Law - International Business Law

The PGDip (International Business Law)
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.

Entry requirements

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


1 year full-time.

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 enquiries

Programme Director:
Dr Noelle Higgins
Tel: +353 (0)1 708 6235
Address: Department of Law, Maynooth University,
Maynooth, Co. Kildare

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 (No 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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