The International Justice programme from Maynooth University draws on law and other disciplines, including sociology, anthropology and political science, to provide students with a comprehensive examination of the challenges facing international justice mechanisms today.
Work placement opportunities are available as part the programme with partner civil society organisations including the Irish Council for Civil Liberties, Transparency International, the Irish Penal Reform Trust, Trócaire and Oxfam.
Teaching is delivered by means of small class lectures, in-class simulations and workshops. Students will also benefit from guest lectures delivered by international speakers.The programme is very attractive to law graduates who wish to specialise in the fields of international law and human rights, and to non-law graduates who are interested in questions of social justice and in acquiring legal tools and skills for future career options.
The programme will prepare students for policy and advocacy work in national, regional, and international organisations with a social and economic justice mandate. It will provide students considering a career in the legal profession with the tools necessary to pursue work in the field of human rights law, which could also include legal practice in European courts or international criminal tribunals. The programme is also an ideal launchpad for students interesting in a career in further research on legal, policy or philosophical questions of justice. A number of graduates from the LLM programme have proceeded to doctoral studies.
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- Public International Law
- Professional Development
- International Criminal Law
- International Humanitarian Law
- Gender, Sexuality And Law: Comparative Perspectives
- International Human Rights
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- 12 months
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DisciplinesInternational Law Legal Studies Master of Laws (LLM) View 18 other Masters in International Law in Ireland
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- Candidates should have a minimum 2.2 grade, honours (level 8) undergraduate degree in law or a cognate discipline, such as international relations, social studies, sociology, politics etc). 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 meetings these requirements will not guarantee an offer of entry onto the programme.
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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.
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.