¿Qué aprenderé?

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 specialised 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 specialised 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.

Course Outline

The one-year programme is divided into three four-month terms. The first term commences in September and runs through to December, the second term begins in January and ends in April, while the third term begins in May and terminates with the submission of a dissertation in mid-July. During the first two terms candidates are required to attend a full course load as prescribed in the Guidelines, while the third term is devoted entirely to the research required for the preparation of the final dissertation.

The two-year programme comprises part-time study, combining two semesters of course work the first year with a third semester the second year, devoted entirely to the research required for preparation of a final dissertation.

Students will undertake two core modules: one in International Migration Law and one in International Refugee Law. These modules are taught by academics who are active researchers in the area of migration and/or refugee law and whose work has significant policy and practical impact at the national, regional and international levels. Guest speakers who work in the field will also contribute to some seminars.

Students will also undertake a number of optional modules and can choose from a wide suite of options, including a module on the Common European Asylum System and on human trafficking, as well as various human rights, international criminal law and international humanitarian law modules.

The degree of Master of Law in International Migration and Refugee Law is awarded by the School of Law at the National University of Ireland Galway.

Career Opportunities

  • 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;
  • Develop specialised 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.

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

College of Business, Public Policy and Law

Opciones de estudio

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Costos de estudio
€17.000,00 (US$ 19.396) por año
EU Fees: €7,600 p.a. (Tuition: €7,376, Student levy: €224)

*El precio que se muestra es una referencia, por favor verificar con la institución

Fecha de inicio

5 Septiembre 2022


National University of Ireland, Galway

University Road,


Republic of Ireland

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

Applicants should normally hold a primary degree qualification from a university or other internationally recognised academic institution or authority, corresponding to Level 8 of the Irish National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ). A minimum standard of a Second Class Grade 1 Honours or equivalent: GPA of 3.3. This qualification must generally include the study of Economics up to an intermediate undergraduate level.

Para estudiantes internacionales

The Irish Centre for Human Rights welcomes students with undergraduate Level 8 degrees in disciplines such as law, political science, international relations, international development or social sciences. In cases where applicants come from a non-law background, the Irish Centre for Human Rights will consider academic background, relevant work experience, references and a personal statement. Applicants must normally have attained at primary degree level a result of Second Class Honours Grade 1, or equivalent. However, those falling short of this standard may be considered where they can demonstrate other appropriate academic accomplishments as well as relevant work experience.

English Language Requirements

IELTS: 6.5 overall; Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE): 176 overall; Cambridge C2 Advanced (CPE): 180 overall; TOEFL: 88; Pearson PTE: 61; Duolingo English Test: 110.

Puede haber diferentes requisitos de IELTS en función del curso elegido.


Acerca de National University of Ireland

Está en una de las ciudades universitarias más chicas del mundo, NUI Galway tiene una reputación por excelentes programas de investigación y estudio.

  • Cuatro excelentes facultades con amplia variedad de cursos
  • Excelente reputación por la docencia y la investigación
  • Excepcional y alta tasa de empleo para graduados
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