Bachelor of Laws (LLB)—full-time and part-time

College of Business, Public Policy, & Law

Course overview

Law impacts on all aspects of life today and a law degree such as the LLB provides an excellent basis and training for careers in a wide variety of areas including administration, business, the media, social work, etc.


Key facts

Entry requirements

The prerequisite for admission to the LLB programme is an approved university degree (or equivalent qualification) in any area. In certain circumstances an approved professional qualification may be accepted in lieu of a degree. Those holding a Law degree or who have studied Law at third-level may be granted appropriate exemptions. Successful applicants with a BA Public & Social Policy, B.Comm, or other graduates with Law subjects normally enter the Second Year of the programme with those degrees unless otherwise indicated.

Duration: 3 years, full-time
4 years, part-time

Next start date: September 2015

Average intake: 20

Closing date: 3rd July 2015 (late applications will also be considered).

Mode of study: Taught

Course outline

The LLB contains all the subjects needed for entrance examinations to the legal professions (solicitors and barristers) in Ireland, subject to prevailing entry rules. By choosing certain subjects students can become eligible for exemptions in relation to entry to the legal profession in England and Wales. The LLB is also excellent preparation for work in a legal advisory capacity in the private or public sector. The programme is structured so as to facilitate those with work responsibilities and may be taken over three or four years.

Applicants for admission to the first year of the programme must indicate if they intend to complete it over three (full-time mode) or four years (part-time mode). The only significant difference between the two modes is the number of subjects taken in each year, and all students will eventually take modules worth 180 ECTS credits. Academic standards, course requirements, aggregate contact hours and so forth are the same for both modes.  As of September 2015 most subjects offered on the LLB will be taught prior to 6pm.

Applications and selections

Applications are made online via The Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC). Relevant PAC application code(s) above. 

Requirements and assessment

End-of-term exams and continuous assessment.

Find out more


Carmel Flynn
T: +353 91 493 082

PAC code

GYL13 (3 Years)
GYL14 (4 Years)

Fees for this course

EU (Total): €6,015 p.a. 2015/16
 - Tuition: €5,791 p.a. 2015/16 (f-t)
 - Student levy: €224 p.a. 2015/16
Non-EU (Total): €13,250 p.a. 2015/16

EU Full time programme:  €6,015 p.a. (3 year programme); EU Part time programme:  €4,570 p.a. (4 year programme)

Postgraduate students in receipt of a SUSI grant – please note an F4 grant is where SUSI will pay €2,000 towards your tuition.  You will be liable for the remainder of the total fee.  An F5 grant is where SUSI will pay TUITION up to a maximum of €6,270.  SUSI will not cover the student levy of €224.

Past students

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Damien McCallig

LLB Graduate

"The flexibility offered by the part-time mode of the LLB programme was central to my decision to study law at NUI Galway. While challenging, the availability of night-time lectures helped me to successfully combine work and study. Attaining the LLB has enhanced my career options by expanding both my legal knowledge and skills base."

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