MSc International Law & Business
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)
The programme offers students with undergraduate qualifications in both Law and Business (also including economics or finance) the opportunity for advanced study in both disciplines. The Programme will be led by the McCann FitzGerald Professor of International Law Business, established with the generous sponsorship of leading Dublin law firm McCann Fitzgerald.
In the programme there are two core modules which link Law and Business from both a theoretical and applied perspective and in their international context. There is the opportunity to take four elective modules across the two disciplines and the programme is completed by dissertation: in exceptional circumstances the School may offer a capstone project to complete the programme.
On completion, students will have developed critical thinking abilities not only on the development of and relationship between the two disciplines, but also on the application of the knowledge to the worlds of law and business.
Students on the MSc are affiliated to and members of the Sutherland School of Law, they will have an opportunity to study two modules at the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School
Vision and Values Statement
This programme offers students with undergraduate qualification in Law or Business (also including economics and finance) the opportunity for advanced study in both disciplines. This may lead to careers with leading international law firms or multinational professional services firms or as professional advisers and in-house counsel with major international businesses or as entrepreneurs in fields where knowledge of and engagement with international law and business are highly relevant.
Students are challenged to develop critical thinking abilities not only on the development of and relationship between the two disciplines but also on the application of the knowledge to the worlds of law and business.
We strive for a learning environment that encourages students to work individually or as part of a team, so they can develop their own and others's leadership, teamwork and communication skills, with a special emphasis on the applicability of these in law and business on an international level. The programme is offered jointly by the Sutherland School of Law and the Smurfit Graduate Business School.
The programme makes intensive use of teaching, learning and assessment approaches, such as small group teaching, in-class presentations (individual and group) and academic writing. A 30 credit dissertation on a topic devised by the student or a group capstone project, is an integral part of the programme.
demonstrate specialised knowledge and understanding of International Law and Business and their inter-connection.
apply their knowledge and understanding of international law and business and their problem-solving abilities in diverse environments.
use knowledge of substantive law and business to critique arguments as to whether and how the law in this field is in need of reform.
integrate source material from a variety of disciplinary areas to reach reasoned decisions about the relative status of competing claims to knowledge.
unpack complex legal arguments and to render intelligible to a non-specialist audience, key disciplinary insights. SA
Have the intellectual toolkit required to research and write a major dissertation or to complete a group project.