Law General LLM From University of Limerick

Program Overview

The School of Law, University of Limerick is a department of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences and was recently crowned the ‘AIB Irish Law School of the Year 2017’.

We at the School of Law have a long tradition of committing ourselves to developing the transferrable skills of students. Our initiatives in this regard (mooting, project work with community partners etc) promote ‘big picture’ holistic thinking, and can explicitly enhance student soft skills such as problem solving, decision-making, communication, teamwork, planning, critical thinking and human relations skills. It is not surprising therefore that our graduates, national and international, have ended up as partners in major law firms, as partners in major accounting firms, at the Bar, in senior roles in government departments, NGOs, at the EU, in academia and private industry.

We are strongly committed to working with the practising legal profession, government departments, NGOs, and other relevant stakeholders across all disciplines of law. We have developed particularly strong working relationships with An Garda Síochána and the Office of the Revenue Commissioners. We have also fostered strong international links. Our undergraduate and postgraduate students enjoy international education and work placement opportunities, in Europe, the USA, Canada and China.

We also have a very vibrant international student body in the Law School. A recent International Student Survey, which involved over 5000 International students currently studying across the seven Irish Universities, voted UL as the number one University in providing the best student experience, the best student support and warmest welcome in Ireland. UL is also among the top 100 Erasmus host universities according to the latest statistics released by the EU Commission.



  Course Duration

12 Months

  Tuition Fee



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This degree can be taken on a full time or a part time basis. Full time students complete the programme over a period of 12 months by taking four modules in both the autumn and spring semesters, before completing a dissertation during the summer semester.  Part- time students complete the programme over a 24 month period by taking two modules in both the autumn and spring semesters of each year, before completing a dissertation in the summer semester of the second year. The module selection for each semester will be by agreement with the Course Director.

The topic for a student’s dissertation is determined during the spring semester, supervised by a faculty member, and submitted at the end of the summer semester.

Autumn Semester     

  • LA6001 Advanced Legal Research Skills

Three Electives From*

  • LA6031 Law of International Trade Organisations
  • LA6021 Law of International Business Associations
  • LA5153 Comparative International Protection of Human Rights Law
  • LA6011 International Business Transactions
  • LA6111 Criminal Justice Processes and Sentencing
  • LA6121 Law of the European Convention of Human Rights
  • LA6051 Penology and Victimology
  • LM6162 Regulatory Crime
  • LA6061 Contemporary Challenges in Medical Law and Ethics

Spring Semester    

  • LA6002 Dissertation Methodology

Three Electives From*

  • LA6022 Counter Terrorism Law and International Business
  • LA6032 Global Competition Law
  • LA6042 International Labour Law
  • LA6062 Comparative & European Criminal Justice
  • LA6102 Law of Credit and Security
  • LA6112 International Protection of Intellectual Property Rights
  • LA6132 International Criminal Law
  • LA6142 Policing and Human Rights
  • LA4052 Criminology
  • LA6082 International Perspectives on Property Law
  • LA 6072 International Tort Law and Business 
  • LA6172 Advanced Family Law: Standpoint and Rights-Based Perspectives

Summer Semester

  • Dissertation

A second class honours in an undergraduate law degree or in another primary degree in which the legal component accounts for at least 50% of the whole programme (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) will be required for enrolment on this Masters programme. In exceptional circumstances an applicant who cannot satisfy the undergraduate requirement may be accepted on the basis of relevant professional experience

  • If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice
  • If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:
    • English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts


    • English language competency certificate

Tuition Fees

These are based on ResidencyCitizenship.

Review the three groups of criteria to determine your fee status as follows

  1. Residency
    • You must have been living in an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland for at least 3 of the 5 years before starting your course
  2. Citizenship
    • You must be a citizen of an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland or have official refugee status


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