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Law - International Business Law

The LLM in International Business Law is a masters degree offered by Maynooth University Department of Law. The 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. 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)). Acceptance of applicants with other types of diplomas will be determined by the Admissions Committee which may also take into account relevant professional experience. 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): 6

Maynooth University's TOEFL code is 8850

Duration

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

Careers or further progression

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.

Further enquiries

Programme Director: Dr Edana Richardson
Tel: +353 (0)1 474 7275
Email: edana.richardson@mu.ie
Website https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/law
Address Department of Law, Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

Subjects taught

Students must complete 90 credits in total, taking 35 taught credits in semester 1 and 30 taught credits in semester 2. Students must complete a 25 credit dissertation during the summer.

Students are required to complete modules in International Law on Foreign Investment; Islamic Finance Law; and Professional Development, and then have the opportunity to choose from a wide range of optional modules.

Comment

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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