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UCD Sutherland School of Law welcomes International students for study abroad


The UCD School of Law offers visiting students the opportunity to study and immerse themselves in the largest Law School in Ireland. The School has an exceptional academic community where students enjoy direct engagement with experts in the field who are at the cutting edge of teaching and research. We specialise in a range of high quality degree programmes in law as a stand alone discipline or in combination with a number of other disciplines. Opportunities are also given for students to develop their legal skills through participation in mooting events and the UCD Law Review which is a student run legal journal.


Students will be based in the state-of-the-art Sutherland School of Law building, which features two moot courtrooms, other innovative learning spaces and extensive facilities for group work and social interaction. Students enjoy small tutorial sessions and support from the dedicated student co-ordinator in the Law School, whilst also being able to avail of the many social activities that take place on the large University campus, which is noted for its modern Student Centre, including a 50m swimming pool, an 88-seat cinema and the campus theatre, along with many other amenities.

Students are invited to take foundation or advanced modules in legal studies and compliment this with humanities courses. Your programme can be tailored to suit your interests or you can follow one of our streams:

Criminal & Social Justice

-       Introduction to Irish Law

-       Constitutional Law

-       Criminal Law

-       Politics: International Justice

-       Social Justice: Human Rights

Law, State & International Relations

-       Introduction to Irish Law

-       Constitutional Law

-       Human Rights Law

-       Politics: Political Theory

-       Politics: International Relations

Many other modules are available to students, for further information on all of the modules offered to students please see www.ucd.ie/students/course_search.htm

To be eligible for any UCD Study Abroad Programme, you should hold a G.P.A of 3.00. You must submit your transcript and a copy of your passport as part of the application process. Students can apply online at www.ucd.ie/apply

Semester One (September to December): application 1st May

Semester Two (January to May): nomination deadline 15th October

Accommodation / Residences / Housing

Information on accommodation application dates will be sent to students directly once Residences confirm the details – students who wish to avail of campus accommodation will then need to apply directly through UCD Residences office. Please note accommodation is not guaranteed.

For off- campus accommodation the Residences office can also assist students. Further information can be found by clicking here.

UCD Sutherland School of Law

University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.