Research Degrees in Law | School of Law and Government

Research Degrees in Law

LLM by Research

We invite applications from persons interested in undertaking an LLM by Research. This would involve an independent research project, under the supervision of a staff member. The LLM student would be required to submit a thesis on their chosen topic of approximately 40,000 words. The LLM by Research would usually be taken on a full-time basis over a period of 2 years (up to a maximum of 3 years) or on a part-time basis (up to a maximum of 4 years)

Following this initial, informal contact, you will need to apply formally. For further details on this visit Registry's Postgraduate Research Pages.

PhD

We invite applications from persons interested in undertaking a PhD. This would involve an independent research project, under the supervision of a staff member. A PhD thesis would normally be 85,000 words in length and would be undertaken on a full-time basis over a period of 3-4 years (up to a maximum of 5 years) or on a part-time basis (up to a maximum of 6 years).

Following this initial, informal contact, you will need to apply formally. For further details on this visit Registry's Postgraduate Research Pages.

For more general information on Postgraduate Study at DCU you should also visit DCU's Graduate Studies website.

Staff members of the Socio-Legal Research Centre also provide international law modules on the taught MA programmes in the School of Law and Government.