Postgraduate
LLM International Migration and Refugee Law and Policy

NUI Galway

Course Overview


The LL.M in International Migration and Refugee Law is the only course of its kind on offer in an Irish university.

This unique programme enables students to develop their knowledge of international and regional law, policy and practice as it relates to the phenomena of international migration, human trafficking and refugee law. Students can combine the study of international migration with specialized modules in international humanitarian law and peace operations, business and human rights, gender and law, child rights, international criminal law, advocacy, activism and strategic litigation, transnational lawyering, post-conflict justice, Islam and human rights. This programme will be of interest to those who wish to develop specialized legal practice skills in the expanding field of migration and asylum law and human rights. For those already working in the area of international migration/refugee law, you will develop a more solid conceptual and knowledge base to enhance that role.

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Galway

What is the length of the course?

12 Months (1 Year) Full-time


When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?

September

Placement options


Application Closing Date

Open for an application

Number of Places

10

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 16,500

Living Costs per year

€ 10,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits


  • Work with domestic, regional or international non-governmental or inter-governmental organisations specialising in migration or refugee protection, human trafficking or human rights law or policy.
  • For those already working in the area of international migration/ refugee law, develop a more solid conceptual and knowledge base to develop that role.
  • Develop specialised legal practice skills in the expanding field of migration and asylum law and human rights.
  • For those interested in pursuing PhD research, identify a suitable research question, method and theoretical framework for that research.

Entry requirements

How to Apply

Once you are ready to start your application, please click on APPLY NOW

As part of your application, you will be required to submit:

  • Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
  • Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A copy of your passport
  • Personal Statement
  • CV/Resume
  • Extra requests for certain courses

Minimum entry requirements

• Applicants must normally have attained at primary degree level an overall final grade of Second Class Honors Grade 1 (2.1) or equivalent. Those falling short of this standard may be considered where they can demonstrate other appropriate academic accomplishments as well as relevant work experience.
• Candidates who have completed a military command and staff course, or equivalent, at an institute recognized by NUI Galway and who have relevant professional experience may also be considered.
• Candidates who have significant experience in the field of peace operations and/or international human rights, for example, with international organisations or international non-governmental organisations, are encouraged to apply under this rubric.
• International students should refer to the country specific information section of the International Office website.

English Requirements

Arts/Business/Law (No less than 5.5 in any Component)
IELTS: 6.5 Overall
TOEFL: 88
Pearson (PTE): 61
Duolingo English Test (DET)**: 110
• Temporary measure for 2020 only in response to COVID-19

Special Entry Requirements

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Career Prospects


• Work with domestic, regional or international non-governmental or inter-governmental organisations specializing in migration or refugee protection, human trafficking or human rights law or policy;
• Develop specialized legal practice skills in the expanding field of migration and asylum law and human rights;
• For those already working in the area of international migration/ refugee law, develop a more solid conceptual and knowledge base to develop that role;
• For those interested in pursuing PhD research, identify a suitable research question, method and theoretical framework for that research.

Notes


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