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Master of Legal Science – Professional

Course Description


The Master of Legal Science – Professional is a two-year degree programme open to graduates from all disciplines who wish to acquire advanced credentials in law for the purposes of pursuing professional practice or in aid of other career goals. It is an exempting law degree for Ireland and is accredited by the Honorable Society of King's Inns.

During the course of the programme, students will engage on an intense intellectual study of the legal relationships that pervade our society, affecting individuals, families, corporations and the State. They will acquire a thorough grounding in the fundamental areas of legal study, across Irish law, European law, and international law.

See the website https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/law/our-courses/master-legal-science-professional

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

All modules are compulsory. Students must be complete a total of 120 credits; 30 credits are taken each semester across both years.

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 Master of Legal Science – Professional programme 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. Graduates of the programme can progress to qualify as lawyers and gain admission to the legal profession.

Find out how to apply here https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/law/our-courses/master-legal-science-professional#tabs-apply

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

Visit the Master of Legal Science – Professional page on the Maynooth University website for more details!

Student Profiles

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: €7,500; International Tuition Fee: €13,000

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