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POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN GLOBAL LEGAL STUDIES

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Qualification : POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA

Award Type and NFQ level : POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA (9)

CAO/PAC code : MH73J

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Closing Date : 30 June 2018

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The Postgraduate Diploma in Global Legal Studies is an innovative programme that provides students with a world-class legal education, which is grounded in an appreciation of global social, economic, and cultural contexts and challenges. 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 Postgraduate Diploma in Global Legal Studies imparts just those skills. By taking the Postgraduate Diploma in Global Legal Studies, students will be exposed to a range of areas of legal regulation in a manner that goes far beyond one jurisdiction and will gain critical insights from a range of other disciplines, including politics, psychology, economics, and sociology. The programme facilitates career pathways in law, business, politics, non-governmental organisations, and policymaking bodies at the national and international levels. 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.

Modules focus on three areas:

·         Global Business (including International Investment Law; World Trade Law; Funds Law);

·         Social Justice and Human Rights (including International Human Rights Law; Disability Law & Policy; Gender, Sexuality and the Law);

·         Transnational Regulation (including Information Privacy Law; Information Technology Law; Globalisation, Migration and the Law).

Students may specialise in a particular area or choose modules from different areas.

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September

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Candidates should have obtained an honours (Level 8) degree (minimum second class honours) in Law. Candidates must hold a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level. Admissions decisions are at the discretion of the Admissions Committee.

Prospective applicants who do not meet these entry requirements can apply to have prior learning and experience recognised for the purposes of admission. For details on how to apply, see the Department of Law's Policy for Assessment of Non-Standard Entrants' Applications for Postgraduate Programmes. The Admissions Committee will assess such applications 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.

Maynooth University’s TOEFL code is 8850

Students complete a total of 60 ECTS over the course of this programme. There are no compulsory modules; students have the opportunity to choose from a wide range of optional modules. Students must complete 60 taught credits over two years.

Not all modules offered will run every year; offerings are dependent upon demand and other potential constraints. Students may choose any combination of modules they wish, however, they cannot take more than 30 taught credits per semester.

Course Duration: 2 years Part-time

The 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.

Online application only http://www.pac.ie/maynoothuniversity

PAC Code
MH73J

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

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

Prospective applicants who do not meet the entry requirements can apply to have prior learning and experience recognised for the purposes of admission. For details on how to apply, see the Department of Law's Policy for Assessment of Non-Standard Entrants' Applications for Postgraduate Programmes.

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