Increasingly, technical personnel, administrators, and policy-makers are being required to have an in-depth knowledge of relevant legal advances and to deploy an enormous array of analytical, conceptual, professional, and writing skills. Maynooth University Department of Law’s Higher Diploma in Legal Studies addresses this need by offering students a strong core of legal knowledge to support more advanced specialised legal topics pertinent to many typical non-law careers.
Graduates from cognate disciplines must have a minimum 2.2 grade, honours (level 8) degree. Admission decisions are at the discretion of the Admissions Committee. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.
Minimum English language requirements:
• IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score
• TOEFL (Paper based test): 585
• TOEFL (Internet based test): 95
• PTE (Pearson): 62
Maynooth University's TOEFL code is 8850
Students must complete 60 credits over the course of the year; 30 credits per semester. The Legal Skills module (10 credits) is the only compulsory element of the programme. Students may then select their 50 credits from a variety of taught courses. The availability of optional modules is subject to timetabling constraints.
Online application only http://www.pac.ie/maynoothuniversity
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 their birth certificate or valid passport.
Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.