Course Overview

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.

Programmes Available

PhD (Disability Law & Policy ), full-time
PhD (Disability Law & Policy ), part-time

Applications are made online via the University of Galway Postgraduate Applications System


Learning Outcomes

Entry 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.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Current research projects

See the Centre's website

Current funded research opportunity

Work Placement

Related Student Organisations

Career Opportunities

Find a Supervisor / PhD Project

If you are still looking for a potential supervisor or PhD project or would like to identify the key research interests of our academic staff and researchers, you can use our online portal to help in that search

Research Areas

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.

Researcher Profiles

See staff list here.

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€5,750 p.a. (€5,890 including levy) 2024/25

Fees: Non EU

€14,500 p.a. (€14,640 including levy) 2024/25

Extra Information

EU Part time: Year 1 €4,250 p.a. (€4,390 including levy) 2024/25

All students, irrespective of funding, must pay the student levy of €140.

Contact Us

Prof Eilionóir Flynn
Centre for Disability Law & Policy,
School of Law.
T +353 91 493 010