The increased potential for international elements to any legal issue from trade and business, to crime, to migration, to information technology, to privacy has meant that legal graduates need to possess skills that transcend one national jurisdiction. The PG Diploma in Global Legal Studies imparts just those skills. By taking the PG Dip in Global Legal Studies, students will be exposed to a range of legal issues that extend across jurisdictions, and will gain critical insights from a variety of other disciplines, including politics, psychology, economics, and sociology.
Teaching is delivered by means of small class lectures, in-class simulations, workshops, and master classes. In addition to the modules, The School works with leading academics and practitioners who provide seminars in various fields of law throughout the academic year.
We partner with leading international law firms such as Matheson and A&L Goodbody on several initiatives. We also offer students the opportunity to apply for our Postgraduate Placement module, which gives successful applicants the chance to work part-time for one semester at one of our partner organisations. We have partnerships with a broad range of organisations across the public and private sector, including the Irish Council for Civil Liberties, the Irish Penal Reform Trust, Forsa, PrivacyEngine, and Alcohol Action Ireland.
The minimum entry requirement for this programme is a 2:2 overall classification in a Level 8 undergraduate degree. This degree must be in law or a cognate discipline in the humanities, or social/political sciences (including but not limited to business, finance, economics, international relations, sociology, etc).
Applicants from certain non-EU countries are required to meet different minimum entrance criteria, which can be found here.
The international office will be able to advise international applications on the compatibility of their degree with these criteria firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants who are required to demonstrate English language proficiency can find the minimum required scores in a variety of accepted tests here.
Meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee an offer of entry onto this programme. Decision on admission to the programme are at the discretion of the Admission Committee.
Applications by applicants with other types of diplomas or who do not reach this minimum level of qualifications will be determined by the Admissions Committee in line with the Universitys policy on recognition of prior experiential learning, which can be accessed here.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
Department of Law
Department of Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law and Fundamental Rights
Department of Centre for European and Eurasian Studies
The Global Legal Studies programme allows students to choose from our full range of postgraduate law modules (with specific exceptions that are reserved to the international business or international justice programmes).
Students must complete 60 credits in total from the optional modules. There are no compulsory modules on this programme.
Not all modules offered will run every year, offerings are dependent upon demand and other potential constraints. Please note that some modules will have prerequisites attached to them.
Course Duration: 1 year full time.
Online application only http://www.pac.ie/maynoothuniversity
The PAC Code for this programme is MH74J.
All applicants should provide a personal statement of maximum 1000 words.
Applicants with an undergraduate degree from Maynooth should provide details of two academic references.
Applicants who have not previously studied at Maynooth should provide certified copies of all official transcripts for non-Maynooth qualifications. They should also provide copies of two academic written references, and a copy of their birth certificate or valid passport.
Applicants who are required to submit evidence that they meet the English language requirements should ensure that this is also included in their application.
Information on fees can be found here.
Information on Taught Masters Scholarships can be found here.