NUI Galway Postgraduate Prospectus 2021

School of Law College of Business, Public Policy and Law

PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: LLB DURATION: 2 years, full-time; 3 years, full-time, which may be extended to 4 years, part-time (daytime classes only). NUMBER OF PLACES: 20 COURSE INSTANCE(S): 1BOL2, 2 years; 1BL1, 3 years; 1BL2, 4 years FEES AND FUNDING: Fees information and funding opportunities: pages 286 and 288. WHEN TO APPLY: NUI Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible. See page 284 for full details of when and how to apply.


Your Course 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. 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. The programme is offered during daytime hours and may be taken over: • Two years, full-time (120 credits); • Three years, full-time (180 credits), wide range of optional modules; • Four years, part-time (180 credits), wide range of optional modules; The three-year and four-year versions of the programme give students the opportunity to tailor their studies to their own requirements, by choosing from a wide range of optional modules. 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 and social work. Minimum 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. FIND OUT MORE AT:

CONTACT Dr. Rónán Kennedy T: +353 91 495 626 E:

3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE 1. Provides a route to qualifying as a lawyer for graduates from any discipline. 2. Students who choose the three- or four-year option can develop their own personal programme of study, choosing from a wide range of modules taught by acknowledged experts in their fields. 3. Flexibility: Students may take the programme over two, three or four years, which will facilitate students’ responsibilities at work and at home.

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