Law - International Justice & Law

It critiques the applicable legal regimes, and illustrates how these systems operate in practice.

Teaching is delivered by means of small class lectures, in-class simulations, workshops, and master classes. In addition to the modules, The School works with leading academics and practitioners who provide seminars in various fields of law throughout the academic year.

We partner with leading international law firms such as Matheson and A&L Goodbody on several initiatives. We also offer students the opportunity to apply for our Postgraduate Placement module, which gives successful applicants the chance to work part-time for one semester at one of our partner organisations. We have partnerships with a broad range of organisations across the public and private sector, including the Irish Council for Civil Liberties, the Irish Penal Reform Trust, Forsa, PrivacyEngine, and Alcohol Action Ireland.

Subjects taught

The International Justice programme allows students to choose from a range of postgraduate law modules with a focus on human rights and justice.

Students must complete 60 credits in total from the optional modules. There are no compulsory modules on this programme.

Not all modules offered will run every year, offerings are dependent upon demand and other potential constraints. Please note that some modules will have prerequisites attached to them.

Course duration: 1 year full time.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement for this programme is a 2:2 overall classification in a Level 8 undergraduate degree. This degree must be in law or a cognate discipline in the humanities, or social/political sciences (including but not limited to business, finance, economics, international relations, sociology, etc).

Applicants from certain non-EU countries are required to meet different minimum entrance criteria, which can be found here.

The international office will be able to advise international applications on the compatibility of their degree with these criteria –

Applicants who are required to demonstrate English language proficiency can find the minimum required scores in a variety of accepted tests here.

Meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee an offer of entry onto this programme. Decision on admission to the programme are at the discretion of the Admission Committee.

Applications by applicants with other types of diplomas or who do not reach this minimum level of qualifications will be determined by the Admissions Committee in line with the University's policy on recognition of prior experiential learning, which can be accessed here.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Application dates

Closing Date : 30 June 2024


1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Enrolment dates

Commences September

Post Course Info

Students who undertake the PG Dip in International Justice will have valuable critical analytical and research skills, as well as a deeper knowledge of current human rights and global justice issues. These will be beneficial for a wide variety of careers in legal practice, governance, or advocacy. Students who undertook this programme have gone on to work for a range of different organisations, including government departments, advocacy organisations, leading law firms and national regulatory bodies. The School has strong links with several private and public sector organisations, including several leading Irish law firms. Through these relationships we offer students valuable opportunities for professional development and networking, both as part of the degree and outside of it.

More details
  • Qualification letters

    PG Dip

  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time

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