Law - International Business Law
The LLM in International Business Law is a masters degree offered by Maynooth University Department of Law. The programme will enable law graduates to further their legal education by gaining a systematic understanding of the critical issues at the forefront of select areas of international business law. The programme also aims to develop legal research, reasoning, writing, advocacy, and teamwork skills, which are highly sought after by employers.
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.
Candidates should have a minimum 2.2 grade, honours (level 8) undergraduate degree in law (a 'licence', an LLB, BCL or equivalent) or in a cognate discipline in the humanities, social and political sciences such as (but not limited to) business, finance and economics. This must be a recognised primary degree that is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level. A personal statement of up to 1,000 words outlining why an applicant is suitable for the programme should be included as part of an application. This personal statement will form part of the assessment by the Admissions Committee.
These are the minimum entry requirements and meeting these requirements will not guarantee an offer of entry onto the programme. Applications by applicants with other types of diplomas or who do not reach this minimum level of qualifications will be determined by the Admissions Committee in line with the University's policy on recognition of prior experiential learning.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
Minimum English language requirements:
IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score
TOEFL (Paper based test): 585
TOEFL (Internet based test): 95
PTE (Pearson): 6
Maynooth University's TOEFL code is 8850
Students must complete 90 credits in total, taking 35 taught credits in semester 1 and 30 taught credits in semester 2. Students must complete a 25-credit dissertation during the summer.
Students are required to complete modules in International Law on Foreign Investment, Capital Markets Law, and Professional Development, and then have the opportunity to choose from a wide range of optional modules. Please note that some modules will have prerequisites attached to them.
Students also have the option of graduating with a Postgraduate Diploma instead of an LLM. The structure of the Postgraduate Diploma follows that of the LLM's structure, but students do not complete a dissertation.
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.
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Maynooth University Department of Law has strong links with law firms, regulators, nongovernmental agencies, and the technology sector. 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. Candidates will also have the opportunity to attend recruitment presentations by prospective employers.
The unique perspectives offered by the programme are sufficiently varied to allow students to pursue a range of career opportunities and will be particularly relevant to those seeking to work in the increasingly internationalised field of commercial legal practice. The insights gained from studying law in a global commercial context will also be of benefit to those seeking careers in areas like financial services, policy-making and business.