The International and Comparative Disability Law and Policy programme at National University of Ireland, Galway delivers a solid grounding for future practitioners, policy-makers and academics in the field of disability reform.
The introduction of the United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has resulted in significant changes in the area of disability law and policy. Our graduates will be among the first to be skilled in this growing area of law and policy.
This programme will be of interest to students who have completed a primary law degree, legal practitioners, public servants, disability and human rights advocates and people working in disability services.
Graduates have found employment in a variety of areas, including work in the UN, senior legal appointments, as lecturers, solicitors, and barristers, in national, regional and international advocacy organisations, in national human rights institutions, as government advisors and with non-governmental organisations.
Many of our graduates are leading change and reform in disability law and policy throughout the world. Graduates of the programme have also secured funding to pursue Ph.D. research and are now working in universities around the world.
More informationVisit official programme website
Programme StructureCourses include
- Mental Health Law and Policy
- Law, Regulation & Policy
- Lifecourse Issues on Disability Law and Policy
- Foundational Theoretical Framework in Disability Law and Policy
- Contemporary Challenges in Disability Law and Policy
- Advocacy and Access to Justice
- Immigration Law: between sovereignty and equality
- Local Government Law
- The Criminal Jury
- Equality Law: Principles & Thematic Application
- Disability Law Reform Challenges
- Processes of Law Reform
- Theories of Judical Activism
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesInternational Law View 14 other Masters in International Law in Ireland
Applicants must hold a Second Class Honours, Grade 1 degree (Level 8) either in law or in an interdisciplinary area which includes a significant component of law. In exceptional circumstances, applicants holding a degree in another discipline or a degree of less than a Second Class Honours Grade 1 standard may be considered where they have relevant professional experience in law or disability rights.
International15550 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 15550 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA7000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 7000 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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