Law - Research

A Master by Research is a qualification obtained after rigorous and original research that contributes to the state of legal scholarship. Towards that end, the structured research programme offers a framework which facilitates independent research, whilst providing milestones for measuring progress.

Students will be equipped with methodological and analytical tools for advanced research in law through a number of taught modules across the Faculty. These will be supplemented by periodic one-on-one supervision meetings. Students will also have opportunities to actively engage in other aspects of academic writing and publishing during the course of their education. In addition, the Department’s research seminar series offers a constructive forum for presenting and debating research.

The student must complete a thesis of approx. 30,000 words. In addition, students will be required to take 10 credits worth of modules over the duration of their programme from the structured PhD programme. 5 of these will be generic/transferable modules offered by the Faculty of Social Sciences, and 5 in subject/specialist modules offered by the Department of Law and Criminology.

Entry requirements

Candidates should ordinarily have a master’s degree in law. Candidates with a 1st class undergraduate degree will be considered in exceptional cases.

Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

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.

Duration

2 years Full-time, 3 years Part-time

Enrolment dates

Commences: September (or other agreed time)

Post Course Info

The skills acquired during the programme of doctoral study will prepare students for a wide range of careers including academia, private industry, and public service.

More details
  • Qualification letters

    Mlitt

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

  • Apply to

    PAC