LLM Law From Dublin City University

Program Overview

The LLM (Master of Laws) is a one year full-time and two year part-time programme offered by DCU’s School of Law and Government. We welcome applicants from Ireland, the EU and the wider world who are interested in deepening their understanding of law in broader social, political and global contexts.

The programme is designed to prepare you for a career in the 21st century workplace, where employers seek adaptable and outward-looking critical thinkers. To this end, the LLM (Master of Laws) offers a range of modules that goes beyond black-letter, formulaic legal study: the programme embraces a socio-legal methodology and has a European and international orientation.



  Course Duration

12 Months

  Tuition Fee



IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 92


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Year 1 Core Modules:

  • Dissertation

  • Legal and Socio-Legal Research Skills

  • Judges and Judging

Year 1 Optional Modules:

  • European Employment Law

  • Contemp. Legal Issues in Commercial Practice

  • EU Institutional Law

  • EU and National Climate Change Law

  • Policing and Society

  • Key Issues in European Law & Policy

  • Race, Minorities & Indigenous in Int'l Law

  • European and International Human Rights Law

  • Principles of Public International Law

  • International Law and Conflict

  • Uaneen Non-Contributing Module

For admission to the LLM programme, successful applicants will have - 

  • Normally have achieved a Second Class Honours Grade One (H2.1) in a primary degree (level 08) in law or an interdisciplinary degree which includes law as a significant component.  

  • Applicants who have not achieved a H2.1 may apply but applications will be assessed on a competitive basis.

  • If an applicant has not yet completed their degree, then a conditional offer may be made on the basis of most recent grades and pending the achievement of no less than a H2.2 degree.

  • Applicants with appropriate combinations of professional qualifications and experience may also be considered. This includes discipline-specific knowledge and know-how; transferable skills; basic research competency; personal effectiveness.

English Language Requirements:

International candidates who are non-native speakers of English must satisfy the University of their competency in the English language.  

  • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above, with a minimum of 6.0 in all components.

  • TOEFL iBT: Overall score 92 or above.

EU Status Fee: €7,400

Non EU Fee: €15,000

Potential Careers

  • The legal professions

  • Academia or research careers

  • NGOs and advocacy

  • Civil service and public administration

  • European and international organisations


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