For information on the Law modules offered by the school the main course search page is at www.ucd.ie/students/course_search.htm
Most, but not all, Law modules are available to incoming students. There is also the possibility (dependant on pre-requisites and availability) of enrolling in one module from another school.
UCD uses the European Credit Transfer System. A full semester workload is 30 ECTs. At undergraduate level courses in Law are worth 5 ECTs and graduate level courses in Law are worth 10 ECTs.
Exchange students in UCD can take less than six modules per semester if they have the permission of their home university but for the purposes of VISA requirements, students must take 20 ECTs per semester to be considered full-time.
Some International students will require a VISA and hold citizenship from a country that requires a VISA to enter Ireland should view information by clicking here
The level of a module is an indication of the level of difficulty of the learning outcomes and the material that will be encountered, and broadly indicates the stage in your academic career when you are likely to attempt the module.
- Level 1 modules are usually taken by first year undergraduate students
- Level 2 modules are usually taken by second year undergraduate students
- Level 3 modules are usually taken by second and third year undergraduate students
- Level 4 modules are usually taken by LLM/JD/Masters students – Erasmus students that have completed 180 ECTs in Law are eligible to enrol in Level 4 modules*
Continuing to complete and LLM at UCD for award
Students that enrol in Level 4 Graduate modules may return to UCD to complete an LLM and use the credits achieved on the exchange towards programme credits. For example a student that completes 30 ECTs from Level 4 Law modules on exchange can return to complete one more Semester of 30 ECTs and a *dissertation worth 30 ECTs to be awarded an LLM award. Both academic credits and tuition fee discounts are applied for these students.
*The dissertation classes take place during Semester One of each academic year with materials available online and students can submit their topics from abroad but it is recommended you complete it in Dublin with access to resources and your supervisor. Thesis submissions are made in August.
ENGLISH AND OTHER LANGUAGE COURSES
Students can apply to the Applied Language Centre to enrol in English language or other language modules. All language classes are taken for credits. There are closing dates to enrol so students should check www.ucd.ie/alc for information