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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas


  • Start Date


  • Course Duration

    Full-time: 1 year

  • Course Type


  • Course Fees

    Please contact [email protected]

  • Last Updated

    28 May 2017

Course content


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.

Course Structure

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.

Career Options

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.

How To Apply

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

PAC Code
MH60J Full-time

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.

Find information on Scholarships here https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/study-maynooth/postgraduate-studies/fees-funding-scholarships

Visit the Higher Diploma in Legal Studies page on the Maynooth University website for more details!





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