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International and Comparative Disability Law and Policy, LL.M.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #259 (QS) ,
The LL.M in International and Comparative Disability Law and Policy at National University of Ireland, Galway is unique in the world as an innovative and internationally focused LLM dealing with the process of law reform in the field of disability. 

About

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.

Career Opportunities

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.

 

Programme Structure

Courses 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 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15550 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15550 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7000 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Galway

  • 800 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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