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Maynooth University School of Law and Criminology

Qualification : MASTERS IN LAW

Award Type and NFQ level : TAUGHT MASTERS (9)

CAO/PAC code : MH35J

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Closing Date : 31 July 2022

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The LLM in International Law will provide students with critical insights into the operation of international law. It will provide a critique of international law frameworks and institutions and an analysis of how the international legal order works and how it seeks to protect vulnerable groups, including minorities and refugees. Teaching will be delivered mostly online but supported by a number of face-to-face workshops and masterclasses during the semester. The programme will be open to students with degrees in law and cognate areas, including international relations, social studies, sociology, politics, and other inter-disciplinary degrees. The programme will, in particular, be of interest to those already working in the field of law, including barristers, solicitors and civil servants who want to upskill in the area of international law and those with an NGO background who want to expand their knowledge of international law.

Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level Honours degree (minimum 2,2) in law or a cognate discipline, such as international relations, sociology, politics etc. The Department will assess applicants who do not possess the minimum level of qualifications in line with the University’s policy on recognition of prior experiential learning. 

Minimum English language requirements: please visit Maynooth University International Office website for information about English language tests accepted and required scores. The requirements specified are applicable for both EU and non- EU applicants.

National University of Ireland Maynooth’s TOEFL code is 8850

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

A minimum score of 600 (250 computer based, 100 Internet based) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) administered by Princeton University, with Test of Written English at 475 +.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Test Patterns A and B, with an average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.00 in each band.

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Advanced Certificate, Grade B or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2)

Proficiency Certificate, Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2)

English Test for Academic and Professional Purposes (ETAPP):

With grade C1 or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2)

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Students will undertake a compulsory module in Public International Law and will choose 5 additional modules, in addition to undertaking a Dissertation. Optional Modules include: International Human Rights Law, International Criminal Law, International Humanitarian Law, Migration Law and Policy, International Law and Vulnerable Groups, International Law and Justice in Practice, International Trade Law, International Law and Europe.

Course Duration: 2 years (part-time)

As the programme offers numerous modules concerning current societal challenges it would be of great benefit to those working in, or seeking to work in, NGOs, including in the field of migration and refugee law and the rights of vulnerable groups. It would also provide graduates with excellent skills for future employment in policy research and the civil service. This programme will also be of great benefit to qualified solicitors / barristers who want to practice in the sphere of international law, including at international tribunals, as modules in international criminal law and international humanitarian law are offered.

Online application only www.pac.ie/maynoothuniversity

PAC Code

MH35J

The following documents should be forwarded to PAC, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway or uploaded to your online application form:

Certified copies of all official transcripts of results for all non-Maynooth University qualifications listed MUST accompany the application. Failure to do so will delay your application being processed. Non-Maynooth University students are asked to provide two academic references and a copy of birth certificate or valid passport.

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