Course Overview

The Structured PhD is available as a 4-year full time programme and as a 6 year part-time programme (360 ECTS).Each student must obtain 30 ECTS through structured modules having a taught or skills component over the course of the PhD. The thesis remains central to the award of the PhD. The remaining ECTS are derived from the research component.

 The School of Law and its specialised research centres, notably, the Irish Centre for Human Rights and the Centre for Disability Law and Policy, offers a number of in-house modules specifically tailored to PhD students as part of the Structured PhD Programme.  In addition, the full suite of modules from our various Master’s programmes is available to PhD students as part of the Structured PhD programme.  If you are interested in taking one of these modules, you should discuss the relevance of the module to your research with your supervisor and also check with the module owner to ensure that the module is being run in the particular year and that there is space for you.  You must register for any modules you take as part of the Structured Programme.  Modules are assessed in the usual way for the assessment of that course (usually by essay) and the results are presented at your annual Graduate Research Committee meeting.

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Programmes Available

Structured PhD (full-time, four years; part-time, six years)
Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System

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Learning Outcomes

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the PhD programme, a candidate must normally have obtained an LL.M or other Master’s degree to honours standard (or equivalent international qualification).  However, at a minimum, the candidate must have reached a high honours standard at the examination for the primary degree or presented such other evidence as will satisfy the Head of School and the College of his/her fitness.

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Course Outline

Curriculum Information

Curriculum information relates to the current academic year (in most cases).
Course and module offerings and details may be subject to change.

Glossary of Terms

Credits
You must earn a defined number of credits (aka ECTS) to complete each year of your course. You do this by taking all of its required modules as well as the correct number of optional modules to obtain that year's total number of credits.
Module
An examinable portion of a subject or course, for which you attend lectures and/or tutorials and carry out assignments. E.g. Algebra and Calculus could be modules within the subject Mathematics. Each module has a unique module code eg. MA140.
Subject
Some courses allow you to choose subjects, where related modules are grouped together. Subjects have their own required number of credits, so you must take all that subject's required modules and may also need to obtain the remainder of the subject's total credits by choosing from its available optional modules.
Optional
A module you may choose to study.
Required
A module that you must study if you choose this course (or subject).
Required Core Subject
A subject you must study because it's integral to that course.
Semester
Most courses have 2 semesters (aka terms) per year, so a three-year course will have six semesters in total. For clarity, this page will refer to the first semester of year 2 as 'Semester 3'.

Year 2 (90 Credits)

Optional HI546: Studies In The History Of Colonialism And Imperialism I - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional AY650: Accountancy - Credits - Semester 3
Optional EC515.1: Data Management & Survey Techniques - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EC650: Economics - Credits - Semester 3
Optional GG100: Women's Human Rights: Issues, Debates and Practice - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional GG103: Feminist Theorising - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EC506: Econometrics - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional GS501: Seminar Programme - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional GS502: Journal Club Programme - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional GS508: Formulating a Research Project Proposal - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional GS509: Participation in Workshops/Courses - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional GS511: Research Placement 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional GS513: Research Placement 2 - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional GS514: Research Placement 3 - 15 Credits - Semester 3
Optional GS515: Research Paper Publication - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional GS520: BioInnovate I Core: Needs finding to concept generation - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional GS526: Oral/poster communications (year 1 - 3) - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional GS530: Graduate Research Information Skills - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional GS531: Introduction to Creative Difference and Innovation - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW484: Law, Regulation & Policy - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW561: Mental Health Law and Policy - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW610: Disability Law and Policy - Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW6101: Legal Opinion or Advice - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW650: Law - Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW651: Human Rights - Credits - Semester 3
Optional MG582: International & Cross Cultural Management - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional MG650: Management - Credits - Semester 3
Optional MK5102: Marketing in Society - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional MK5103: The Philosophy and Theory of Marketing - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional MK650: Marketing - Credits - Semester 3
Optional MS5101: Research Skills for Business Students (online) - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional MS650: Management Information Systems - 0 Credits - Semester 3
Optional NUIM-EC605B-6A: Fundamentals of Econometrics/Econometrics - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional RM050: Research Component - 50 Credits - Semester 3
Optional RM055: Research Component - 55 Credits - Semester 3
Optional RM060: Research Component - 60 Credits - Semester 3
Optional RM065: Research Component - 65 Credits - Semester 3
Optional RM070: Research Component - 70 Credits - Semester 3
Optional RM075: Research Component - 75 Credits - Semester 3
Optional RM080: Research Component - 80 Credits - Semester 3
Optional RM085: Research Component - 85 Credits - Semester 3
Optional RM090: Research Component - 90 Credits - Semester 3
Optional NUIM_PS861C: SPHeRE Perspectives on Population Health and Health Services Research - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional NUIM_PS862T: SPHERE Health Systems, Policy and Management - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional NUIM_PS863R: SPHERE Systematic Reviewing and Protocol Development - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional TI714.I: Introduction to Practical GIS - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional GS536: Communication & Outreach - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional GS5104: Intensive Writing Workshop - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional GS5107: Work Based Placement 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional GS5108: Work Based Placement 2 - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional GS5109: Work Based Placement 3 - 15 Credits - Semester 3
Optional GS5110: Research Integrity - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional GS5105: TechInnovate I: Needs Finding to Concept Generation - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW547: Human Rights Field Work: Law and Practice - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW548: Human Rights, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW550: Advocacy and Access to Justice - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW551: Contemporary Challenges in Disability Law and Policy - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW553: Inclusive Education Law and Policy - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW558: Legal Capacity Law and Policy - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW562: Regional Disability Law and Policy - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW566: Immigration Law: between sovereignty and equality - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW5107: International Child Rights - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW5106: Economic Social and Cultural Rights - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional MG5116: Innovation Management - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional MG5117: Innovation and Entrepreneurship - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional MG6103: Employment Relations and Law - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW417: Contemporary Issues in Human Rights II - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional GS507: Statistical Methods for Research - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW439: Advocacy, Activism and Public Interest Law - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW475: Field Experience Assignment - 15 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW483: Advanced Legal Research & Method - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW485: Sentencing & Penal Policy - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW491: Equality Law: Principles & Thematic Application - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW493: The Criminal Jury - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW496: Local Government Law - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW525: Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW530: Procedure Before International Criminal Courts - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW538: Transitional Justice - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW546: Contemporary Issues in Human Rights III - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW471: International Humanitarian Law - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EC5120: Economics of Health and Health Care - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EC556: Philosophy of Social Science - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW5110: International Human Rights Law Clinic - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW455: Minority Rights - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW5111: Business and Human Rights 2 - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW5114: International Refugee Law - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW5104: Islam and Human Rights II - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW5113: The Common European Asylum System - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW5112: Human Rights and Global Governance - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW5109: European Migration Law - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW5116: Gender and Human Rights - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW5117: International Human Rights Law - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW5118: Public International Law - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW5119: The Politics of Law - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW5120: European Convention on Human Rights: Law and Politics - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW5121: Transnational Lawyering - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW5122: International Criminal Law - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW5123: International Peace Operations - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW556: Law and Policy on Independent Living - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional AC660: Research Seminar I (Accountancy) - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional GS505: Graduate Research Skills - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional MG552: Innovation & Technology Management - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional MG617: Research Methods - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional MG660: Research Seminar I (Management) - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional MK660: Research Seminar I (Marketing) - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional MS660: Research Seminar I (Management Information Systems) - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional GS506: Teaching & Learning - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional GS5103: Conference Organisation - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional GS522: BioInnovate II Core: Concept Development and Implementation - 10 Credits - Semester 4
Optional GS537: Innovation, Enterprise & Entrepreneurship - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional LW486: Theories of Judicial Activism - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW488: Processes of Law Reform - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW489: Disability Law Reform Challenges - 10 Credits - Semester 4
Optional NUIM_PS864CR: SPHeRE Practical Approaches to Population Health and Health Services Research Me - 10 Credits - Semester 4
Optional NUIM_PS865R: SPHeRE Working with Health Information , Data Informatics and Statisticial Analy - 10 Credits - Semester 4
Optional NUIM_PS866T: SPHeRE Health Economics - 10 Credits - Semester 4
Optional TI714.II: Introduction to Practical GIS - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional GG6101: Gender and Conflict - 10 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EC572: Health Systems & Policy Analysis - 10 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EC374: Advanced Econometrics - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional AC661: Research Seminar II (Accountancy) - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional AY528: Management Accounting - 10 Credits - Semester 4
Optional AY537: Skills for Accounting Research and Practice - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EC558: Advanced Topics in Applied Economics II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional MG604: Innovation & the Learning Organisation - 10 Credits - Semester 4
Optional MG612: Innovation & Technology Management - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional MG661: Research Seminar II (Management) - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional MK661: Research Seminar II (Marketing) - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional MS524: Research Methods II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional MS532: Research Methods I - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional MS533: Research Methods II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional MS661: Research Seminar II (Management Information Systems) - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Year 3 (90 Credits)

Optional AY650: Accountancy - Credits - Semester 5
Optional EC515.1: Data Management & Survey Techniques - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional EC650: Economics - Credits - Semester 5
Optional GG100: Women's Human Rights: Issues, Debates and Practice - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional GG103: Feminist Theorising - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional EC506: Econometrics - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional GS501: Seminar Programme - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional GS502: Journal Club Programme - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional GS508: Formulating a Research Project Proposal - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional GS509: Participation in Workshops/Courses - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW484: Law, Regulation & Policy - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional GS511: Research Placement 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional GS513: Research Placement 2 - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional GS514: Research Placement 3 - 15 Credits - Semester 5
Optional GS515: Research Paper Publication - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional GS520: BioInnovate I Core: Needs finding to concept generation - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional GS526: Oral/poster communications (year 1 - 3) - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional GS530: Graduate Research Information Skills - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional GS531: Introduction to Creative Difference and Innovation - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW552: Foundational Theoretical Framework in Disability Law and Policy - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW561: Mental Health Law and Policy - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW610: Disability Law and Policy - Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW6101: Legal Opinion or Advice - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW650: Law - Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW651: Human Rights - Credits - Semester 5
Optional MG582: International & Cross Cultural Management - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional MG650: Management - Credits - Semester 5
Optional MK5102: Marketing in Society - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional MK5103: The Philosophy and Theory of Marketing - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional MK650: Marketing - Credits - Semester 5
Optional MS5101: Research Skills for Business Students (online) - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional MS650: Management Information Systems - 0 Credits - Semester 5
Optional RM030: Research Component - 30 Credits - Semester 5
Optional RM045: Research Component - 45 Credits - Semester 5
Optional RM050: Research Component - 50 Credits - Semester 5
Optional RM055: Research Component - 55 Credits - Semester 5
Optional RM060: Research Component - 60 Credits - Semester 5
Optional RM065: Research Component - 65 Credits - Semester 5
Optional RM070: Research Component - 70 Credits - Semester 5
Optional RM075: Research Component - 75 Credits - Semester 5
Optional RM080: Research Component - 80 Credits - Semester 5
Optional RM085: Research Component - 85 Credits - Semester 5
Optional RM090: Research Component - 90 Credits - Semester 5
Optional SH112: Beginners Spanish Language I - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional TI714.I: Introduction to Practical GIS - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional NUIM_PS861C: SPHeRE Perspectives on Population Health and Health Services Research - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional NUIM_PS862T: SPHERE Health Systems, Policy and Management - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional NUIM_PS863R: SPHERE Systematic Reviewing and Protocol Development - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional PS702: Qualitative Research Methods - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional GS536: Communication & Outreach - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional GS5104: Intensive Writing Workshop - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional GS5107: Work Based Placement 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional GS5108: Work Based Placement 2 - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional GS5109: Work Based Placement 3 - 15 Credits - Semester 5
Optional GS5110: Research Integrity - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional GS5105: TechInnovate I: Needs Finding to Concept Generation - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW547: Human Rights Field Work: Law and Practice - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW548: Human Rights, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW550: Advocacy and Access to Justice - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW551: Contemporary Challenges in Disability Law and Policy - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW553: Inclusive Education Law and Policy - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW558: Legal Capacity Law and Policy - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW562: Regional Disability Law and Policy - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW566: Immigration Law: between sovereignty and equality - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW5107: International Child Rights - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW5105: Contemporary Issues in International Migration Law - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW5106: Economic Social and Cultural Rights - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional MG5117: Innovation and Entrepreneurship - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional MG5116: Innovation Management - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional MG6103: Employment Relations and Law - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW417: Contemporary Issues in Human Rights II - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW439: Advocacy, Activism and Public Interest Law - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional GS507: Statistical Methods for Research - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW475: Field Experience Assignment - 15 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW483: Advanced Legal Research & Method - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW485: Sentencing & Penal Policy - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW491: Equality Law: Principles & Thematic Application - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW493: The Criminal Jury - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW496: Local Government Law - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW525: Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW530: Procedure Before International Criminal Courts - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW538: Transitional Justice - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW546: Contemporary Issues in Human Rights III - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW471: International Humanitarian Law - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional EC5120: Economics of Health and Health Care - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional EC556: Philosophy of Social Science - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW5110: International Human Rights Law Clinic - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW455: Minority Rights - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW5111: Business and Human Rights 2 - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW5114: International Refugee Law - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW5104: Islam and Human Rights II - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW5113: The Common European Asylum System - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW5112: Human Rights and Global Governance - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW5109: European Migration Law - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW5116: Gender and Human Rights - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW5117: International Human Rights Law - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW5118: Public International Law - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW5119: The Politics of Law - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW5120: European Convention on Human Rights: Law and Politics - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW5121: Transnational Lawyering - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW5122: International Criminal Law - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW5123: International Peace Operations - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW556: Law and Policy on Independent Living - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional AC660: Research Seminar I (Accountancy) - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional EC557: Advanced Topics in Applied Economics I - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional GS505: Graduate Research Skills - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional MG552: Innovation & Technology Management - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional MG617: Research Methods - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional MG660: Research Seminar I (Management) - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional MK660: Research Seminar I (Marketing) - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional MS660: Research Seminar I (Management Information Systems) - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional SP407: Sociology Of Work - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional GS506: Teaching & Learning - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional GS5103: Conference Organisation - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional GS522: BioInnovate II Core: Concept Development and Implementation - 10 Credits - Semester 6
Optional LW486: Theories of Judicial Activism - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW488: Processes of Law Reform - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW489: Disability Law Reform Challenges - 10 Credits - Semester 6
Optional LW6102: Law Research Skills 1 - Preparation, Presentation & Discussion - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional SP649: Power - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional SPA403: Conference Presentation - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional TI714.II: Introduction to Practical GIS - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional NUIM_PS864CR: SPHeRE Practical Approaches to Population Health and Health Services Research Me - 10 Credits - Semester 6
Optional NUIM_PS865R: SPHeRE Working with Health Information , Data Informatics and Statisticial Analy - 10 Credits - Semester 6
Optional NUIM_PS866T: SPHeRE Health Economics - 10 Credits - Semester 6
Optional UCD_BIOL 40110: Global Challenges and Green Issues: Policy and Innovation - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional UCD_BIOL 40300: Perspectives in Earth and Natural Sciences I - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional GG6101: Gender and Conflict - 10 Credits - Semester 6
Optional GS537: Innovation, Enterprise & Entrepreneurship - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional EC572: Health Systems & Policy Analysis - 10 Credits - Semester 6
Optional EC374: Advanced Econometrics - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional AC661: Research Seminar II (Accountancy) - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional EC558: Advanced Topics in Applied Economics II - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional MG612: Innovation & Technology Management - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional MG661: Research Seminar II (Management) - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional MK661: Research Seminar II (Marketing) - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional MS524: Research Methods II - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional MS532: Research Methods I - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional MS533: Research Methods II - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional MS661: Research Seminar II (Management Information Systems) - 5 Credits - Semester 6

Year 4 (90 Credits)

Optional AY650: Accountancy - Credits - Semester 7
Optional EC515.1: Data Management & Survey Techniques - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EC650: Economics - Credits - Semester 7
Optional GG100: Women's Human Rights: Issues, Debates and Practice - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional GG103: Feminist Theorising - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EC506: Econometrics - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional GS501: Seminar Programme - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional GS502: Journal Club Programme - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional GS508: Formulating a Research Project Proposal - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional GS509: Participation in Workshops/Courses - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional GS511: Research Placement 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional GS513: Research Placement 2 - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional GS514: Research Placement 3 - 15 Credits - Semester 7
Optional GS515: Research Paper Publication - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional GS520: BioInnovate I Core: Needs finding to concept generation - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional GS526: Oral/poster communications (year 1 - 3) - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional GS530: Graduate Research Information Skills - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional GS531: Introduction to Creative Difference and Innovation - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional LW484: Law, Regulation & Policy - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional LW552: Foundational Theoretical Framework in Disability Law and Policy - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional LW561: Mental Health Law and Policy - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional LW610: Disability Law and Policy - Credits - Semester 7
Optional LW6101: Legal Opinion or Advice - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional LW650: Law - Credits - Semester 7
Optional LW651: Human Rights - Credits - Semester 7
Optional MG582: International & Cross Cultural Management - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MG650: Management - Credits - Semester 7
Optional MK5102: Marketing in Society - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MK5103: The Philosophy and Theory of Marketing - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MK650: Marketing - Credits - Semester 7
Optional MS5101: Research Skills for Business Students (online) - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MS650: Management Information Systems - 0 Credits - Semester 7
Optional RM050: Research Component - 50 Credits - Semester 7
Optional RM055: Research Component - 55 Credits - Semester 7
Optional RM060: Research Component - 60 Credits - Semester 7
Optional RM065: Research Component - 65 Credits - Semester 7
Optional RM070: Research Component - 70 Credits - Semester 7
Optional RM075: Research Component - 75 Credits - Semester 7
Optional RM080: Research Component - 80 Credits - Semester 7
Optional RM085: Research Component - 85 Credits - Semester 7
Optional RM090: Research Component - 90 Credits - Semester 7
Optional TI714.I: Introduction to Practical GIS - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional GS536: Communication & Outreach - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional GS5104: Intensive Writing Workshop - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional GS5107: Work Based Placement 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional GS5108: Work Based Placement 2 - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional GS5109: Work Based Placement 3 - 15 Credits - Semester 7
Optional GS5110: Research Integrity - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional GS5105: TechInnovate I: Needs Finding to Concept Generation - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional LW547: Human Rights Field Work: Law and Practice - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional LW548: Human Rights, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional LW550: Advocacy and Access to Justice - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional LW551: Contemporary Challenges in Disability Law and Policy - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional LW553: Inclusive Education Law and Policy - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional LW558: Legal Capacity Law and Policy - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional LW562: Regional Disability Law and Policy - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional LW566: Immigration Law: between sovereignty and equality - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional LW5107: International Child Rights - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional LW5105: Contemporary Issues in International Migration Law - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional LW5106: Economic Social and Cultural Rights - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MG5116: Innovation Management - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MG5117: Innovation and Entrepreneurship - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MG6103: Employment Relations and Law - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional GS507: Statistical Methods for Research - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional LW417: Contemporary Issues in Human Rights II - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional LW439: Advocacy, Activism and Public Interest Law - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional LW475: Field Experience Assignment - 15 Credits - Semester 7
Optional LW483: Advanced Legal Research & Method - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional LW485: Sentencing & Penal Policy - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional LW491: Equality Law: Principles & Thematic Application - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional LW493: The Criminal Jury - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional LW496: Local Government Law - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional LW525: Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional LW530: Procedure Before International Criminal Courts - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional LW538: Transitional Justice - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional LW546: Contemporary Issues in Human Rights III - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional LW471: International Humanitarian Law - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EC5120: Economics of Health and Health Care - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EC556: Philosophy of Social Science - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional LW5110: International Human Rights Law Clinic - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional LW455: Minority Rights - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional LW5116: Gender and Human Rights - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional LW5117: International Human Rights Law - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional LW5118: Public International Law - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional LW5119: The Politics of Law - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional LW5120: European Convention on Human Rights: Law and Politics - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional LW5121: Transnational Lawyering - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional LW5122: International Criminal Law - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional LW5123: International Peace Operations - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional LW5114: International Refugee Law - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional LW5104: Islam and Human Rights II - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional LW5113: The Common European Asylum System - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional LW5112: Human Rights and Global Governance - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional LW5109: European Migration Law - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional LW5111: Business and Human Rights 2 - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional LW556: Law and Policy on Independent Living - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional GS505: Graduate Research Skills - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional AC660: Research Seminar I (Accountancy) - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MG617: Research Methods - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MG660: Research Seminar I (Management) - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MK660: Research Seminar I (Marketing) - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MS660: Research Seminar I (Management Information Systems) - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EC557: Advanced Topics in Applied Economics I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MG552: Innovation & Technology Management - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional GS506: Teaching & Learning - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional GS5103: Conference Organisation - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional GS522: BioInnovate II Core: Concept Development and Implementation - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional LW486: Theories of Judicial Activism - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional LW488: Processes of Law Reform - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional LW489: Disability Law Reform Challenges - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional LW6102: Law Research Skills 1 - Preparation, Presentation & Discussion - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional LW6103: Law Research Skills 2 - Engaging in Scholarship & Debate - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI714.II: Introduction to Practical GIS - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional UCD_BIOL 40310: Perspectives in Earth and Natural Sciences II - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional GS537: Innovation, Enterprise & Entrepreneurship - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EC572: Health Systems & Policy Analysis - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EC374: Advanced Econometrics - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional AC661: Research Seminar II (Accountancy) - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EC558: Advanced Topics in Applied Economics II - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MG612: Innovation & Technology Management - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MG661: Research Seminar II (Management) - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MK661: Research Seminar II (Marketing) - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MS524: Research Methods II - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MS532: Research Methods I - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MS533: Research Methods II - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MS661: Research Seminar II (Management Information Systems) - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Year 5 (90 Credits)

Optional AY650: Accountancy - Credits - Semester 9
Optional EC515.1: Data Management & Survey Techniques - 10 Credits - Semester 9
Optional EC650: Economics - Credits - Semester 9
Optional GG100: Women's Human Rights: Issues, Debates and Practice - 10 Credits - Semester 9
Optional GG103: Feminist Theorising - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional EC506: Econometrics - 10 Credits - Semester 9
Optional GS501: Seminar Programme - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional GS502: Journal Club Programme - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional GS508: Formulating a Research Project Proposal - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional GS509: Participation in Workshops/Courses - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional GS511: Research Placement 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional GS513: Research Placement 2 - 10 Credits - Semester 9
Optional GS514: Research Placement 3 - 15 Credits - Semester 9
Optional GS515: Research Paper Publication - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional GS520: BioInnovate I Core: Needs finding to concept generation - 10 Credits - Semester 9
Optional GS526: Oral/poster communications (year 1 - 3) - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional GS530: Graduate Research Information Skills - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional GS531: Introduction to Creative Difference and Innovation - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional LW484: Law, Regulation & Policy - 10 Credits - Semester 9
Optional LW552: Foundational Theoretical Framework in Disability Law and Policy - 10 Credits - Semester 9
Optional LW561: Mental Health Law and Policy - 10 Credits - Semester 9
Optional LW610: Disability Law and Policy - Credits - Semester 9
Optional LW650: Law - Credits - Semester 9
Optional LW651: Human Rights - Credits - Semester 9
Optional MG582: International & Cross Cultural Management - 10 Credits - Semester 9
Optional MG650: Management - Credits - Semester 9
Optional MK650: Marketing - Credits - Semester 9
Optional MS650: Management Information Systems - 0 Credits - Semester 9
Optional RM050: Research Component - 50 Credits - Semester 9
Optional RM055: Research Component - 55 Credits - Semester 9
Optional RM060: Research Component - 60 Credits - Semester 9
Optional RM065: Research Component - 65 Credits - Semester 9
Optional RM070: Research Component - 70 Credits - Semester 9
Optional RM075: Research Component - 75 Credits - Semester 9
Optional RM080: Research Component - 80 Credits - Semester 9
Optional RM085: Research Component - 85 Credits - Semester 9
Optional RM090: Research Component - 90 Credits - Semester 9
Optional TI714.I: Introduction to Practical GIS - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional GS536: Communication & Outreach - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional LW547: Human Rights Field Work: Law and Practice - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional LW548: Human Rights, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional LW550: Advocacy and Access to Justice - 10 Credits - Semester 9
Optional LW551: Contemporary Challenges in Disability Law and Policy - 10 Credits - Semester 9
Optional LW553: Inclusive Education Law and Policy - 10 Credits - Semester 9
Optional LW558: Legal Capacity Law and Policy - 10 Credits - Semester 9
Optional LW562: Regional Disability Law and Policy - 10 Credits - Semester 9
Optional LW566: Immigration Law: between sovereignty and equality - 10 Credits - Semester 9
Optional LW5107: International Child Rights - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional LW5105: Contemporary Issues in International Migration Law - 10 Credits - Semester 9
Optional LW5106: Economic Social and Cultural Rights - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional GS5105: TechInnovate I: Needs Finding to Concept Generation - 10 Credits - Semester 9
Optional MG5117: Innovation and Entrepreneurship - 10 Credits - Semester 9
Optional MG5116: Innovation Management - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional MG6103: Employment Relations and Law - 10 Credits - Semester 9
Optional LW417: Contemporary Issues in Human Rights II - 10 Credits - Semester 9
Optional LW432: Business & Human Rights 1 - 15 Credits - Semester 9
Optional LW439: Advocacy, Activism and Public Interest Law - 10 Credits - Semester 9
Optional GS507: Statistical Methods for Research - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional LW475: Field Experience Assignment - 15 Credits - Semester 9
Optional LW483: Advanced Legal Research & Method - 10 Credits - Semester 9
Optional LW485: Sentencing & Penal Policy - 10 Credits - Semester 9
Optional LW491: Equality Law: Principles & Thematic Application - 10 Credits - Semester 9
Optional LW493: The Criminal Jury - 10 Credits - Semester 9
Optional LW496: Local Government Law - 10 Credits - Semester 9
Optional LW525: Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional LW530: Procedure Before International Criminal Courts - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional LW546: Contemporary Issues in Human Rights III - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional LW471: International Humanitarian Law - 10 Credits - Semester 9
Optional EC5120: Economics of Health and Health Care - 10 Credits - Semester 9
Optional EC556: Philosophy of Social Science - 10 Credits - Semester 9
Optional LW5111: Business and Human Rights 2 - 10 Credits - Semester 9
Optional LW5114: International Refugee Law - 10 Credits - Semester 9
Optional LW5104: Islam and Human Rights II - 10 Credits - Semester 9
Optional LW5113: The Common European Asylum System - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional LW5112: Human Rights and Global Governance - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional LW5109: European Migration Law - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional LW5110: International Human Rights Law Clinic - 10 Credits - Semester 9
Optional LW455: Minority Rights - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional LW5116: Gender and Human Rights - 10 Credits - Semester 9
Optional LW5117: International Human Rights Law - 10 Credits - Semester 9
Optional LW5118: Public International Law - 10 Credits - Semester 9
Optional LW5119: The Politics of Law - 10 Credits - Semester 9
Optional LW5120: European Convention on Human Rights: Law and Politics - 10 Credits - Semester 9
Optional LW5121: Transnational Lawyering - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional LW5122: International Criminal Law - 10 Credits - Semester 9
Optional LW5123: International Peace Operations - 10 Credits - Semester 9
Optional LW556: Law and Policy on Independent Living - 10 Credits - Semester 9
Optional MS5101: Research Skills for Business Students (online) - 10 Credits - Semester 9
Optional AC660: Research Seminar I (Accountancy) - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional EC557: Advanced Topics in Applied Economics I - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional GS505: Graduate Research Skills - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional MG552: Innovation & Technology Management - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional MG660: Research Seminar I (Management) - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional MK660: Research Seminar I (Marketing) - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional MS660: Research Seminar I (Management Information Systems) - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional GS506: Teaching & Learning - 5 Credits - Semester 10
Optional GS522: BioInnovate II Core: Concept Development and Implementation - 10 Credits - Semester 10
Optional GS537: Innovation, Enterprise & Entrepreneurship - 5 Credits - Semester 10
Optional LW486: Theories of Judicial Activism - 10 Credits - Semester 9
Optional LW488: Processes of Law Reform - 10 Credits - Semester 9
Optional LW489: Disability Law Reform Challenges - 10 Credits - Semester 10
Optional TI714.II: Introduction to Practical GIS - 5 Credits - Semester 10
Optional EC572: Health Systems & Policy Analysis - 10 Credits - Semester 10
Optional EC374: Advanced Econometrics - 10 Credits - Semester 9
Optional AC661: Research Seminar II (Accountancy) - 5 Credits - Semester 10
Optional EC558: Advanced Topics in Applied Economics II - 5 Credits - Semester 10
Optional MG612: Innovation & Technology Management - 5 Credits - Semester 10
Optional MG661: Research Seminar II (Management) - 5 Credits - Semester 10
Optional MK661: Research Seminar II (Marketing) - 5 Credits - Semester 10
Optional MS661: Research Seminar II (Management Information Systems) - 5 Credits - Semester 10

Research Areas

  • Human Rights 
  • Disability Law
  • Housing Law and Policy
  • Family Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminology
  • Refugee and Immigration Law
  • EU Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Jurisprudence

 

Exchange Opportunities

SARFaL: http://www.law.leiden.edu/sarfal/about/about-sarfal.html

 

Funding Opportunities

IRC: http://research.ie/

Hardiman scholarships: http://www.nuigalway.ie/hardiman-scholarships/

Researcher Profiles

Candidates who are unsure who to contact in relation to supervision, or who wish to obtain more information, should review the current relevant staff listing or contact Dr. Shane Darcy or the School of Law Administration. Candidates, proposed topic, and intended supervisor of research must be approved by the School. 

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€5,250 p.a. 2020/21

Fees: Non EU

€14,250 p.a. 2020/21

Extra Information

EU Part time:  Year 1 [2020/21] €3,575. p.a.

Contact Us

Structured PhD GuidelinesStructured PhD Guidelines

Dr. Shane Darcy or School of Law Administrator
School of Law, NUI Galway.
T +353 91 493 947 or +353 91 495 614
shane.darcy@nuigalway.ie or law@nuigalway.ie
www.nuigalway.ie/law

 

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