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General Requirements

  • Applications are invited from well-qualified graduates who hold a very good Honors Bachelor degree in law or in a law-based interdisciplinary programme.
  • Applications may also be considered from exceptional graduates in disciplines relevant to the LL.M degree they are applying for who can convincingly demonstrate that their studies have fully prepared them for the LLM.
  • Assuming that this basic pre-requisite is in place, thereafter admission to the various LL.M. programmes is at the absolute discretion of the School of Law, which will decide on questions of admission having regard to a wide range of academic criteria, including the quality of the individual application and the objectives of ensuring a diverse LLM class of the highest possible academic calibre.
  • Admission requirements may vary from year to year.

MSc Law and Finance General Requirements

  • Applications are invited from graduates who hold an undergraduate honours bachelor degree of II.1 grade or higher in Law, Business or Economics.
  • A GMAT/GRE result is not required but is useful

The Application Process

The application process for the 2020/21 LL.M programmes will open in October 2019.
While the deadline for application is 31st May 2020, We strongly advise applicants to apply as early as possible.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Admission to our postgraduate taught programmes will be very competitive and may be subject to early closure as a result.

The application process for the 2020/21 MSc Law and Finance will open in October 2019.
While the deadline for application is 30th June 2020, We strongly advise applicants to apply as early as possible.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Admission to our postgraduate taught programmes will be very competitive and may be subject to early closure as a result.

All applications for the postgraduate taught programmes must be submitted online.

Applications must be made through the online application system not through the School of Law.

Postgraduate taught applicants must complete the online application form and upload the following supporting documentation:

  • Certified Academic transcript(s) for all completed and current academic and professional courses.
  • Certified copy of degree certificate(s) for all completed academic and professional courses.
  • Two Academic References.
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • A recognised certificate of English Language Competency if English is not your first language (see above).
  • Applicants are welcome to submit additional documentation for consideration if they so wish.

Further application guidelines are available here.

International Students

Students whose first language is not English and who have not been educated through the medium of English must present one of the following qualifications in the English Language:

  • IELTS: Grade 6.5
  • TOEFL: 90 - Internet based (with a written score of 21)
  • University of Cambridge:
    Proficiency Certificate, Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2)
    Advanced Certificate, Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2)
    First Certificate, Grade A (CEFR Level C1)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE Academic: a minimum score of 63 (with no section score below 59)

Please note that test scores are only valid for 2 years. Further information is available here

Visa Requirements - Students from outside the European Union are advised to apply for a visa as soon as they have been offered, and have accepted a place, on the LL.M programme. Further information is available here.

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Academic Enquiries

All programme related enquiries should be referred to:

Ms Kelley McCabe,
School of Law,
Trinity College,
Dublin 2.
Tel. + 353 (0) 1 679 2392;
Fax + 353 (0)1 677 0449;
Email: law.postgraduate@tcd.ie

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Trinity College Postgraduate Prospectus

For the Trinity College Postgraduate Prospectus and other additional information (Tuition fees, Registration etc) please visit:
Graduate Studies: https://www.tcd.ie/Graduate_Studies/
Academic Registry: https://www.tcd.ie/academicregistry/
Study at Trinity: https://www.tcd.ie/study/

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