Law - International Justice

The LLM (International Justice) provides students with critical insights into the international legal system and how it operates to promote and secure justice. It analyses how the international legal order works and how it seeks to protect vulnerable groups, including minorities, migrants and peoples with disabilities. The programme draws on law and other disciplines, including sociology, anthropology and politics, to provide students with a comprehensive examination of the challenges facing international justice mechanisms today.

Entry requirements

This programme is open to both law and non-law graduates. Candidates should have a minimum 2.2 grade, honours (level 8) degree in law or cognate discipline. For international students whose first language is not English, an English exam certificate showing IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is also required.


MH64J 1 year Full-time
MH65J 2 years Part-time

Careers or further progression

The programme will prepare students for policy and advocacy work in national, regional, and international organisations with a social and economic justice mandate. Students can gain work experience through optional placements offered as part of the programme.

Further enquiries

Programme Director: Dr Noelle Higgins
Tel: 01-7086235

Subjects taught

Course Structure
Modules offered include Public International Law; International Human Rights Law; International Criminal Law; The Rights of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples; and 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.

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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