree.


Common Law students from University College Dublin will take a range of modules designed to introduce them to the main areas of our legal system. Teaching will be through the medium of lectures and fortnightly graduate seminars.

You will study a range of modules designed to introduce you to the main areas of our legal system, including Tort, Contract Law and European Law amongst others.


This degree offers you the relevant recognitions as part of the process of becoming a barrister or solicitor in Ireland. You may also choose to work in the commercial field complete with a strong legal background. The MCL is one of the Kings Inn’s approved degrees.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • European Human Rights Law
  • English Land Law
  • Matrimonial Law and Reliefs
  • Environmental Law and Policy
  • Family and Child Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • English Public Law
  • Planning Law
  • Research Module 10 cr
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • Key Issues in Irish Public Law
  • Role of Tort Law in the 21st Century
  • Role of Contract Law in the 21st Century
  • Law in the EU: Theory & Practice
  • Issues and Perspectives in Criminal Law
  • Property Law

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Most courses operate a rolling admissions policy with decisions being taken as soon as possible after receipt of completed applications. 

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    90 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Full Time option suitable for:
  • Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
  • International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes
  • Students who have completed or are in final year of a non-law degree (Level 8 NQAI or equivalent) can apply for this programme.

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    7325 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7325 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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