Law - Structured
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.
Structured PhD modules:
Research students undertaking a Structured PhD in Law must take 30 ECT in structured modules (see Structured PhD Guidelines for details). Structured modules can be chosen from the following:
Graduate Studies modules, a list of which is available at: http://www.nuigalway.ie/graduate-studies/currentstudents/gsmodules/
Law PhD modules:
Law Research Skills 1
Law Research Skills 2
Legal Opinion or Advice
Taught LL.M modules, a list of which is available at: http://www.nuigalway.ie/business-public-policy-law/school-of-law/courses/postgraduatetaughtcourses/llm-general.html#course_outline
LL.B modules (to a maximum of 15 ECT), a list of which is available at: http://www.nuigalway.ie/course-information/programme/BL2
Article-Based-PhDs-Guidelines (College of Business, Public Policy and Law) for further information.
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.
Structured PhD (full-time, four years)
Housing Law and Policy
Refugee and Immigration Law