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Immerse yourself in the world of law with the Masters in Common Law (MCL) programme at UCD. This unique two-year opportunity is tailored for non-law graduates seeking to obtain a comprehensive understanding of the legal system. Through a diverse range of modules including Tort, Contract Law, and European Law, students will develop essential skills in oral and written communication, legal research, and teamwork. Upon completion, graduates can pursue a career as a barrister or solicitor in Ireland or venture into the commercial sector with a solid legal background. The small class sizes and varied participant backgrounds create a dynamic learning environment, enriching the educational experience. With a focus on practical application and theoretical understanding, the MCL programme equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary for a successful legal career. Join us at UCD to embark on a transformative journey into the realm of law.

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Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 120)

The Masters in Common Law is a unique two-year programme offering non-law graduates the opportunity to obtain a law degree.

Students will take a range of modules designed to introduce them to the main areas of our legal system. Teaching will be through the medium of lectures and fortnightly graduate seminars.

You will study a range of modules designed to introduce you to the main areas of our legal system, including Tort, Contract Law and European Law amongst others.

On completion of your studies, you should be able to:

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Margaret Heavey

The Masters in Common Law at UCD is more than a degree and more than a masters. It is a full law degree, pitched at masters level and taught by some of the best law lecturers in Europe. The course work is challenging but the educational supports are terrific, particularly the seminars, which give a more intensive insight into key aspects of the curriculum. Much of the success of the MCL is down to the small class size and the varied backgrounds of participants. My primary degree was in civil engineering. I commenced the MCL programme having spent more than two decades working in engineering and business. My MCL class included art historians, philosophers and a neuroscientist. Some of my modules were shared with business graduates and legal practitioners. This mixture of experiences, backgrounds and nationalities created a rather unique and dynamic learning environment. Law reaches into all corners of life. There's a
lot to be said for studying core legal principles from a shared vantage point of diverse life experiences. The MCL offers this and more.

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