PhD Programme

The Irish Centre for Human Rights is at the forefront of doctoral research on international human rights law in Europe. The doctoral programme is unique not only because of the exceptional standard of research and level of publication but also because of the environment in which doctoral students work. A thriving research community exists at the Centre with in excess of 40 doctoral candidates enrolled on the programme each year. Students from a range of academic backgrounds are engaged in research on a broad spectrum of issues related to international human rights law, international criminal law, international humanitarian law and international relations.

PhD Scholarships

The University of Galway offers a number of scholarships for PhD students.

The School of Law at the University of Galway offers a number of doctoral fellowships each year. Details of this funding can be found on the School of Law's Scholarship page.

The Hardiman Research Scholarship is a prestigious scholarship scheme at the University of Galway, offering four years of PhD funding (fees and maintenance) 

The Irish Research Council also offers PhD funding, covering four years of PhD funding (fees and maintenance)