The Postgraduate Diploma in International Justice and Law provides students with critical insights into the international legal system and how it operates to promote and secure justice. It analyses how the international legal order works and how it seeks to protect vulnerable groups, including minorities, migrants, and peoples with disabilities. The programme draws on law and other disciplines, including sociology, anthropology, and politics, to provide students with a comprehensive examination of the challenges facing international justice mechanisms today.
Placement opportunities with partner civil society organisations, such as Transparency International (Ireland) will be available.
Teaching is delivered by means of small class lectures, in-class simulations, workshops, and masterclasses.
The programme will be very attractive to Law graduates who wish to specialise in the field of International Law and to non-law graduates who may be interested in undertaking a vocational Law programme in the future.
Candidates should have obtained an honours (Level 8) degree (minimum second class honours) in Law or a cognate discipline, such as international relations, social studies, sociology, politics, etc.). Candidates must hold a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level. The programme will also be accessible to international students from all jurisdictions, as no prior knowledge of the common law is required. 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. Students are required to complete the Public International Law module and then have the opportunity to choose from a wide range of optional modules. Students must complete 60 taught credits over two semesters.
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.
Online application only http://www.pac.ie/maynoothuniversity
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.