Legal Studies

This programme is particularly suited to professionals working in areas where knowledge of law is vital, including financial services and human resources. The design and content of the programme is also excellent preparation for those intending to qualify as a solicitor.

Entry requirements

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


MH60J 1 year Full-time

Careers or further progression

The Higher Diploma in Legal Studies offers students a strong core of legal knowledge to support their work in a variety careers, including financial services and human resources.

Further enquiries

Programme Director: Dr Neil Maddox
Tel: 01 708 4569
Fax; 01 708 6669

Subjects taught

Course Structure
Modules offered include EU Law, Contract Law, Torts, Constitutional Law, Equity and Trusts, and Jurisprudence


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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