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Human Rights - Research

Course overview
The Irish Centre for Human Rights is at the forefront of doctoral research on international human rights law in Europe. The doctoral programme is unique not only because of the exceptional standard of research and level of publication but also because of the environment in which doctoral students work. A thriving research community exists at the Centre with in excess of 40 doctoral candidates enrolled on the programme each year. Students from a range of academic backgrounds are engaged in research on a broad spectrum of issues related to international human rights law, international criminal law, international humanitarian law and international relations.

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.

Duration

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

PhD (Human Rights), full-time
PhD (Human Rights), part-time

Further enquiries

Dr. Kathleen Cavanaugh
Director of the PhD Programme
T +353 91 493 799
E kathleen.cavanaugh@nuigalway.ie

Application date

Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System

Research areas

Research Areas

Staff supervise PhD research in many areas of Public International Law and in the field of Socio-Legal studies, on varies themes including: Conflict and Post-Conflict; International Humanitarian Law; Islamic Law; International Criminal Law; Counter-terrorism; Transitional Justice; Economic, Social and Cultural Rights; International Peace Support; International Criminal Justice; and Transitional Justice.

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