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Course content

Overview

A Master by Research is a qualification obtained after rigorous and original research that contributes to the state of legal scholarship. Towards that end, the structured research programme offers a framework which facilitates independent research, whilst providing milestones for measuring progress.

Students will be equipped with methodological and analytical tools for advanced research in law through a number of taught modules across the Faculty. These will be supplemented by periodic one-on-one supervision meetings. Students will also have opportunities to actively engage in other aspects of academic writing and publishing during the course of their education. In addition, the Department’s research seminar series offers a constructive forum for presenting and debating research.

Minimum English language requirements:
- IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score
- TOEFL (Paper based test): 585
- TOEFL (Internet based test): 95
- PTE (Pearson): 62

Maynooth University’s TOEFL code is 8850.

Course Structure

The student must complete a thesis of approx. 30,000 words. In addition, students will be required to take 10 credits worth of modules over the duration of their programme from the structured PhD programme. 5 of these will be generic/transferable modules offered by the Faculty of Social Sciences, and 5 in subject/specialist modules offered by the Department of Law.

Career Options

The skills acquired during the programme of doctoral study will prepare students for a wide range of careers including academia, private industry, and public service.

Find out how to apply here https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/law/our-courses/mlittresearch-20#tabs-apply

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

Visit the MLitt (Research) page on the Maynooth University website for more details!

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