PhD

Disability Law & Policy

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 4.67 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 14.5 k / Year(s) Deadline: Jun 1, 2025
StudyQA ranking:1576 Duration:4 years

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The Centre for Disability Law & Policy specialises in international & comparative disability law and public policy.  It has a particular interest in the activities of the United Nations & disability, the European Union & disability, the Council of Europe & disability.  It also has a special interest in certain themes including development aid & disability, eAccessibility, independent living & de-instutionalisation, non-discrimination law & disability, Irish disability law reform.

Areas of interest

  • UN disability law
  • EU anti-discrimination law
  • Council of Europe disability law & policy
  • US disability law
  • United Nations Convention on the right of Persons with disabilities (ratification, monitoring, implementation)
  • Legal capacity law reform

Requirements

  • To be eligible to enrol for the PhD, a candidate must have obtained a high honours standard at primary degree level, normally Second Class Honours, Grade 1 or equivalent international qualification
  • PhD applicants who hold a Masters Degree must have obtained a high honours standard at Masters Level (H2.1 [or equivalent international qualification]) in order to enrol for the PhD
  • You'll need to submit a research proposal along with your application.  This application will take two steps:
  • A potential supervisor must review and approve
  • Submit your applicaton through the online PAC system.
  • All applicants, whose first language is not English, must present one of the following qualifications in the English language. IELTS 6.5. TOEFL 92. 
  • A personal statement
  • Transcripts
  • CV
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