As Ireland’s youngest and fastest-growing law school, we bring a fresh approach to the study of law for the next generation – as an interdisciplinary, diverse subject which increasingly transcends national borders.
What sets postgraduate study at the Department apart is the international focus of our postgraduate programmes reflecting the increasingly global nature of law and legal practice. Students examine a broad array of legal subjects from an international perspective and may also avail of opportunities to study abroad, such as those at our partner university, the Catholic University of Lyon (UCLy).
The Department also has a strong career focus, with many modules on the programmes run in partnership with leading law firms and civil society organisations, offering students the opportunity to apply for work placements at the end of their studies. Previous placement partners have included Matheson, A&L Goodbody, William Fry, McDowell Purcell, McCann Fitzgerald, and The Medical Council. In addition, the Department of Law currently delivers a course in Funds Law in partnership with top Irish law firm, Matheson, which specialises in supporting international companies doing business in Ireland. The newly approved LLM in International Justice provides further opportunities for students to prepare themselves for policy and advocacy work in national, regional, and international organisations with a social and economic justice mandate. This programme offers placement opportunities with partner civil society organisations such as Transparency International (Ireland).
The current suite of taught postgraduate programmes offered by the Department is listed below:
- LLM (Global Legal Studies), full-time and part-time options
- LLM (International Justice) (for both law and non-law graduates)
- LLM (International Business Law), single qualification
- LLM (International Business Law), dual qualification
- MA in Comparative Criminology and Criminal Justice (for both law and non-law graduates)
- Higher Diploma in Legal Studies (for non-law graduates)