The Global Legal Studies degree from Maynooth University is open to all law graduates and graduates of hybrid law degrees, including, for example, Law and French, Law and Business, and Law and Politics. The programme facilitates career pathways in law, business, politics, non-governmental organisations, and policymaking bodies at the national and international levels.
The distinct international focus of the programme reflects the increasingly global nature of legal practice. The modules offered are distinguished by the approach taken, which is to focus not on a national or regional jurisdiction, but to address these issues from the point of view of foundational (global) principles and to illustrate these with examples from jurisdictions all over the world.
In addition, 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.
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 will be relevant to those seeking to work in the increasingly internationalised field of commercial legal practice, as well as those looking to work in international public and private sector organisations. The insights gained from studying law in a global context will also be of benefit to those seeking careers in areas like financial services, policy-making and business.
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- Professional Development
- Patents, Health and Biotechnologies
- International Criminal Law
- Gender, Sexuality and Law: Comparative Perspectives
- International Human Rights
- World Trade Law
- International Law on Foreign Investment
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- 12 months
- 24 months
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- Candidates should have a minimum 2.2 grade, honours (level 8) undergraduate degree in law (a ‘licence’ an LLB, BCL or equivalent) or in a cognate discipline in the humanities, social and political sciences such as (but not limited to) business, finance, economics, international relations, sociology and political science. This must be a recognised primary degree that is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level. A personal statement of up to 1,000 words outlining why an applicant is suitable for the programme should be included as part of an application. This personal statement will form part of the assessment by the Admissions Committee.
- These are the minimum entry requirements and meeting these requirements will not guarantee an offer of entry onto the programme. Admission decisions are at the discretion of the Admissions Committee.
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International15000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15000 EUR per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA7400 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7400 EUR per year during 12 months.
Part-time EU: 4,930
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.