Law (PhD, LLM, full-time and part-time)

College of Business, Public Policy, & Law,
School of Law

Course overview

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates who wish to proceed to the degree of PhD or LLM by research (major thesis) in any of the main research areas of full-time permanent academic members of staff of  the Faculty. Candidates are advised to contact the relevant staff member(s) before applying in order to discuss  their proposed topic or area of research. Candidates who are unsure who to contact in relation to supervision, or who wish to obtain more information, should contact the Administrative Office for the School of Law, Mr Des McSharry.  

Candidates, proposed topic, and intended supervisor of research must be approved by the Faculty.  The degrees may be pursued on a full-time or part-time basis.

Programmes available

PhD (Law), full-time
PhD (Law), part-time
LLM (Research), full-time
LLM (Research), part-time

Entry requirements

To be eligible to enrol for the PhD or the LLM, a candidate must have obtained a high honours standard at primary degree level, normally Second Class Honours, Grade 1 or equivalent international qualification, or present such other evidence as will satisfy the Head of School and the College of their fitness for the programme.


Areas of interest

  • Business Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Law
  • European Union Law
  • Family Law
  • Housing Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Marine Law
  • Media Law
  • Private Law
  • Technology Law

Researcher profiles

Current research student profiles can be .

Find out more

Mr. Des McSharry 
School of Law,
NUI Galway.
T + 353 91 492 615
E des.mcsharry@nuigalway.ie
www.nuigalway.ie/law

PAC code

PhD (full-time), GYK00
PhD (part-time), GYK01
LLM (full-time), GYK02
LLM (part-time), GYK03

Current project

 Research news from the School of Law

Fees for this course

EU: €4,275 (FT); €2,250

Non-EU: €13,250

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