Law - International Business Law

Our Dual LLM degree, offered in collaboration with the Catholic University of Lyon (UCLy), provides students with a unique opportunity to conduct advanced study of international business law across two jurisdictions. Students study a set of compulsory modules in Lyon during Semester 1, and in Semester 2 will study their choice of optional modules in Maynooth (including the possibility to apply for the Placement module). All modules on the programme are taught through English. Upon completion of the programme, students will receive the M1 qualification from UCLy and the LLM qualification from Maynooth.

Subjects taught

Students complete a total of 90 ECTS over the course of the 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 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.

Entry requirements

The Dual LLM programme allows students to choose from a range of postgraduate law modules with a focus on trade, enterprise or corporate activity.

Students must complete 90 credits in total – 30 credits in compulsory modules (taught in UCLy), 30 credits in optional modules (taught in MU), plus the compulsory Dissertation (30 credits).

Not all modules offered will run every year, offerings are dependent upon demand and other potential constraints. Please note that some modules will have prerequisites attached to them.

Students can elect to graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma instead of an LLM, if they find that they are unable to complete the Dissertation.

Course duration: 1 year full-time.

Application dates

Closing Date : 30 June 2024


1 year full-time

Post Course Info

Holding two Masters degrees that cover two different legal systems puts students on this programme in an excellent position for pursuing any career involving multijurisdictional or comparative work. It is evidence of an ability to appreciate the connections and divergences between legal systems, and demonstrates a high capacity for adaptability and organisation.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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    Full time,Daytime

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