Taught course

International Business Law

Maynooth University · Department of Law

Entry requirements

Applicants are required to have an undergraduate degree in law (a minimum 2.2 grade, honours (level 8) degree in law (a ‘licence’, an LLB or equivalent)). Acceptance of applicants with other types of diplomas will be determined by the Admissions Committee which may also take into account relevant professional experience. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

Months of entry


Course content

The LLM in International Business Law is jointly offered by Maynooth University Department of Law and the Law School at the Catholic University of Lyon (UCLy); it enables law graduates to further their legal education by gaining a systematic understanding of the critical issues at the forefront of select areas of international business law. The programme also aims to develop legal research, reasoning, writing, advocacy, and teamwork skills, which are highly sought after by employers.

The first semester of the masters is spent at the Catholic University of Lyon (from September to December) and the second semester at Maynooth University, (from January to May). At the end of the two semesters, successful students will be awarded a dual qualification:

  1. French Master 1 Degree awarded by the Catholic University of Lyon
  2. Master of Laws (LLM) awarded by Maynooth University

The language of instruction is English. However, French language courses can be taken for free at UCLy. The Faculty of Law offers free language courses to all students. Experience has shown that students who are comfortable with the language have an easier time assimilating into the culture and have broader experiences during their stay in France.

In addition to reading the information available here, you may wish to consult the UCLy website.

For details, see the Graduate Studies website.

Information for international students

Minimum English language requirements: please visit Maynooth University International Office website for information about English language tests accepted and required scores. The requirements specified are applicable for both EU and non-EU applicants. National University of Ireland Maynooth’s TOEFL code is 8850.

Fees and funding

International students

Funding Opportunities


There is a small amount of funding available to students in the form of an Erasmus Mobility Allowance, even where students have previously availed of Erasmus funding at undergraduate level. The exact amount varies each year, but is likely to be approximately €1,000.

As soon as you have accepted a place on the programme, you should complete an Expression of Interest Form and submit this to the International Office. Further information about studying abroad as an Erasmus student can be found here.

Maynooth University Scholarships

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Department of Law