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Masters Programmes

UCD Sutherland School of Law offers a wide range of graduate degrees including Taught Masters, Research Masters, and Doctorates. In addition to six LLM programmes, we offer four Masters degrees which are suitable for graduates in disciplines other than law: 

Scroll down this page for brochures for each of our ten Taught Masters programmes.

On our (opens in a new window)YouTube Channel you will find a series of webinars relating to graduate study including (opens in a new window)this webinar featuring three graduates speaking about the Masters in Common Law, LLM in Criminology & Criminal Justice and LLM in Intellectual Property & Information Technology. For an insight into the MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice this video from graduate, Ciara Molloy gives a very good overiew of the programme.

MSc in Environmental & Climate Law - 

Programme start dates: January and September.

This exciting new MSc in Environmental & Climate Law is suitable for law and non-law graduates. It is designed to equip graduates to work in the fields of climate and environmental law/policy, internationally or in Ireland, as a practising lawyer, legal adviser, policy maker, advocate, researcher, consultant or academic.

LLM by Research:

As an alternative to a Taught Masters, students may wish to enroll instead for an LLM by Research. This option offers the possibility of obtaining an LLM in a specific area of law under the expert supervision of one of the faculty of the Sutherland School of Law. The School has the largest group of academic lawyers in Ireland and leading researchers of high international standing across many of the main fields of law including European Union law, commercial law, criminology, criminal justice and criminal law, regulatory studies, constitutional law and governance, human rights, administrative law, employment law, environmental law, intellectual property law, WTO law, legal history, agricultural law and private law. For further details contact Niamh McCabe at: +353-1-716 4111 or (opens in a new window)niamh.mccabe@ucd.ie.

Scholarships and Grants:

There are a numbers of scholarships/bursaries available to study Masters programmes in UCD Sutherland School of Law. The closing date to apply is 31st May, all who apply prior to that date are eligible to be included. In addition to School and University scholarships, we are grateful to the following donors who fund three of these generous scholarships: the families of Doreen FitzGerald Caprani and James Healy.  See more information here. UCD Global also offers a series of scholarships to international students - details here.

Undergraduates who are eligible for government SUSI funding should note that their fees for graduate study may also be covered under the scheme. To check your eligibility please see the SUSI eligibility indicator tool available at this (opens in a new window)weblink.

Ten UCD Law Masters Degrees:

Click on each icon below for further details of the particular programme and how you can apply. A brochure for each programme can also be downloaded from the links below each icon. 

UCD Sutherland School of Law

University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.