Taught course

Public Law

National University of Ireland Galway · School of Law

Entry requirements

Applicants must have a degree in Law (Honours 2.1 or higher) or an interdisciplinary degree which includes a substantial law component (Honours 2:1 or equivalent). In exceptional circumstances applicants who hold a degree other than a law degree and who have relevant education and/or professional experience in law may be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

The programme aims to provide a solid grounding in the theory, substance and application of Public Law for future practitioners, academics and policy-makers. The programme is designed around two main themes: 'the dynamics of law and social change' and 'contemporary challenges in public law' and gives students a keen understanding of the most fertile areas and pressing issues for public interest litigation, in both the state and private sectors.

Led by a dynamic team of experts at NUI Galway, with national, European and international teaching and research profiles, students will acquire expertise in their chosen subjects along with an ability to appraise critically the problems which arise for law and policymakers in this extremely important area. They will also be given the training and practice necessary to perfect their research and writing skills which are so important for high achievement and
effectiveness in furthering the public interest.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Marie McGonagle
+353 (0)91 49 21 79