Taught course

Laws (International and Comparative Law)

Trinity College Dublin - the University of Dublin · School of Law

Entry requirements

Applications for admission to the LL.M. (International and Comparative Law) 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. Applications are made online at: www.tcd.ie/courses/postgraduate/az

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 international law and 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
relating to some aspect of international and comparative law. The
modules offered might typically include the following: Advanced
Comparative Law: European Legal Systems, African Human
Rights Law, Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution,
Climate Change Law, Comparative Civil Rights, Comparative
Constitutional Law and Theory, Comparative Product Liability:
Common Law, EU and US Perspectives, Contemporary Issues
in International Law, Corporate Governance in the EU, Energy
Law and Policy in the EU, EU Aviation Law, EU Consumer
Law, EU Employment Law, EU Legal System and Institutions,
European Human Rights Law, Globalisation and Law, Freedom
of Expression and Intellectual Property Law, Online, International
and Comparative Analysis of Unfair Competition and Trade
Mark Law, International and European Tax Law, International
Aviation Law, International Criminal Evidence, International
Criminal Law, International Dispute Resolution, International
Economic 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