Masters in Common Law

Students completing undergraduate degrees in non-Law disciplines are invited to apply for the Masters in Common Law degree by June 30.

Students will take a range of modules designed to introduce them to the main areas of our legal system. Teaching will be through the medium of lectures and fortnightly graduate seminars.

You will study a range of modules designed to introduce you to the main areas of our legal system, including Tort, Contract Law and European Law amongst others.

On completion of your studies, you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a broad appreciation of the principal branches of the discipline of law
  • Make effective use of oral and written skills and apply ICT in learning, research and presentation of legal reports and assignments
  • Work effectively as a member of a legal team with common objectives
  • Plan, execute and report research conducted individually or as part of a team
Duration 2 years full time
Starting September
Fees 2016/17 €13,000 (€6,500 per year)

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Applications for the programme will be made through the University’s on-line application system. Go to www.ucd.ie/apply. Admissions are open to graduates (and graduands) with an upper second class degree in a non-law subject or in which law was not a minor.

Please note that applications are assessed on a rolling basis.

What are the fees for this programme?

For further details go to http://www.ucd.ie/registry/adminservices/fees/news.html

Please note: In the event that you are offered a place on one of our programmes, accepting a place is a two part process; as well as submitting an online acceptance, you must also pay a non-refundable deposit. The normal deposit is 500 euro. Your deposit must be received within 15 working days of the date of your offer letter.

International Applicants and students

Students/Applicants requiring information from an International perspective may visit the website www.ucd.ie/international for information regarding our campus, location of UCD and visa information. Applicants may visit http://www.ucd.ie/registry/adminservices/fees/international.html for full information on fees and fee payment methods.

Letter of recommendation

Further Information

Please contact:

Justine McCann
Sutherland School of Law, 
University College Dublin, 
Belfield, 
Dublin 4 

Telephone (01) 716 4109
E-mail: lawpostgraduate@ucd.ie

On completion of your studies, you should be able to:

  • demonstrate a broad appreciation of the principal branches of the discipline of law
  • make effective use of oral and written skills and apply ICT in learning, research and presentation of legal reports and assignments
  • work effectively as a member of a legal team with common objectives
  • plan, execute and report research conducted individually or as part of a team

The MCL is one of the King's Inns approved degrees

Click on the following link  http://www.ucd.ie/students/course_search.htm

Choose the tab '2015/16 Modules'
Click on the tab 'Keyword Search'
Enter the relevant words, e.g.  Human Rights or Law or the module code

Enter the relevant level, level 4 for Masters modules

Click 'Search' and the list of currently available modules will be listed below 

With this degree you would be allowed the relevant recognitions as part of the process of becoming a barrister or solicitor in Ireland. Or you may go on to work in the commercial field complete with a strong legal background. The MCL is one of the Kings Inn’s approved degrees.

We have an excellent Careers Development Centre here at UCD, designed to help you with information regarding future employment or studies. UCD hold a number of graduate events throughout the year including a dedicated law fair at which at which many of the big Law firms will be in attendance. The School of Law has a dedicated careers advisor on it’s Academic staff, Dr. Oonagh Breen, and a staff member from the careers office will be in attendance at the School of law on a number of occasions throughout the academic year. Please review the full range of services offered by the careers office.