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.
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. Modules offered include EU Law, Contract Law, Torts, Constitutional Law, Equity and Trusts, and Jurisprudence.
The Higher Diploma in Legal Studies offers students a strong core of legal knowledge to support their work in a variety careers, including financial services and human resources.
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.