Taught course

International Human Rights Law

National University of Ireland Galway · School of Law

Entry requirements

It is preferred that applicants hold a degree in Law. However, the Centre also welcomes students with undergraduate degrees in disciplines other than law. In cases where applicants come from a non law background, the Centre will consider academic background, relevant work experience, references and personal statement. Applicants must normally have attained at primary degree level a result of Second Class Honours Grade 1 or equivalent. However those falling short of this standard may be considered where they can demonstrate other appropriate academic accomplishments as well as relevant work experience.

Months of entry


Course content

This course aims to prepare graduates for work in the field of
international human rights, with international organisations, nongovernmental
organisations, and as individual advocates. It also
serves as a foundation for those who wish to pursue PhD study in
the field. While the emphasis of the course is legal it accepts suitably
qualified candidates from other backgrounds in the firm belief that
human rights itself is multidisciplinary. The LLM programme aims
to build specific and general skills with respect to the modern regime
of human rights protection, and knowledge of the philosophies and
theories that underpin it. The course provides students with the
requisites enabling them to contribute to the advancement of human
rights globally, both in their individual capacities and in association
with institutions that have such a focus.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Dr Kathleen Cavanaugh
+353 (0)91 49 37 99