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Building upon the Diploma in Employment Law to achieve an LLM Employment Law in Practice

The Diploma Centre LLM Employment Law in Practice offered in partnership with the Law School of the Northumbria University (NU) commenced on the 2 of February 2019. Late applications are now being accepted.


Uniquely this LLM provides graduates of our well established and highly regarded Diploma in Employment Law with the opportunity of using that qualification as a building block to achieve a further recognised academic qualification.  In summary, the award requires 180 credits and the Diploma in Employment Law already provides 120 points towards this.  A research based dissertation then makes up the remaining 60 points required.  The LLM fee is €3,400.


The programme provides the ideal opportunity for graduates of our Diploma in Employment Law for further professional development in a specialised area of employment law. Candidates undertake in-depth study of an agreed legal topic under individual tutor supervision. The programme lasts for one year, a timescale designed to allow students flexibility to complete the LLM in keeping with their work commitments.


The programme focuses on legal research and coherent presentation of legal research in a written form. You will begin by attending a course induction day onsite in the Law Society, during which the Legal Research and Study Skills unit of the programme will be introduced.  This unit is not assessed but is designed to update your writing and research skills. For the remainder of the programme you will complete a dissertation of between 15,000-17,000 words. The project is the sole assessed element of the programme.  The topic of study is of your choosing, but generally must relate to an area of Irish employment law and there must be an appropriate tutor available to support you. The possibility also exists of you choosing an employment law topic relating to international jurisdictions if there is internal expertise to supervise the topic.


For further information visit or contact Rory O’Boyle, Solicitor, Programme Leader:

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