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LLB International & European Law

4 years

€2168 pa

Programme profile

This programme is especially designed for those who aspire to a career as a legal professional in the world of international (including European) cooperation and in the area of international peace and justice. You can work as a self-employed legal professional or be engaged by businesses, non-governmental organisations, international organisations, European Union institutions, and governments. For those who wish to practice law in a national jurisdiction, e.g. as an attorney-at-law, a barrister or a judge, local university law programmes are more appropriate.

In close co-operation with The Hague Bynkershoek Institute, where the programme"s research activities are centred, our Law programme focuses on knowledge and skills common to all global jurisdictions, as well as on the regionally-bound know-how and expertise or that of national states:International Public Law, Human Rights Law and International Arbitration are global. European Law, European Principles of Contract Law, European Intellectual Property Law are regional. Contract Law, Tort Law, Litigation Law and Taxation Law are predominantly learned and interpreted in a national context, though heavily influenced by regional or international law systems. International & European Law believes every international lawyer should have basic knowledge of these fields of law, in addition to mastering basic skills such as listening, writing and presenting.

Programme content

Students study the three main areas of law - international law, law of the European Union and national law in comparative perspective - through a series of lectures, workshops, and self-study. There are some fundamental subjects that all young legal professionals should know: like comparative law [including Contract and Company Law], history of law, philosophy of law, human rights, intellectual property, constitutional law, international criminal law. law and economics and alternative dispute resolutions. You will look at Legal English , legal reasoning, research skills, team working, legal writing, oral communication skills and debating.

But a large part of the programme is up to you to decide. You can choose from a range of advanced study subjects, depending on your own interests and career plans, like: Migration; Rights of Children; Weapons of Mass Destruction; Crimes Against Humanity & Genocide; International Security and Environment; European Association Agreements; European Regulated Markets; EU Competition; Internet Law; International Insolvency; Mergers & Acquisitions and International Taxation.


The university offers a related Masters programme, taught through English, in the following area:

European Law & Policy

Entry Requirements

Two A-Levels [Grades not specified] and three GCSEs [Grades A-C]

Six subjects at Leaving Certificate including at least two 2 at H4) OR relevant QQI/FETAC Level 5




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01 August