McGill University - Faculty of Law

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Air and Space Law (D.C.L.)

McGill University - Faculty of Law

Faculty:Faculty of Law
Field of Study:Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General (Graduate Level)
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $4,991
National: $4,991


The Doctor of Civil Law in Air and Space Law is a research degree ideal for scholars intent on deepening and broadening their critical understanding of the law, as well as their original engagement with it. The program offers a curriculum exploring legal issues that arise from international civil aviation and new technologies in space. It also provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the legal processes regulating worldwide aerospace activities.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Only applicants demonstrating excellent academic ability will be considered for admission to the doctor of civil law (D.C.L.) program. Candidates must hold both a Bachelor of Laws degree and a Master of Laws degree. Normally a with-thesis Master of Laws is required. Applicants not holding such a degree are generally not admitted directly to the D.C.L. program, but are required first to complete the LL.M. degree (thesis option) with distinction. Admission decisions to the doctoral programs are always dependent on the availability of a suitable supervisor. Candidates enrolled in the McGill Master's program may apply to the D.C.L. program before completing their Master's degree. If the application is successful, the Graduate Admissions Committee may waive in exceptional circumstance the requirement of finishing an LL.M. program before becoming a doctoral candidate.
    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 213] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86]
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on September 20, 2022