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LLM General


Course Description

The LLM General programme affords you the opportunity to choose any combination of the graduate modules offered by the Sutherland School of Law. Members of staff in the Sutherland School of Law have engaged in major research across the areas of law reflected in the modules offered in the programme ranging from cross-border divorce law, the socio-economic rights of asylum seekers to the regulation of charities in Ireland.

Directed at well-qualified graduates in law and related disciplines, this programme promotes reflection on the different aspects of national, European and International Law, with strong opportunities for specialization in both public and private law dimensions.
Leading this analysis and discussion, the members of staff in the Sutherland School of Law have engaged in major research across the various areas of law. This is reflected in the modules offered in the programme ranging from cross-border divorce law, the socio-economic rights of asylum seekers, to the comparative regulation of charities and NGOs.

See the website http://www.ucd.ie/law/graduateprogrammes/llmgeneral/

Your studies

The Sutherland School of Law offers a wide range of modules for the Master’s programmes. Of special interest to those undertaking this programme, are modules such as: Issues in Comparative Charity Law; Key Issues in Conflict of Laws; Comparative Constitutional Law; and, Regulation of Food Safety. Having completed six modules, you will complete the LLM by undertaking a supervised dissertation.

On completion of this programme, students will be able:
- to understand and think critically about various facets of Law;
- to apply their knowledge and understanding of Law to real and hypothetical factual situations; and,
- to conduct independent research and write coherent, well-structured papers.

Studying abroad

The School affords its students the opportunity to spend a semester abroad as part of the Comparative, International and European Law (CIEL) Graduate exchange programme with our partner Universities in Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Spain. Students participating in the programme will have their dissertations jointly supervised by staff in UCD and in the institution which
they are visiting. Successful completion of the semester abroad will lead to the award of a Certificate in Comparative, International and European Law.

Your future

The deeper understanding and knowledge of law acquired through the programme is highly regarded by employers and has been the basis for many successful varied careers, both domestically and internationally. The legal skills acquired through the programme will be particularly useful, irrespective of the career you choose.

Features

The Sutherland School of Law offers a wide range of modules for the Masters programmes. Modules of especial interest to those undertaking this programme include:

- Economic Torts which adopts a comparative common law perspective to examine specific areas of the law of torts, such as the economic aspects to the law of torts, economic aspects of damages, commercial aspects of the law of torts and causation issues.

- Key Issues in Conflicts of Law is concerned with those laws governing legal disputes with a foreign element including jurisdiction and recognition of judgments under Brussels I and IIbis, the applicable law under Rome I & II and the use of public policy/ordre public.

- International Disaster Response Law assesses the history and emergence of international disaster response laws, rules and principles and responses to disaster relief outside of the immediate disaster area, with a particular focus on the international regime for protection of individuals.

- Regulation of Food Safety addresses how the differing interests and actors involved in the production and consumption of food interact to regulate the safety and quality of food and examines the current and future challenges in the regulation of food safety and quality.

CIEL

Any student admitted to an LLM programme in the Law School also can apply on a competitive basis to spend their second semester at one of our sister Law Schools:
- University of Antwerp
- Maastricht University
- The University of Mannhein
- Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
- Universite de Toulouse 1 – Capitole

Students must score 6.5 in IELTS or 90 in the internet TOEFL exams in the relevant language of instruction (English, French or German). Spaces are allocated on a competitive basis. Students who are accepted onto this programme graduate with an LLM and are awarded a certificate in International and Comparative Law (CIEL).

Careers

The LLM is highly regarded by employers and has been the basis for many successful careers both domestically and internationally.

We have an excellent Careers Development Centre here at UCD, designed to help you with information regarding future employment or studies. UCD hold a number of graduate events throughout the year including a dedicated law fair at which at which many of the big Law firms will be in attendance. The School of Law has a dedicated careers advisor on it’s Academic staff, Dr. Oonagh Breen, and a staff member from the careers office will be in attendance at the School of law on a number of occasions throughout the academic year. To see the full range of services offered by the careers office go to http://www.ucd.ie/careers/

Find out how to apply here http://www.ucd.ie/law/graduateprogrammes/llmgeneral/apply,79280,en.html

See the website http://www.ucd.ie/law/graduateprogrammes/llmgeneral/

Scholarships

The University and UCD Sutherland School of Law have a list of scholarships that are open to Irish, EU and International applicants.
For further information please see http://www.ucd.ie/scholarships
International students may wish to visit: http://www.ucd.ie/international

Why you should choose UCD

In the state-of-the-art UCD Sutherland School of Law, graduate students engage in advanced study with internationally renowned
specialists to develop the transformative potential of law.

The School is ranked by the authoritative QS World University Rankings as Ireland's number one law school and amongst the world's 100 leading law schools. Students benefit from the School’s strong links with university partners; businesses; NGOs; and, domestic, EU and international governments.
We place particular emphasis on the quality and breadth of our graduate programmes across Diploma, Masters and Doctoral levels. Our graduate degrees are available on a full-time or part-time basis, beginning in either January or September.
We also offer part-time Diploma programmes and single subject certificates with the possibility of securing CPD points and building study up to achieve diploma or masters awards.

Visit the LLM General page on the University College Dublin website for more details!

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(Scholarship)

James Healy Masters Scholarship in Law - Single Award

UCD Sutherland School of Law, with the generous support of James Healy, is pleased to offer a scholarship to fund full-time study in the Masters of Laws (LLM) Programmes in the School of Law. All successful EU applications for the LLM received before May 31st will be considered for the scholarship.The scholarship is available to candidates commencing their studies in the academic year 2015/16.The scholarship will be in the amount of €5,000 plus a fee waiver (to the value of EU Fee).

Value of Scholarship(s)

€5,000 plus a fee waiver

Eligibility

Applicants should hold at least an upper second class honours law degree at undergraduate or graduate level or be in the final year of their degree with an upper second class honours average to date

Application Procedure

See http://www.ucd.ie/law/scholarships/mastersscholarshipsinlaw/

Further Information

http://www.ucd.ie/law/scholarships/mastersscholarshipsinlaw/


(Scholarship)

The Walsh Scholarship in Law - Single Award

UCD Sutherland School of Law, wishes to offer a scholarship to the value of €6000 to partly fund full-time study in a UCD Sutherland School of Law Graduate Taught Masters Programme. All successful EU applications (for any of the School of Law masters programmes) received before May 31st will be considered for the scholarship.The scholarship is available to candidates commencing their studies in the academic year 2015/16.

Value of Scholarship(s)

€6000

Eligibility

Applicants should hold at least an upper second class honours degree at undergraduate or graduate level or be in the final year of their degree with an upper second class honours average to date.

Application Procedure

See http://www.ucd.ie/law/scholarships/mastersscholarshipsinlaw/

Further Information

http://www.ucd.ie/law/scholarships/mastersscholarshipsinlaw/


(Scholarship)

The School of Law bursary - Single Award

The UCD Sutherland School of Law is pleased to offer a bursary of €4000 to fund full time study in the LLM, MCL, MSc (Criminology and Criminal Justice), the MSc in International Law and Business.All successful EU applications (for any of the School of Law masters programmes) received before April 30th will be considered for the bursaries.The scholarship is available to candidates commencing their studies in the academic year 2015/16.Please direct any queries regarding the scholarships and bursaries to Justine McCann by email to [email protected] or by telephone to + 353 1 716 4109
The closing date to be included in the Scholarship and bursary competition is May 31st 2015
All successful applicants will be notified of the outcome of the decision of the scholarship committee. No correspondence will be entered into about the committee’s decision.

Value of Scholarship(s)

€4000

Eligibility

Applicants should hold at least an upper second class honours degree at undergraduate or graduate level or be in the final year of their degree with an upper second class honours average to date.

Application Procedure

See http://www.ucd.ie/law/scholarships/mastersscholarshipsinlaw/

Further Information

http://www.ucd.ie/law/scholarships/mastersscholarshipsinlaw/



Entry Requirements

Applications will be considered from any of the following: (i) 2.1. or 1st class (or equivalent) degree in Law, or an inter-disciplinary degree in which law was a major component; (ii) Graduates with a Postgraduate Diploma in Law may be considered but will normally be admitted only where they can show an exceptionally strong performance in both their undergraduate degree and diploma; (iii) Significant, relevant, practical experience or those with a post-graduate qualification at Masters level or higher in a relevant discipline.

Course Fees

Full-time: €7950 (EU students), €17400 (non-EU students); Part-Time: €3975 (EU Students), €8700 (non-EU students)


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