Entry requirements

Applications for admission to the LL.M. programme are invited from graduates holding a good honours law or law-based interdisciplinary degree. Assuming that this basic pre-requisite is in place, thereafter, admission to the programme is at the discretion of the LL.M. Sub-Committee who will decide on questions of admission having regard to the totality of all application files and the objectives of ensuring a diverse LL.M. class of the highest possible academic calibre.

Months of entry


Course content

The LL.M. is directed at well-qualified graduates in law and related
disciplines. It seeks to promote critical analysis of, and reflection
on, different aspects of national, European and international law.
This programme is delivered over one academic year. Students are
examined in six modules and complete a research dissertation of
up to 25,000 words over the academic year on an approved theme.
The modules offered might typically include the following:
Advanced Comparative Law: European Legal Systems, African
Human Rights Law, Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution,
Chinese Legal System in Comparative Perspective, Climate Change
and Law, Comparative Civil Rights, Comparative Constitutional
Law and Theory, Comparative Product Liability: Common Law, EU
and US Perspectives, Contemporary Issues in International Law,
Copyright and Innovation, Online, Corporate Governance in the
EU, Corporate, White-Collar and Regulatory Crime, Corruption Law,
Creative Works and Intellectual Property, Employment Litigation,
Energy Law and Policy in the EU Aviation Law, EU Banking and
Securities Law, EU Consumer Law, EU Copyright, Patents and
Design Law, EU Employment Law, EU Financial Services Law,
EU Legal System and Institutions, EU Trademark Law, European
Human Rights Law, Freedom of Expression and Intellectual
Property Law, Online, Globalisation and the Law, Intellectual
Property Law and Sport, International and Comparative Analysis
of Unfair Competition and Trade Mark Law, International Aviation
Law, International Criminal Evidence, International Criminal Law,
International Economic Law, International Dispute Resolution,
International and European Tax Law, International Humanitarian
Law, International Intellectual Property Law for Practitioners,
International Trade Law, Islamic Law, Judicial Review and
Human Rights: Theory and Practice, Law and Bioethics, Medical
Law, Principles of Delaware Corporate Law, Theoretical and
Comparative Criminal Law, Transitional Justice.
The School of Law reserves the right to vary the above list and,
in particular, the right to withdraw and add courses. Note that
timetabling considerations may also restrict choice. Further
information on the precise modules available in a given year is
available on the LL.M. website.

Information for international students


Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Neville Cox
+353 1-679 2392