Law PhD Scholarship Opportunity at DCU


DCUgenerous 4-year scholarship is available for an outstanding PhD candidate in the field of Law, within the School of Law and Government at Dublin City University. The scholarship will include fee waiver and a tax-free stipend of €12,000 per annum for a full-time PhD student. The School also supports its PhD students with funding for conference and research travel.

Members of staff have specific research areas, listed below, in which they would like to prioritise PhD research. Potential applicants should make informal contact with the member of staff whose research area covers their proposed doctoral work before formally applying for consideration.

Member of Staff Research Areas
Dr Brenda Daly right and access to healthcare; healthcare law; mediation
Dr Yvonne Daly criminal evidence; criminal justice
Dr James Gallen public international law; human rights; jurisprudence
Dr Tom Hickey constitutional law and political theory
Dr Adam McAuley medical law and ethics; research on disciplinary mechanisms for health care professionals; family law; child law; judicial politics
Dr Cliodhna Murphy immigration and asylum law; human rights
Dr Roderic O’Gorman EU constitutional law; EU citizenship; Fundamental rights under EU Law
Dr Olivia Smith work-care reconciliation; caring and the law; equality and discrimination law


Following informal consultation with the relevant staff member, applicants should send a full CV and research proposal to Alexander Baturo by Friday 2nd May.

DCU offers a number of Graduate Training Courses which the successful applicant may attend. The successful applicant will be expected to provide some teaching within the School of Law and Government and to contribute fully to the life of the School. The successful applicant will benefit from career mentoring and professional advice from the academic legal experts within the School. For more on Law at DCU see the website of the Socio-Legal Research Centre.


Law PhD Scholarship Opportunity at DCU