Specialise in a single major law programme over four years, opening up excellent employment prospects in both law and non-law careers.
Acquire a thorough grounding in the fundamental areas of legal study and a broad range of specialist modules like Transnational Litigation, Civil Liberties and Criminology.
Enhance employability by developing your faculties for argument, reasoning and for the analysis of complicated ideas.
Why choose this degree?
- The LLB (MH501) is a four-year degree almost exclusively in law. It will be of particular interest if you wish to study law in depth and detail. MH501 provides you with a wider selection of law modules than MH502, the BCL, and is one year longer than the latter degree.
- This law degree is accredited by the Honorable Society of the Kings Inns.
- Students may apply to complete a work placement year in a law firm (subject to availability) or a year studying abroad at one of our international partner institutions (subject to availability).
- This is an innovative programme with a strong emphasis on the development of verbal and written advocacy skills through applied modules such as legal writing, negotiation and dispute resolution.
- Future-proof your degree with our exciting new modules in Law and Technology in each of years 1-3.
- Get involved in our numerous student societies: the student Law Society, European Law Students Association or Student FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centre) Society.
Duration: 4 years
A year of study is 60 credits.
- You concentrate on the study of Law through a wide range of legal subjects for each of the four years of the programme
- Students take the core modules required for professional legal training, but also choose from a wide range of optional modules
- A number of modules focus on developing critical skills (legal writing, advocacy, and communication skills)
- You can apply for a work placement in a law firm, or for a year studying abroad, during your degree (subject to availability)
Department of Law
Department of Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law and Fundamental Rights
Department of Centre for European and Eurasian Studies
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International & EU/EFTA Entry Requirements
Mature applicants are assessed separately to school-leavers. Mature applicants are 23 years or older by 1st January in the year of entry to the University. For part-time/flexible degrees the mature age is 21.
Mature applicants who have a disability
If you have a disability or specific learning difficulty (e.g. dyslexia), and require examination support for any written tests that may be required, please submit supporting documentation by 15 March 2024 to the Access Office.
Unfortunately we are unable to consider applications for alternative examination accommodation after this deadline.
01 February 2024
Leaving Certificate Applicants
Required to present (as a minimum): 2H5 & 4O6/H7, O6/H7 in Irish, English. Round 1 points: 462
HEAR and DARE
DARE: The Disability Access Route to Education is a third level alternative admissions scheme for school-leavers whose disabilities have had a negative impact on their second level education.
HEAR: The Higher Education Access Route is a third level admissions scheme for school leavers from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds.
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Categories of applicant:
- School-leavers (Leaving Certificate students)
- Mature students (23 years or older by 1st January in the year of entry to the University/part-time degrees the mature age is 21)
- EU/EFTA/UK students
- International students (outside the EU)
- QQI (Further Education) students
- Transferring students
- Deferring students