Postgraduate
LLM International and Comparative and Business Law

NUI Galway

Course Overview


This programme provides an excellent grounding in business law, for those interested in pursuing a career in legal practice or in the commercial world.

Students can choose from a range of modules at an advanced level and tailor their LLM to suit their interests and career plans. You will expand your knowledge of business law from a national, regional and international perspective. Modules include such diverse options as EU Competition Law, Advanced Intellectual Property Law, and European Consumer Law to Global Issues in Contemporary Labor Law. This programme provides students with an opportunity to engage with leading commercial practitioners to develop their legal expertise and skills in business law. Winner: Postgraduate Course of the Year in Law at the gradireland Higher Education Awards 2020 sponsored by PwC. Read more here.
The judging panel’s comments included: “Excellent innovation and teaching methodology, with strong links to industry.”

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Galway

What is the length of the course?

12 Months (1 Year) Full-time


When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?

September

Placement options


Application Closing Date

Open for an application

Number of Places

15

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 16,500

Living Costs per year

€ 10,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits


  • The LLM in International and Comparative Business Law is of particular interest to students interested in pursuing a career with an international law firm.
  • An enhanced knowledge of the international business world and its interactive relationship with laws and regulations allows students to develop an exceptional set of skills along with a global outlook.
  • The School of Law runs a programme of careers events annually including a Careers in Law Week, during which students have an opportunity to meet partners from leading law firms and attend interview-skills workshops.
  • Graduates can consult on business and legal matters to international law firms, multinational professional services firms, in-house counsel with major global firms and more.

Entry requirements

How to Apply

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As part of your application, you will be required to submit:

  • Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
  • Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A copy of your passport
  • Personal Statement
  • CV/Resume
  • Extra requests for certain courses

Minimum entry requirements

• An approved Second Class Honors Degree, Grade 1 (2.1) in law, or an inter-disciplinary degree in which law was a major component.
• Applicants awarded a Graduate Diploma in Law may be considered but will be admitted only where they demonstrate a strong academic performance in both the undergraduate degree and diploma.
• In exceptional circumstances, an applicant holding a degree in another discipline or a degree of less than an approved Second Class Honors Degree, Grade 1 (H2.1) standard may be considered where they have relevant professional law experience.

English Requirements

Arts/Business/Law (No less than 5.5 in any Component)
IELTS: 6.5 Overall
TOEFL: 88
Pearson (PTE): 61
Duolingo English Test (DET)**: 110
• Temporary measure for 2020 only in response to COVID-19

Special Entry Requirements

n/a

Career Prospects


The LLM in International and Comparative Business Law is of particular interest to students interested in pursuing a career with an international law firm. The School of Law runs a programme of careers events annually including a Careers in Law Week, during which students have an opportunity to meet partners from leading law firms and attend interview-skills workshops. An enhanced knowledge of the international business world and its interactive relationship with laws and regulations allows students to develop an exceptional set of skills along with a global outlook.
Additionally, the programme offers a number of ‘Commercial Legal Placements’ with the leading law firms in the jurisdiction enhancing the students practical knowledge of working in a commercial firm and ensuring they gain skills which will be very attractive to prospective employers in the commercial sector. Graduates can consult on business and legal matters to international law firms, multinational professional services firms, in-house counsel with major global firms and more.

Notes


Work Placements: A unique feature of the LL.M in International and Comparative Business Law is that there are 7 placements with commercial law firms for the top students on the programme. This follows from the skills-based nature of the programme which enables students to develop their advocacy skills, negotiation, mediation and presentation skills so that they have the attributes necessary to fit seamlessly into a law firm. Many of the recruiters have commented on the high standard of those applying for placements and, in some cases, have intimated the possibility keeping these students on for trainee ships. This year’s students have secured placements with: Arthur Cox, L.K.Shields, A&L Goodbody, Matheson Solicitors and Ronan Daly Jerym Solicitors. Another student was successful in securing a placement with Flynn O’Driscoll, Solicitors.