How do I apply for Law degrees offered at NUI Maynooth?
You should complete the following steps:
NB: You should only select a test date between 1st November 2010 and 1st May 2011 (inclusive). Tests taken outside of these dates cannot be considered
If for any reason, including test places being booked up, you are unable to take the test before May 1st, it will not be possible to process your application for the coming academic year.
Law is also available as a subject under MH101 Arts, (and you do not have to sit the LNAT aptitude test for this entry route) but there are progression requirements to enter second year, see here for details. These progression requirements do not apply to the MH115 & MH406 courses.
What is the National Admissions Test for Law?
The National Admissions Test for Law, or LNAT, is run by a consortium of universities to help us to make fairer and objective choices among the many highly-qualified applicants who want to join undergraduate law programmes. We are committed to widening participation in higher education and regard the LNAT as a possible aid to identifying untapped academic potential appropriate to degree-level legal education. Since the test is administered by an independent testing organization, any questions relating to the testing must be addressed to the contacts detailed on the LNAT website. Full details on all of the following topics are available from the LNAT website: www.lnat.ac.uk.
What is the structure of the exam?
The LNAT is a two-hour test in two parts: a multiple-choice element (80 minutes) and an essay element (40 minutes). NUI Maynooth will award places on Law programmes based on the result of the multiple choice section of the test, but we will also take the written test into account in terms of determining your ability to pursue an undergraduate degree.
How do I prepare for the test?
There is no need to invest in books dealing with how to prepare for and take these tests-there are hints and tips on how to approach the test on the LNAT website, including sample tests which are free of charge. Working through this material in advance of your test is more than enough preparation. On the day of the test you should try to arrive in good time and be well rested.
Where can I take the test?
There are two test centres in Dublin city and a number in the North of Ireland. Details of test centre locations can be found on the LNAT website.
Is there a fee involved for the aptitude test?
Yes, the test costs £40 sterling. Details of various payment methods are available on the LNAT website. Please note that if you are not using a credit card to make payment you should allow approximately two weeks to process payments. Prospective students in receipt of certain state benefits can apply to LNAT for this fee to be waived. You must do this before you book a test slot and well in advance of the deadline.
What if I have a learning or physical disability?
Only students with dyslexia, dyspraxia, dysgraphia, dysorthographia, or working memory deficit can apply for extra time when you book your exam slot. Students with other conditions or physical disabilities should use the “Exam Access Requirements” form on the LNAT website. Please allow at least three weeks notice if you have complex requirements. If you are availing of the extended time period you will be asked to supply clinical certification from a consultant/specialist of your condition at a later date.
Please use the LNAT website for all queries related to the aptitude test. Staff of the NUIM Admissions office do not have any involvement in the administration of the test and will be unable to deal with queries relating to it.
General information on mature student application is available from http://admissions.nuim.ie/mature_students
Information on our full-time undergraduate Law degrees is available at www.nuim.ie/courses
See businessandlaw.nuim.ie for information on the School of Business & Law at NUI Maynooth.