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Law (PhD, LLM, full-time and part-time)
College of Business, Public Policy, & Law,
School of Law
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 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 review the current relevant staff listing or contact Dr. Ciara Smyth or the School of Law Administration.
Candidates, proposed topic, and intended supervisor of research must be approved by the School. The PhD by research may be pursued under the on a full time basis and the LL.M by research may be pursued on a full-time or part-time basis.
PhD (Law), part-time
LLM (Research), full-time
LLM (Research), part-time
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.
To be eligible to enrol for 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
Dr. Ciara Smyth or School of Law Administration
School of Law,
T + 353 91 492937 or +353 91 495614
E firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
PhD (full-time), GYK00
PhD (part-time), GYK01
LLM (full-time), GYK02
LLM (part-time), GYK03
Research news from the School of Law
Fees for this course
EU: €4,275 p.a. 2016/17
Non-EU: €13,250 p.a. 2016/17
Ph.D. EU Full time programme: €4,275 p.a. Ph.D. EU Part time programme: €2,250 p.a.
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