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Notice for LL.M and MSc Law and Finance Students 2020/21

The following information relates to the LL.M and MSc Law and Finance programmes 2020/21. 
Incoming students should keep this page under review for further announcements as Ireland’s health and safety guidelines develop.

The School of Law understands that the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted life and study for all applicants to our Postgraduate programmes and understands you will have questions in relation to progressing your application and starting your studies with us in academic year 2020/21. We would therefore like to share some key updates with you in relation to our postgraduate law programmes which we hope will be of assistance.

Key Dates for Academic Year 2020/21

  • Student orientation will take place in week commencing 21st September. This will be mostly online but with some face-to-face elements where possible.
  • Semester 1 (Michaelmas Term) will commence on Monday 28 September and finish on Friday 18 December.
  • Semester 2 (Hilary Term) will commence on Monday 1 February and finish on Friday 23 April.
  • Research dissertation submission deadline 2020/21 - 23 July 2021

A clear timeline for the 2020/21 academic year is available HERE

Delivery of the LLM and MSc Law and Finance Programmes

The School of Law is currently planning the optimum delivery for all full-time postgraduate programmes to ensure that students and staff are safe. We are re-configuring our lectures rooms and lecture timetables to ensure compliance with prevailing health and safety requirements guidelines.

Semester 1 - We will follow a hybrid teaching model which will blend online teaching with some face-to-face elements, where possible. We currently envisage that postgraduate modules will predominantly be delivered online but aim to provide some face-to-face classes for smaller groups and dissertation groups where possible. Our Semester 1 lectures will be live-streamed or recorded through Trinity’s e-learning platform, Blackboard, which registered students have automatic access to. Our modules will have enriched content on Blackboard so you are directly provided with as many resources as possible for the module you are enrolled in. We will provide additional online support modules for our postgraduate students so that you can familiarise yourselves with key aspects of our programmes.

Semester 2 - A decision on the format of teaching in the second semester will be taken by the University closer to the time in accordance with government guidelines. We realise that some of you may be subject to unavoidable delays in travel or in visa applications or may not be able to attend lectures in person if you or your loved ones are at risk during this pandemic. As your registration will be completed online, and our lectures will be live-streamed and recorded in Semester 1, we will be able to facilitate late arrivals to Ireland throughout the semester. We ask that those who accept their offers to stay in touch with us in the summer months relation to any such delays.

The School of Law will communicate with all applicants who have accepted their offers with further updates during the summer months.

Please consult the University’s COVID-19 FAQs website for updates at University level and links to Government of Ireland guidelines HERE

You may also wish to review these useful websites: