Law - Advanced Family Law

University College Cork

Law - Advanced Family Law

You will work with scholars who have a track record of outstanding scholarship on legal issues relating to families.

Subjects taught

Students take modules to the value of 30 credits from the following:

LW6507 Comparative Family Property Law (5 credits)

LW6568 The Family and the Law (10 credits)

LW6603 Legal Regulation of Cohabitation and Emerging Family Forms (5 credits)

LW6614 Family Law Clinic (5 credits)

LW6592 Mental Capacity Law (5 credits)

Entry requirements

Candidates must be approved by the School of Law and must normally: (a) hold a Second Class Honours Grade I in a primary honours Law degree (NFQ, Level 8) or (b) have such other relevant third-level educational qualifications and/or professional experience as, in the opinion of the School of Law, qualifies the candidate under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) to undertake the Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Family Law.

The number of places available in any given year is dependent on resources and all qualified candidates may not be admitted.

The School of Law uses a system of offer rounds to facilitate decision-making and early notification to applicants. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Candidates who do not have their final degree marks available may be made a conditional (provisional) offer.

Application dates

Closing Date

Rolling deadline. Open until all places have been filled. Early application is advised.

Assessment Info

You will be examined by continuous assessment throughout the year. Individual module assessments can be viewed in the Book of Modules.


1 year part-time.

Enrolment dates

Start Date: 9 September 2024

Post Course Info

Skills and Careers Information

As well as allowing legal professionals to specialise in this area of legal practice, graduates of the Certificate are well equipped to work across the family law sector – with government departments and agencies, with non-governmental organisations (both nationally and internationally), or other bodies who work with families.

More details
  • Qualification letters

    PG Cert

  • Qualifications

    Minor Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Daytime

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