Taught course

LLM (Master of Laws)

Dublin City University · Faculty Of Humanities and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally have achieved a Second Class Honours Grade One (H2.1) in a primary degree (Level 8) in law or an interdisciplinary degree which includes law as a significant component. Applicants who have not achieved a H2.1 may apply but applications will be assessed on a competitive basis.

Appropriate combinations of professional qualifications and relevant work experience may be accepted as equivalent to an honours degree, in accordance with the relevant regulations of Dublin City University.

Months of entry


Course content

The LLM (Master in Laws) is a one-year program offered by DCU’s School of Law and Government. We welcome applicants from Ireland, the EU and the wider world who are interested in deepening their understanding of law in broader social, political and global contexts.

The programme is designed to prepare you for a career in the 21st century workplace, where employers seek adaptable and outward-looking critical thinkers. To this end, the LLM offers a range of modules that goes beyond black-letter, formulaic legal study: the programme embraces a socio-legal methodology and has a European and international orientation.

Students can choose to specialise in a particular area of law or can pursue a more general degree (see section below for programme structure and module choice). We offer modules in three broadly discernible areas:

  • law & society, ethics, and human rights
  • EU, international and transnational law
  • institutions, public law and public policy

Information for international students

International candidates are expected to have education qualifications of a standard to those outlined above In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language. For further information on international applications click here.

Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • LLM
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Tom Hickey
+353 (01) 7007858