Law - International Business Law

The Postgraduate Diploma in International Business Law enables 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.

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). 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.

Minimum English language requirements:
•IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score
•TOEFL (Paper based test): 585
•TOEFL (Internet based test): 95
•PTE (Pearson): 62

Maynooth University's TOEFL code is 8850

Subjects taught

MH76J

Students complete a total of 60 ECTS over the course of this programme. Students are required to complete the International Investment Law and Information Technology Law modules and then have the opportunity to choose from a wide range of optional modules. Students must complete 60 taught credits over two semesters.

Not all modules offered will run every year; offerings are dependent upon demand and other potential constraints. Students may choose any combination of modules they wish, however, they cannot take more than 30 taught credits per semester.

Course Duration: 1 year Full-time

MH75J - Part-time
Students complete a total of 60 ECTS over the course of this programme. Students are required to complete the International Investment Law and Information Technology Law modules in Year 1 and then have the opportunity to choose from a wide range of optional modules. Students must complete 30 taught credits in each year.

Not all modules offered will run every year; offerings are dependent upon demand and other potential constraints. Students may choose any combination of modules they wish, however, they cannot take more than 30 taught credits per semester.

Course Duration: 2 years Part-time

Duration

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

Fees

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.

Post Course Info

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.

More details
  • Qualification letters

    PG Dip

  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Daytime

  • Apply to

    PAC