Course Overview

Law impacts on all aspects of life today, and the LLB provides you with an excellent basis for a career as a solicitor or a barrister, as well as in other fields such as administration, business, the media and social work. The LLB is also excellent preparation for work in a legal advisory capacity in the private or public sector.

Conversion course—long-standing graduates welcome: applications are particularly welcomed from graduates and professionals of several years standing in addition to recent graduates of all faculties seeking to broaden their qualifications.


Applications and Selections

Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System

Who Teaches this Course

Requirements and Assessment

End-of-term exams and continuous assessment.

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

The prerequisite for admission to the LLB Programme is an approved university degree in any discipline at second-class honours level or above. In certain circumstances, an approved professional qualification or experience may be accepted in lieu of a degree. Those holding a law degree or who have studied law at third level may be granted appropriate exemptions.

Additional Requirements


3 years, full-time, which may be extended to 4 years, part-time.

Next start date

September 2019

A Level Grades ()

Average intake


Closing Date

See Offer Rounds website for details.

NFQ level

Mode of study


ECTS weighting



Course code

1BL1 (3 Years)
1BL2 (4 Years)

Course Outline

The LLB offers all the subjects currently required for the entrance examinations to the legal professions (solicitors and barristers) in Ireland. Further, by choosing certain subjects, students can also become eligible for exemptions in relation to entry to the legal professions in England and Wales. In addition, all students are required to take a core module designed to equip them with critical legal research, writing and presentation skills. Students will also have the opportunity to tailor their studies to their own requirements by choosing optional modules from a long list of options. The programme is offered during daytime hours and may be taken on a full-time basis over three years. To facilitate those with work responsibilities, students may also take the programme on a part-time basis over four years.

Module details for the 3 year programme

Module details for the 4 year programme

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

Many of our graduates today run successful practices as solicitors or barristers. Other graduates have found employment and advanced their careers in a variety of areas, such as administration, financial services, business, the media and social work.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes


Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€7,000 p.a. 2019/20

Fees: Tuition

€6,776 p.a. 2019/20

Fees: Student levy

€224 p.a. 2019/20

Fees: Non EU

€15,500 p.a. 2019/20
1BL2 (4 year programme). 
EU fee €5,250 p.a.   NON EU fee €15,500 p.a.

Find out More

Dr. Rónán Kennedy
T: +353 91 495 626

What Our Students Say


Damien McCallig |   LLB Graduate

The flexibility offered by the part-time mode of the LLB programme was central to my decision to study law at NUI Galway. While challenging, the availability of night-time lectures helped me to successfully combine work and study. Attaining the LLB has enhanced my career options by expanding both my legal knowledge and skills base.

Natalie Dillon |   LLB graduate

Following my Arts degree I was unsure of what career path to choose. As I have always had an interest in Law and how it works I chose the LLB. The programme is very flexible and well structured, especially for people who work full or part time. The quality of teaching is outstanding. The genuine interest lecturers have in the subjects they teach translates into very engaging and informative lecturers which encourage students to think critically about issues, an invaluable tool in any area of life. Completing the NUI Galway LLB programme was fundamental to my choice of pursuing a career in law.