Course Overview

Law impacts on all aspects of life today, and the LLB provides you with an excellent basis for a career as a practising lawyer, 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.

 Course Highlights:

  • Provides a route to qualifying as a lawyer for graduates from any discipline.
  • Clinical Placements are available with law firms, barristers, and a range of governmental and non-governmental organizations working to promote the public interest.
  • Skills Development is an important element of this programme with a focus on critical thinking, analytical ability and professional writing skills.
  • Tailored Programme allows students to choose the modules that interest them or will further their career goals.
  • The Accredited Programme offers all the subjects currently required for the entrance examinations to the legal professions (solicitors and barristers).
  • Moot Court provides an opportunity for students to develop skills such as advocacy, research and legal analysis skills. 
  • Expert Lecturers deliver this programme.  Students also attend guest seminars from prominent practitioners, academics and judges.
  • Diverse Modules range from European Union Competition Law, Intellectual Property Law, Consumer Law to Global Issues in Contemporary Labour Law.  
  • Career Support is provided through professional workshops concentrating on students’ CV and interview skills.  Careers in Law Week also provides an opportunity to meet partners from leading law firms.

LLM Welcome

Applications and Selections

Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System

Who Teaches this Course

Requirements and Assessment

End-of-term exams and continuous assessment.

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

The prerequisite for admission to the LLB Programme is an approved Level 8 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 relevant practical law degree or who have studied law modules at third level may be granted appropriate exemptions.


Additional Requirements

Duration

3 years, full-time, which may be extended to 4 years, part-time (daytime classes only for both).

Next start date

September 2020

A Level Grades ()

Average intake

20

Closing Date

Please view the offer rounds website.

NFQ level

Mode of study

Taught

ECTS weighting

Award

CAO

Course code

1BL1, 3 years; 1BL2, 4 years

Course Outline

The LLB offers all the subjects currently required for the entrance examinations to the legal professions (solicitors and barristers) in Ireland. Furthermore, 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. 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.

Module details for the 3 year programme

Module details for the 4 year programme

Curriculum Information

Curriculum information relates to the current academic year (in most cases).
Course and module offerings and details may be subject to change.

Glossary of Terms

Credits
You must earn a defined number of credits (aka ECTS) to complete each year of your course. You do this by taking all of its required modules as well as the correct number of optional modules to obtain that year's total number of credits.
Module
An examinable portion of a subject or course, for which you attend lectures and/or tutorials and carry out assignments. E.g. Algebra and Calculus could be modules within the subject Mathematics. Each module has a unique module code eg. MA140.
Subject
Some courses allow you to choose subjects, where related modules are grouped together. Subjects have their own required number of credits, so you must take all that subject's required modules and may also need to obtain the remainder of the subject's total credits by choosing from its available optional modules.
Optional
A module you may choose to study.
Required
A module that you must study if you choose this course (or subject).
Required Core Subject
A subject you must study because it's integral to that course.
Semester
Most courses have 2 semesters (aka terms) per year, so a three-year course will have six semesters in total. For clarity, this page will refer to the first semester of year 2 as 'Semester 3'.

Year 2 (60 Credits)

Optional LW513: Evidence I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW212: Labour Law I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW343: International Protection Of Human Rights - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW339: Independent Research - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW225: Land Law I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW405: Health Law & Policy - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW427: European Union Law I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW301: Criminal Law I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW229: Company Law I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW337: Administrative Law I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW263: Equity I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW232: Housing Law & Policy - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW383: Information Technology Law - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW333: Comparative Competition Law - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW371: Alternative Dispute Resolution - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW357: Environmental Law I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW356: Industrial And Intellectual Property Law - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW365: Criminology - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW514: Evidence II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional LW370: Comparative Disability Law - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional LW216: Labour Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional LW226: Land Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional LW398: English Land Law - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional LW385: European Human Rights - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional LW117: Constitutional Law - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW118: Contract - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW127: Family Law - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW262: Tort - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW323: Public International Law - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW428: European Union Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional LW304: Criminal Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional LW231: Company Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional LW422: Administrative Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional LW265: Equity II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional LW364: International Trade Law - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional LW394: Criminal Justice - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional LW3119: Jurisprudence - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional LW358: Environmental Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional LW374: Banking Law - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional LW3122: Law and Innovation - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required LW288: Essay - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Year 3 (60 Credits)

Optional LW343: International Protection Of Human Rights - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW339: Independent Research - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW225: Land Law I - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW513: Evidence I - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW212: Labour Law I - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW405: Health Law & Policy - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW427: European Union Law I - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW301: Criminal Law I - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW229: Company Law I - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW337: Administrative Law I - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW263: Equity I - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW232: Housing Law & Policy - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW383: Information Technology Law - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW371: Alternative Dispute Resolution - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW333: Comparative Competition Law - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW357: Environmental Law I - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW365: Criminology - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW356: Industrial And Intellectual Property Law - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Required LW388: Essay - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW385: European Human Rights - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional LW226: Land Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional LW398: English Land Law - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional LW216: Labour Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional LW514: Evidence II - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional LW117: Constitutional Law - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW118: Contract - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW127: Family Law - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW262: Tort - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW323: Public International Law - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW428: European Union Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional LW304: Criminal Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional LW231: Company Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional LW422: Administrative Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional LW265: Equity II - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional LW370: Comparative Disability Law - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional LW364: International Trade Law - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional LW3119: Jurisprudence - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional LW394: Criminal Justice - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional LW358: Environmental Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional LW374: Banking Law - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional LW3122: Law and Innovation - 5 Credits - Semester 6

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

Many of our graduates today run successful practices as solicitors or barristers. Other graduates have found employment and advanced their careers in a variety of areas, such as administration, financial services, business, the media, policy development and social work. We have successful alumni in all walks of life all over the world.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes

 

Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€7,000 p.a. 2020/21

Fees: Tuition

€6,776 p.a. 2020/21

Fees: Student levy

€224 p.a. 2020/21

Fees: Non EU

€15,500 p.a. 2020/21

1BL2 (4 year programme). 
EU fee €5,250 p.a.   NON EU fee €15,500 p.a.

Find out More

Dr. Rónán Kennedy
T: +353 91 495 626
E: ronan.m.kennedy@nuigalway.ie


What Our Students Say

Natalie

Natalie Dillon |   LLB graduate

Following my Arts degree I was unsure of what career path to choose. As I have always had an interest in Law and how it works I chose the LLB. The programme is very flexible and well structured, especially for people who work full or part time. The quality of teaching is outstanding. The genuine interest lecturers have in the subjects they teach translates into very engaging and informative lecturers which encourage students to think critically about issues, an invaluable tool in any area of life. Completing the NUI Galway LLB programme was fundamental to my choice of pursuing a career in law.

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  • Postgraduate Taught Prospectus 2020

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