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Law, LL.M.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (WUR) Cork, Ireland
The Law course, University College Cork degree has been offered by UCC Law Faculty remains a very popular vehicle for postgraduate study at the Faculty. Students may either focus their interest in one area, for example business or international law, or choose from a broad variety of legal subject.

Overview

The Law Degree at University College Cork also provides students with the opportunity to pursue a dissertation in their area of interest under the supervision of dedicated and experienced lecturers. 

Learning outcomes

The LLM degree provides students with a high-quality, broadly based postgraduate experience where a commitment to academic excellence is combined with a commitment to developing student appreciation of the practical and policy implications of law.

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).    

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Comparative Family Property Law
  • Information Rights Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Electronic Commerce Law
  • Criminology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Hold a BCL (Hons) Degree from the National University of Ireland with at least Second Class Honours Grade 1(2:1)
  • Have such other relevant third level educational qualifications and/or professional experience as, in the opinion of the Faculty of law, qualifies the candidate to undertake the LLM Degree.
  • Applications from overseas candidates are welcome and their qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis under (b) above. Non-EU applicants should contact the International Education Office by email at international postgrad@ucc.ie for application details.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17000 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7000 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Cork

  • 860 - 1400 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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