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Higher Diploma in Legal Studies


Course Description

Overview

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.

See the website https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/law/our-courses/higher-diploma-legal-studies

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

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.

Career Options

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.

Find out how to apply here https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/law/our-courses/higher-diploma-legal-studies#tabs-apply

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!

Entry Requirements

Graduates from cognate disciplines must have a minimum 2.2 grade, honours (level 8) degree. Admission decisions are at the discretion of the Admissions Committee. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

Course Fees

EU Tuition Fee: €5,400; International Tuition Fee: €13,000


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