The Postgraduate Diploma in International Business Law enables law graduates to further their legal education by gaining a systematic understanding of the critical issues at the forefront of select areas of international business law. The programme also aims to develop legal research, reasoning, writing, advocacy, and teamwork skills, which are highly sought after by employers.
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 should have a minimum 2.2 grade, honours (level 8) undergraduate degree in law (a ‘licence’, an LLB, BCL or equivalent) or in a cognate discipline in the humanities, social and political sciences such as (but not limited to) business, finance and economics. 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 meeting these requirements will not guarantee an offer of entry onto the programme. 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 University’s policy on recognition of prior experiential learning.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
Minimum English language requirements:
- IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score
- TOEFL (Paper based test): 585
- TOEFL (Internet based test): 95
- PTE (Pearson): 62
Students complete a total of 60 ECTS over the course of this programme. Students are required to complete the International Investment Law and Information Technology Law modules in Year 1 and then have the opportunity to choose from a wide range of optional modules. Students must complete 30 taught credits in each year.
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.
Please note that some modules will have prerequisites attached to them.
Online application only http://www.pac.ie/maynoothuniversity
The following information should be 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.
Applicants are required to submit a personal statement not exceeding 1,000 words explaining why they should be considered.