Choosing where to undertake postgraduate studies can be a life-changing decision that profoundly influences the rest of your academic life and, indeed, your career. If you choose to do so with the School of Law, UL, you will have the support of our large and vibrant community of postgraduate students and outstanding faculty who are international experts in their fields.
The School of Law houses three very active centres of research, creating a stimulating research environment:
Our unique Taught LLM programmes are structured to meet industry demands. As a result, UL can boast an exceptional employment rate that has been higher than the national average for third-level institutions for over 10 years.
This award-wining LLM (Postgraduate Course of the Year in Law at the GradIreland Higher Education Awards) will enhance your transferrable skills and knowledge in a variety of legal subjects. The range of subject choice allows you to develop your unique career profile. The GradIreland judges said this LLM is an "Excellent course with fantastic stakeholder collaborations and a strong focus on employability."
This programme will give you an understanding of the interaction between human rights and criminal justice in the 21st century with an emphasis on studying the legal actors, supervisory bodies, and institutions central to the field.
A very successful programme, the LLM in International Commercial Law allows law graduates to specialise in commercial law in multi-jurisdictional scenarios. The programme offers core commercial law modules and guest lectures by practitioners to complement your academic experience.
The School of Law in partnership with the Criminal Assets Bureau is currently developing a Postgraduate Diploma in Proceeds of Crime & Asset Investigation. The proposed Level 9 Criminal Assets Bureau: Postgraduate Diploma in Proceeds of Crime & Asset Investigation will be delivered over one year and delivered through residential modules at the University of Limerick coupled with on the job experiential learning at the Criminal Assets Bureau. Proposed modules include: Multi-Agency Proceeds Of Crime Investigation, Darknet & Open Source Intelligence Investigation (OSINT), Forensic Accounting and Financial Reports National and international best practice in proceeds of crime investigation: law, procedure, policy and practice, Proceeds of Crime Investigation: Work Based Learning. The proposed programme seeks to support and guide members of the Criminal Assets Bureau, An Garda Síochána and other public bodies that investigate criminal conduct and it’s proceeds.
Further information to follow in due course.
The School of Law is delighted to offer a range of online blended learning programmes
The Graduate Certificate in Serious Crime Investigation is a one-year, full-time online programme designed for graduates of the special purpose award in Serious Crime Investigation delivered by The Garda Training College in Templemore, Co. Tipperary. The Certificate is ideally suited to members of An Garda Síochána who are looking to capitalize on their existing expertise in the field of modern policing and develop an advanced and integrated understanding of the legal issues which surround serious crime investigation.
The Master of Arts in Serious Crime Investigation is a one-year, full-time programme designed for graduates of the level 9 Postgraduate Diploma in Serious Crime Investigation, accredited by the University of Limerick or an equivalent programme. The degree is ideally suited to members of an Garda Síochána who are looking to capitalize on their existing expertise in the field of modern policing and develop an advanced and integrated understanding of the legal issues which surround serious crime investigation.
The LLM/MA in Human Rights in Criminal Justice (Online) is two-year part-time programme. It comprises two semesters of both taught and research elements. On a practical level, this Masters programme will prepare graduates for work in the field of international human rights and criminal justice, policing, domestic and international organisations, non-governmental organisations and as individual advocates incorporating human rights and criminal justice theory into practice.
The School of Law provides excellent resources for those undertaking an LLM or a PhD by Research. To get an idea of the research topics you can read about our current LLM students. Each research student is entitled to a desk and computer in a dedicated Postgraduate Centre with an administrator and access to world-class library facilities. There are valuable scholarship opportunities and students also have access to a fund for travel to conferences and/or fieldwork (max €800). Throughout the year research seminars, workshops, and winter and summer schools are run providing postgraduate students with essential research skills. If you want to get a first-hand account of what it is like to do a PhD in the School of Law, follow the link to listen to Hope Davidson speak about her experience of doing a PhD in the University of Limerick.
Download the Research Brochure.
The University of Limerick has been ranked at 29 in the world’s top 300 universities as part of a recent study of green universities. The survey is part of the Green Metric ranking of world universities and aims to provide information regarding the current condition and policies related to Green Campus and Sustainability in universities all over the world.