Postgraduate
LLM LLM General

NUI Galway

Course Overview


The LLM (General) is one of a suite of LLM programmes offered by the School of Law at NUI Galway.

This LLM can be taken on a full-time basis over one year or part-time over two years. It is a taught programme designed to give students complete flexibility in their selection of modules and topic for their minor thesis. The LLM (General) programme allows students to select modules to suit their own interests and facilitate their specific career objectives. Students can select modules from the full range available for taught LLM programmes offered within the School of Law, the Irish Center for Human Rights and the Center for Disability Law and Policy. This programme is designed for students seeking an advanced postgraduate degree but who do not wish to specialize in a particular area of law.

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 (General) is of particular interest to students who wish to gain expertise in a specific area of law without having to limit their options.
  • The School of Law runs a programme of careers events annually, including a Careers in Law Week, which gives students have an opportunity to meet partners from leading law firms and attend interview skills workshops.
  • Rather than have to take set modules, students have the flexibility to tailor the programme for the particular area of law that they wish to work in and, thus, enhance their employability.
  • All modules are taught by experts in the field who will also be in a position to guide students towards opportunities that may arise for further research, internships or roles that may be of interest to them.

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

The criteria for admission to this Programme is as follows:
• An approved Second Class Honors Degree, Grade 1 (2.1, Level 8) 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 experience in law.
• All applicants, whose first language is not English, must present one of the following qualifications in the English language. IELTS (6.5 overall), TOEFL (8) and Pearson PTE (61).

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 (General) is of particular interest to students who wish to gain expertise in a specific area of law without having to limit their options. Rather than have to take set modules, students have the flexibility to tailor the programme for the particular area of law that they wish to work in and, thus, enhance their employ ability. The School of Law runs a programme of careers events annually, including a Careers in Law Week, which gives students have an opportunity to meet partners from leading law firms and attend interview skills workshops. All modules are taught by experts in the field who will also be in a position to guide students towards opportunities that may arise for further research, internships or roles that may be of interest to them.

Notes


3 reasons to choose this course: 

1. Students will have flexibility to ‘ tailor’ their LL.M by choosing from the wide range of Masters modules on offer across the School of Law, the Irish Center for Human Rights and Center for Disability Law and Policy.
2. Students undertaking this programme will develop critical thinking skills, legal research and legal writing skills.
3. This programme allows students to choose modules that best meet their specific interests and career goals.