Law - Structured

Course Overview

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:
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:

LL.B modules (to a maximum of 15 ECT), a list of which is available at:

Article-Based-PhDs-Guidelines (College of Business, Public Policy and Law) for further information.

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.

Application dates

Course Code: PHDS-BPPL

Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System.


Structured PhD (full-time, four years; part-time, six years)


Research Areas

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

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Doctoral (Level 10 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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