The EU is an increasingly important policy and legal actor. EU action cuts across virtually every policy field including security, economic policy, migration, human rights and the environment. The EU is a major source of regulation and requires ongoing engagement from multi-national and national corporations, NGOs and public authorities. Numerous and complex challenges facing governments and businesses require knowledge of European institutions and legal frameworks and awareness of public policy analysis, design and evaluation.
Moreover, the European Union is going through a period of transition. The Eurocrisis, the migration crisis, problems with the rule of law and finally Brexit have forced a reflection on the future of Europe, its role and its institutional design. Brexit in particular will require a rethink of Ireland’s engagement with Europe and will generate numerous legal and policy challenges for public and private bodies alike. In response to this DCU has established the Brexit Institute, Europe's first and Ireland's only centre designed to analyse the legal, political and economic impact of Brexit from both a research and a policy perspective.
The Masters in European Law and Policy at Dublin City University aims to equip graduates with the knowledge and skills to navigate and addresses these challenges. A broad curriculum will familiarise students with the legislative and institutional structure of the European Union and the operation of EU law while equipping students with core skills of public policy design and analysis.
Optional modules and a dissertation will enable students to specialise in key policy areas such as migration, the environment or EU foreign policy. A special effort is made to integrate legal and public policy skills and to consider law in light of policy requirements and the role of law in shaping and implementing policy.
The Masters in European Law and Policy is designed to equip participants with a range of legal and policy related social science skills with specific reference to the European dimension of law and policy. Participants will graduate with a comprehensive knowledge of EU law and processes and public policy design, implementation and evaluation. Graduates will be equipped to engage in legal and policy advice and analysis across a wide range of fields impacted by European law and policy.
Legal policy advisor
National or European public servant
Lawyer and legal advisor
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EU Institutional Law
Public Policy Analysis
Research and Methods in Law and Public Policy
EU Environmental Law and Policy
European & International Human Rights Law
European Employment Law
EU Migration and Asylum Law
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesEuropean Law International Relations Public Policy View 42 other Masters in International Relations in Ireland
- A degree at the level of an Irish or UK Honours undergraduate degree (H2.1 or above) or equivalent.
- Applicants with the equivalent of a H2.2 in a related discipline with relevant work experience may also be considered.
- If the applicant has not yet completed their degree than a conditional offer may be made on the basis of most recent grades and pending the achievement of a H2.1 degree.
- Applicants with appropriate combinations of professional qualifications and experience may also be considered. This includes discipline-specific knowledge and know-how; transferable skills; basic research competency; personal effectiveness.
International15000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15000 EUR per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA6750 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6750 EUR per year during 12 months.
- EU/EEA: 3,600€
- International: 7,400€
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