Law - International Business Law

Certain modules on the programme are run in partnership with leading law firms, offering students the opportunity to apply for work placements at the end of their studies.

Subjects taught

Students complete a total of 90 ECTS over the course of this programme. The first semester (comprised entirely of mandatory modules) of this programme is taught in Lyon and students are required to be resident there. During the second semester in Maynooth, students choose from a range of optional modules. Students complete 30 taught credits in each semester. Students must complete a dissertation (30 ECTS) during the summer, which can be supervised by either University.

Course Duration: 1 year Full-time

Entry requirements

Applicants are required to have an undergraduate degree in law (a minimum 2.2 grade, honours (level 8) degree in law (a 'licence', an LLB or equivalent)). Acceptance of applicants with other types of diplomas will be determined by the Admissions Committee which may also take into account relevant professional experience. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

Minimum English language requirements:

Applicants for whom English is not their first language are required to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study. For information about English language tests accepted and required scores, please see here. The requirements specified are applicable for both EU and International applicants..

Maynooth University's TOEFL code is 8850

Application dates

Closing Date : 30 June 2024


1 year full-time, 2 years part-time


In general, there are two levels of fees payable. EU students from EU countries including Ireland pay a subsidised level of fees for both taught courses and research programmes. Tuition fees for students from outside the EU are not subsidised and are thus somewhat higher than for EU students.

Enrolment dates

Commences September

Post Course Info

Maynooth University Department of Law and the Catholic University of Lyon have strong relationships with law firms, regulatory agencies, businesses, and international organisations. Certain modules on the programme are run in partnership with leading law firms, offering students the opportunity to apply work placements at the end of their studies. Candidates will also have the opportunity to apply for internships and to attend recruitment presentations by prospective employers.

The LLM (International Business Law) is highly regarded by employers and many of our graduates have begun to carve out successful careers, both domestically and internationally. As part of the programme, students are given extensive exposure to legal practitioners and officials of trade missions and international organisations. The programme develops legal research, reasoning, writing, advocacy, and teamwork skills, which are highly sought after by employers. The unique perspectives offered by the programme will be relevant to those seeking to work in the increasingly internationalised field of commercial legal practice, as well as those seeking careers in areas like financial services and business.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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