Law - Global Legal Studies

The Master of Law (LLM) degree provides law graduates with an advanced and systematic understanding of specialised subject areas, affording an ideal platform for students to acquire expertise and knowledge informed by research-led teaching. The programme is open to all law graduates and graduates of hybrid law degrees, including, for example, Law and French, Law and Business, and Law and Politics, facilitating career pathways in law, business, politics, non-governmental organisations, and policymaking bodies at the national and international levels.

Entry requirements

Candidates should have a minimum 2.2 grade, honours (level 8) degree in law. For international students whose first language is not English, an English exam certificate showing IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is also required.


MH50J 1 year Full-time
MH51J 2 Years Part Time

Careers or further progression

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 looking to work in international public and private sector organisations. 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.

Further enquiries

Programme Director: Dr Noelle Higgins
Tel: +353 (0)1 708 6235

Subjects taught

Course Structure
Modules focus on three areas:
- Global business (including International Investment Law; World Trade Law; Funds Law);

- Social justice and human rights (including International Human Rights Law; Disability Law & Policy; Gender, Sexuality and the Law);

- Transnational Regulation (including Information Privacy Law; Information Technology Law; Globalisation, Migration and the Law).

Students also undertake a module on Professional Development and complete a Dissertation.


At Maynooth Law, we equip students with the core attributes required of the legal graduate, developing students' problem-solving, advocacy and legal writing skills. We offer critical insights from a range of other disciplines, including politics, psychology, economics and sociology. Students will be exposed to the operation of the law in practice, through engagement with legal firms, public and private sector organisations and community and voluntary groups.

Application date

All applications should be made through the PAC system.

Closing Date : 31 July 2019

Course fee

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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