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Law (Structured PhD)
Structured PhD (Law)
College of Business, Public Policy, & Law,
School of Law
The Structured PhD is a 4-year full 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.
Find out more:
- Module Descriptors LL.M (Module descriptors for the LL.M modules offered as part of the structured PhD programm)
- Structured PhD Guidelines (College of Business, Public Policy and Law)
- Article-Based PhDs Guidelines (College of Business, Public Policy and Law)
- New Law PhD modules
Areas of interest
- Human Rights
- Disability Law
- Housing Law and Policy
- Law of Sea
- Family Law
- Constitutional Law
- Criminal Law
- Refugee and Immigration Law
- EU Law
- Commercial Law
Hardiman scholarships: http://www.nuigalway.ie/hardiman-scholarships/
Fees for this course
EU: €4,275 p.a. 2016/17
Non-EU: €13,250 p.a. 2016/17
Undergrad Law Degrees 2017-18 PDF (4.1 MB)
B Corp Law 2016-17 PDF (2.9 MB)
Bachelor of Laws (LLB) 2016-17 PDF (49.8 MB)
LLM in Public Law PDF (12.3 MB)
LLM in Disability Law and Policy PDF (0.5 MB)
Masters Degrees in Human Rights PDF (2.1 MB)
Quick Guide to Courses PDF (780 KB)
CAO Brochure PDF (1.3 MB)
Undergraduate Prospectus 2016 PDF (12.3 MB)
Postgraduate Taught Prospectus 2016 PDF (14 MB)
Postgraduate Research Prospectus 2016 PDF (6.4 MB)
A Level Quick Guide PDF (708 KB)
International Prospectus 2016 PDF (3.6 MB)