Taught course

International and Comparative Disability Law and Policy

National University of Ireland Galway · College of Business, Public Policy and Law

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold a Second Class Honours Grade 1 degree in 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.

Months of entry


Course content

The introduction of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has resulted in significant changes in the area of Disability Law and Policy. The LLM in International and Comparative Disability Law and Policy addresses that and graduates from this programme will be the first to emerge skilled in this growing area of law and policy.

The mandatory modules address two issues, firstly, to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the core foundational themes in disability law and policy, secondly, to provide students with the necessary research skills to complete their programme of study. The optional modules address law and policy at internaitonal and regional level as well as some very topical subjects such as Legal Capacity, Independent Living, and Inclusive Education.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

JB Terrins
+353 91 495 888