Law LLB Graduate Entry From University of Limerick

Program Overview

Brief Description

The LLB (Graduate Entry) is a two-year, full-time programme (level 8, NQAI) that provides a legal education for graduates in disciplines other than law.  The programme is ideally suited to graduates who wish to supplement their primary studies with a legal education or to graduates who are seeking a career change. The programme is also available to graduates who have studied law in a country where the legal system is not a common law system, i.e. the dominant system in countries including Ireland, England and Wales, Australia, and the United States of America.

It may be possible to gain exemptions for Year 1 of the programme if the core law modules covered in Year 1 have been covered in the applicant’s primary degree. This would result in the applicant being accepted into Year 2 of the programme. Decisions are based on a case-by-case basis by the Course Director.

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  Location

LimerickIreland

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  Course Duration

24 Months

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  Tuition Fee

 12,800

 Score

IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 90

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In each semester students take five modules; each module is taught through lectures (two per module per week), and generally a tutorial for each module is held every fortnight. Graduate Entry students attend lectures with the undergraduate law students. Five core modules are taken in the first semester of year 1; three core modules are taken in the second semester, together with two electives. In the second year, students choose five elective modules in each semester.

Year 1

Semester 1
 

  • LA4211 Criminal Law 1
  • LA4430 Constitutional Law 
  • LA4111 Contract Law 1
  • LA4001 Legal Systems & Methods
  • LA4310 Law of Torts 1


These modules are taken in Year 1 of the programme for those who are enrolled in the two year programme. For students thats have been granted an exemption for Year 1, for example, graduates of the BA in Criminal Justice, these three modules (Contract Law 1 & 2 and Law of Torts1) are taken in Year 2 of the programme. These three modules are also required for Kings Inns. Students are not permitted to take the same module twice, if a module is taken twice, the student will be precluded from graduations and will be required to take on an extra module iun order to complete the necessary credits.

Semester 2
 

  • LA4222 Criminal Law 2
  • LA4440 Constitutional Law 2
  • LA4122 Contract Law 2
  • Elective Module 1
  • Elective Module 2


Elective Modules to be taken from the following:
 

  • LA4320 Law of Torts 2, LA4922 Sport and The Law, LA4040 Law of Evidence, LA4012 Comparative Legal Systems, LA4042 Administrative Law, LA4002 Jurisprudence, LA4036 Intellectual Property Law.
  • Elective subjects required for entry to the Kings Inn if interested in a career at the Bar.


Elective Modules to be taken from the following:
 

  • LA4320 Law of Torts 2, LA4922 Sport and The Law, LA4040 Law of Evidence, LA4012 Comparative Legal Systems, LA4042 Administrative Law, LA4002 Jurisprudence, LA4036 Intellectual Property Law.


Year 2

Semester 3    

Choose 5 electives from the following
 

  • LA4033 Law of European Union 1
  • LA4310 Law of Torts 1
  • LA4530 Company Law 1
  • LA4820 Equity and Trusts 1
  • LA4610 Land Law 1
  • LA4111 Contract Law 1
  • Final Year Project


Semester 4

Choose 5 electives from the following (not to include electives taken in Semestr 2 of Year 1)
 

  • LA4320 Law of Torts 2
  • LA4540 Company Law 2
  • LA4828 Equity and the Law of Trusts 2
  • LA4620 Land Law 2
  • LA4122 Contract Law 2
  • Final Year Project

Primary degree or equivalent in a discipline other than law (Primary Degree: Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland). Places on the programme are limited and entry is competitive.

Please note that this is a level 8 qualification (undergraduate).
 

  • 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

    AND

    • English language competency certificate

Tuition Fees

These are based on ResidencyCitizenshipCourse requirements.

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
       
  3. Course Requirements (all must be met)
     
    • You must be a first time full-time undergraduate (Exceptions are provided for students who hold a Level 6 or Level 7 qualification and are progressing to a Level 8 course in the same general area of study).
    • You must be undertaking a full-time undergraduate course of at least 2 year’s duration
    • You cannot be undertaking a repeat year of study at the same level unless evidence of exceptional circumstances eg serious illness is provided (in which case this condition may be waived)

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