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LLM (International & Comparative Business Law)
This programme provides an excellent grounding in business law, for those interested in pursuing a career in legal practice or in the commercial world. Students can choose from a range of modules at an advanced level and tailor their LLM to suit their interests and career plans. As a student of this course, you will expand your knowledge of business law from a national, regional and international perspective. Modules range from diverse options such as EU Competition Law, Advanced Intellectual Property Law, and European Consumer Law to Global Issues in Contemporary Labour Law. This programme provides students with an opportunity to engage with leading commercial practitioners to develop their legal expertise and skills in business law.
Applications and Selections
Who Teaches this Course
- Ms Caterina Gardiner
- Dr Connie Healy
- Ms Anna-Louise Hinds,
- Dr Padraic Kenna
- Dr Rónán Kennedy
- Dr Maureen O’Sullivan
- Dr Shivaun Quinlivan
- Dr Brian Tobin
- Dr Ioanna Tourkochoriti
- Ms Ursula Connolly
Requirements and Assessment
An approved Second Class Honours Degree, Grade 1 (2.1) in law, or an inter-disciplinary degree in which law was a major component.
Applicants awarded a Graduate Diploma in Law may be considered but will be admitted only where they demonstrate a strong academic performance in both the undergraduate degree and diploma.
In exceptional circumstances, an applicant holding a degree in another discipline or a degree of less than an approved Second Class Honours Degree, Grade 1 (H2.1) standard may be considered where they have relevant professional experience in law.
1 year full-time; 2 years part-time
Next start date
A Level Grades ()
Please see www.nuigalway.ie/postgrad/closingdates for information.
Mode of study
GYL25 (full-time); GYL26 (part-time)
Semester 1 3 modules (30 ECTS)
Semester 2 3 modules (30 ECTS)
Semester 3 Commercial Legal Placement (30 ECTS) or (Summer) Minor Thesis
- Advanced Intellectual Property Law and Development Commercial Law in Practice
- Commercial Property Law
- Comparative Law
- Current Issues in Internet Law
- EU Competition Law
- European Consumer Law and Policy
- Global Issues in Contemporary Labour Law
- Moot Court (Business Law)
- Skills in Commercial Practice / Dispute Resolution
A limited number of places are available for ‘Commercial Legal Placements’, which allow students to work in a leading commercial law firm over the summer as an alternative to the minor thesis. Selection of students for ‘Commercial Legal Placement’ is competitive and is decided upon the basis of an application and interview.
Those not undertaking the placement are required to complete a minor thesis (15,000 words) over the summer months. The thesis allows students to conduct supervised research in an area of business law of their choosing. Students will receive support and guidance from their supervisor on how to identify a research topic, conducting the research and writing up the minor thesis which will be due for submission mid-July.
Why Choose This Course?
Who’s Suited to This Course
3 reasons to choose this course:
- The top 5 students will be in a position to avail of placements in leading Irish Commercial Law firms.
- The programme focuses on ensuring that students will have the skills necessary for a career in commercial practice enhancing their employability.
- Students will benefit from the expertise of the leading commercial lawyers delivering content on the programme, guest lectures and networking opportunities with key commercial experts including our adjunct Professor Thomas Courtney, Chairman of the Company Law Review Group and Partner at Arthur Cox, Solicitors.
Related Student Organisations
Fees: Student levy
Fees: Non EU
Find out More
Dr Connie Healy, Programme Director
T: +353 91 493 341