Bachelor of Laws (LLB)—full-time and part-time

College of Business, Public Policy, & Law

Course overview

Law impacts on all aspects of life today, and the LLB provides you with an excellent basis for a career as a solicitor or a barrister, as well as in other fields such as administration, business, the media and social work. The LLB is also excellent preparation for work in a legal advisory capacity in the private or public sector.

Conversion course—long-standing graduates welcome: applications are particularly welcomed from graduates and professionals of several years standing in addition to recent graduates of all faculties seeking to broaden their qualifications.


Key facts

Entry requirements

The prerequisite for admission to the LLB Programme is an approved university degree in any discipline at second-class honours level or above. In certain circumstances, an approved professional qualification or experience 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.

Duration: 3 years, full-time, which may be extended to 4 years, part-time.

Next start date: September 2016

Average intake: 20

Closing date: 13 May 2016 (late applications will also be considered).

Mode of study: Taught

Course outline

The LLB offers all the subjects currently required for the entrance examinations to the legal professions (solicitors and barristers) in Ireland. Further, by choosing certain subjects, students can also become eligible for exemptions in relation to entry to the legal professions in England and Wales. In addition, all students are required to take a core module designed to equip them with critical legal research, writing and presentation skills. Students will also have the opportunity to tailor their studies to their own requirements by choosing optional modules from a long list of options. The programme is offered during daytime hours and may be taken on a full-time basis over three years. To facilitate those with work responsibilities, students may also take the programme on a part-time basis over four years.

Applications and selections

Applications are made online via The Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC). Relevant PAC application code(s) above. 

Requirements and assessment

End-of-term exams and continuous assessment.

Find out more


Carmel Flynn
T: +353 91 493 082

PAC code

GYL13 (3 Years)
GYL14 (4 Years)

Fees for this course

EU (Total): €6,015 p.a. 2015/16
 - Tuition: €5,791 p.a. 2015/16 (f-t)
 - Student levy: €224 p.a. 2015/16
Non-EU (Total): €13,250 p.a. 2015/16

EU Full time programme:  €6,015 p.a. (3 year programme); EU Part time programme:  €4,570 p.a. (4 year programme)

Postgraduate students in receipt of a SUSI grant – please note an F4 grant is where SUSI will pay €2,000 towards your tuition.  You will be liable for the remainder of the total fee.  An F5 grant is where SUSI will pay TUITION up to a maximum of €6,270.  SUSI will not cover the student levy of €224.

Graduate profile

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Cillian McGovern
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.”

Past students

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Damien McCallig
LLB Graduate

"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."

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