Law - International Business Law

The LLM (International Business Law) is offered in two ways.

Track A LLM (International Business Law) is a dual masters degree offered by Maynooth University Department of Law and the Catholic University of Lyon (UCLy). The first semester (comprised entirely of mandatory modules) of this programme is taught in Lyon. During the second semester in Maynooth, students choose from a range of optional modules. All modules are taught through English.

Track B LLM (International Business Law) is a Maynooth University degree and students complete all of their studies in Maynooth. Both tracks of this 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. Students may be able to avail of ERASMUS funding if they have not received such funding for their undergraduate degree.

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.


MH68J 1 year full-time (Track A)
MH52J 1 year full-time (Track B)
MH53J 2 years part-time (Track B)

Careers or further progression

This programme will be relevant to those seeking to work in the fields of international business and financial services. As part of the programme, students are given extensive exposure to legal practitioners and officials of trade missions and international 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 Information:

Further enquiries

Programme Director: Dr Noelle Higgins
Tel: +353-01-708 6235

Subjects taught

Modules offered include World Trade Law, Foreign Investment Law, Public Procurement Law, Funds Law, and Aircraft Financing 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.

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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