Bachelor of Laws (LLB)—full-time and part-time
College of Business, Public Policy, & Law
Law impacts on all aspects of life today and a law degree such as the LLB provides an excellent basis and training for careers in a wide variety of areas including administration, business, the media, social work, etc.
The prerequisite for admission to the LLB programme is an approved university degree (or equivalent qualification) in any area. In certain circumstances an approved professional qualification may be accepted in lieu of a degree. Those holding a Law degree or who have studied Law at third-level may be granted appropriate exemptions.
3 years, full-time
4 years, part-time
Next start date: September 2014
Average intake: 20
Closing date: 11 May 2014 (late applications will also be considered).
The LLB contains all the subjects needed for entrance examinations to the legal professions (solicitors and barristers) in Ireland, subject to prevailing entry rules. By choosing certain subjects students can become eligible for exemptions in relation to entry to the legal profession in England and Wales. The LLB is also excellent preparation for work in a legal advisory capacity in the private or public sector. The programme is structured so as to facilitate those with work responsibilities and may be taken over three or four years.
Applicants for admission to the first year of the programme must indicate if they intend to complete it over three (full-time mode) or four years (part-time mode). The only significant difference between the two modes is the number of subjects taken in each year, and all students will eventually take the equivalent of 13 year-long subjects. Academic standards, course requirements, aggregate contact hours and so forth are the same for both modes. While some subjects are available during daytime hours only, most courses will be offered in the evenings (after 6.00 p.m.) and occasionally on Saturdays.
Applications and selections
Applications are made via hard copy application form, downloadable here: Application For Admission To The LLB Course 2014/2015
Applications are particularly welcomed from graduates/professionals of several years standing in addition to recent graduates of all faculties seeking to broaden their qualifications.
Requirements and assessment
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T +353 91 493 082
E Ms. Geraldine O'Rourke
Fees for this course
EU (Total): €6,015 p.a. 2014/15 (inclusive of Levy)
- Tuition: €5,791 p.a. 2013/14
- Student levy: €224 p.a. 2013/14
Non-EU (Total): €13,000 p.a. 2014/15
EU Full time programme: €6,015 p.a. (3 year programme)
EU Part time programme: €4,570 p.a. (4 year programme)
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LLB graduate and Volvo Ocean Race Logistics Director
"I would recommend the LLB to anyone planning a legal or business career. It provides a very solid grounding in legal research, application and presentation, all of which are applicable across many sectors of industry and are not just confined to law. I would recommend NUI Galway for the mix it provides through its overseas lecturers and interntional students.
Galway itself is a very international city. In other cities, the University gets lost in the city and, with it, the student experience. In Galway, the university is a fundamental part of the city. Studying in Galway gives great students a great perspective on what exactly the world has to offer. Studying in NUI Galway, a great university on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, subconsciously instills a frontier mentality and the desire to go find it.”
"The flexibility offered by the part-time mode of the LLB programme was central to my decision to study law at NUI Galway. While challenging, the availability of night-time lectures helped me to successfully combine work and study. Attaining the LLB has enhanced my career options by expanding both my legal knowledge and skills base."