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Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
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.
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Requirements and Assessment
3 years, full-time, which may be extended to 4 years, part-time.
Next start date
A Level Grades ()
See Offer Rounds website for details.
Mode of study
1BL1 (3 Years)
1BL2 (4 Years)
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.
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Fees: Student levy
Fees: Non EU
EU fee €5,250 p.a. NON EU fee €15,500 p.a.
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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.