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Welcome to NUI Galway School of Law
University of Galway School of Law delivers innovative legal education in a dynamic school dedicated to impactful, high quality legal research. The School of Law hosts three world class research centres Irish Centre for Human Rights, Centre for Disability Law & Policy and Centre for Housing Law, Rights & Policy.
Our School of Law attracts students from all over the world including Germany. Our LLM programmes have a global focus and enhance graduates international career prospects. Students studying at our School gain experience in an English speaking country and have the opportunity to explore an exciting new culture. NUI Galway is recognised in the top 2% of Universities in the QS World University Rankings 2022. The University campus is located in Galway City, voted the 'friendliest' and 'most charming' city by a number of global publications.
Applications are now open for our LLM programmes starting in September 2024.
Our LLM Courses
- NEW LLM Criminology, Criminal Justice and Human Rights
- LLM (General)
- LLM International and Comparative Business Law
- LLM International and Comparative Disability Law and Policy
- LLM International Human Rights
- LLM International Criminal Law
- LLM Peace Operations, Humanitarian Law and Conflict
- LLM International Migration and Refugee Law and Policy
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Entry requirements for our LLM courses vary. Please check our course pages for full details on entry requirements under the section ‘Key Facts’.
Applicants must normally have attained at least a Second Class Honours Grade 1 (2.1) or equivalent in a recognised degree. However, those falling short of this standard may be considered where they can demonstrate other appropriate academic accomplishments as well as relevant work experience. A 2.1 in a German degree is normally classified as ‘Gut’, see table below for academic equivalencies.
|NUI Galway Equivalent
|1 Sehr Gut
|First Class honours (1:1)
|Second class honours Grade 1 (2:1)
|Second class honours Grade 2 (2.2)
NUI Galway offers Taught Postgraduate Scholarships valued at €1,500 for EU students applying for full-time taught postgraduate courses.
Applications are now open for our LLM programmes starting in September 2021. Apply Now!
Closing Date for Applications: Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
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Pascal Zimdahl | Herne, Germany
The LLM (General) is very multi-layered and that is what makes it so special: On the one hand, research and legal writing skills have been taken to a higher level. On the other hand, the classes often focus on teaching practical perspectives to prepare students for the professional world. The wide range of classes offered gives me the opportunity to focus on my interests, but at the same time it allows me to be flexible and try out new things. The teachers are very helpful and they take time for the students and their questions, and the small classes are designed to be interactive, which promotes engagement and exchange even despite the pandemic. Particularly outstanding for me is the Medical Device Law and Regulation course. It gives a unique insight into an exciting sector. I can well imagine working in this field later. However, not only NUI Galway, but also the city of Galway itself has a lot to offer. Located by the sea, there is something for everyone and the people are very open to internationals. I highly recommend the LLM (General) programme at NUI Galway because of the overall package.
Constanze Glockler | Lawyer from Germany
‘My decision to choose the LLM (General) was based on the fact that this programme provided the possibility to tailor the schedule myself. Without being limited to a certain area of law, I was allowed to choose the modules I was most interested in and which were also useful for my career. Having gained some professional experience as a lawyer in Germany, I combined modules of substantive law with modules covering legal skills such as advocacy and dispute resolution. All lecturers did a great job holding very engaging and inspiring classes. Additionally, the module 'Commercial Law in Context‘ provided lessons held by reputable guest lecturers from all over the world. Another benefit for me was that the required active participation and the weekly readings contributed to improving my legal English skills. Beyond the experience at NUI Galway itself, Galway is a vibrant Irish city full of pubs and buskers. There are a huge number of international students creating a welcoming atmosphere. The lovely city centre is directly by the sea, making the LLM programme in NUI Galway even more enjoyable.’