Law - Disability Law & Policy - Research

The Centre for Disability Law & Policy specialises in international & comparative disability law and public policy. It has a particular interest in the activities of the United Nations & disability, the European Union & disability, the Council of Europe & disability. It also has a special interest in certain themes including development aid & disability, accessibility, independent living & de-institutionalisation, non-discrimination law & disability, Irish disability law reform.

Entry requirements

To be eligible to enrol for the PhD, a candidate must have obtained a high honours standard at primary degree level, normally Second Class Honours, Grade 1 or equivalent international qualification.

PhD applicants who hold a Masters Degree must have obtained a high honours standard at Masters Level (H2.1 [or equivalent international qualification]) in order to enrol for the PhD.


Course Code: PhD (full-time), 1PL1; PhD (part-time), 1PL2

PhD (Disability Law & Policy ), full-time
PhD (Disability Law & Policy ), part-time


Research Areas

UN disability law, EU anti-discrimination law, Council of Europe disability law & policy, US disability law. United Nations Convention on the right of Persons with disabilities (ratification, monitoring, implementation). Legal capacity law reform.

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    Degree - Doctoral (Level 10 NFQ)

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