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Peace Operations Humanitarian Law & Conflict - LLM

Your course
This programme is offered at the Irish Centre for Human Rights within the School of Law. This centre is one of the world's premier university-based institutions for the study and promotion of human rights and humanitarian law. The programme aims to prepare graduates for work in the field of international peace support operations, with international organisations, with nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) and as individual advocates.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements
Applicants must normally have attained at primary degree level a result of Second Class Honours Grade 1 or equivalent. However, those falling short of this standard may be considered where they can demonstrate other appropriate academic accomplishments as well as relevant work experience. Also, candidates who have completed a military command and staff course or its equivalent at an institute recognised by NUI Galway and who have relevant professional experience that, in the opinion of the School of Law, qualifies them to read for the LLM may also be considered. Candidates who have significant experience in the field of peace operations and/or international human rights, for example, with international organisations or international non-governmental organisations, are encouraged to apply under this rubric.

Duration

1 year full-time, 2 years part-time.

Careers or further progression

Career opportunities
Graduates have gone on to work with the UN, OSCE, NATO and the EU. Others are working with NGOs in conflict and post-conflict environments, including the DRC, Haiti, Liberia, Sudan and Kosovo. Military and police personnel from Ireland and elsewhere have completed the degree with a view to enhancing their career prospects.

Further enquiries

Professor Ray Murphy
T: +353 91 493 081
E: ray.murphy@nuigalway.ie

Subjects taught

Obligatory subjects are: International Peace Support Operations, International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights.

However, students are also free to choose from a large number of optional courses (details of these are on the course website). Completing a research thesis/ dissertation of 20,000 words is also a requirement.

Comment

3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE
1. Extra credit opportunities: the programme provides 15 credits in exchange for submission of a written assignment of appropriate length reviewing previous international field experience.

2. The programme may also recognise and credit a peace operations course of appropriate duration delivered at another centre/institute recognised by NUI Galway.

3. Excellent and diverse career opportunities are available to graduates of this course.

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