Law - International Law
On the Postgraduate Certificate in International Law you will study the policy and context for international law and the operation of international law in practice. The course will be of interest to students and practitioners from a range of different fields including: law, social policy, political science, public administration development, history, international relations, social sciences.
Why Choose This Course
This specialised Postgraduate Certificate builds upon the School's considerable research and teaching expertise in the field of international law. You can advance your studies in International Law by building on the Certificate to complete a Postgraduate Diploma in Law (International Human Rights Law and Public Policy) or an LLM in International Human Rights Law and Public Policy (provided you get an honours mark in your Certificate).
Candidates must be approved by the School of Law and must normally: (a) hold a Law Degree with at least a 2H1 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 to undertake the Postgraduate Certificate in International Law.
The number of places available in any given year is dependent on resources and all qualified candidates may not be admitted.
If you are applying with Qualifications obtained outside Ireland and you wish to verify if you meet the minimum academic and English language requirements for this programme please click here to view the grades comparison table by country and for details of recognised English language tests.
English Language Requirements
Applicants that are non-native speakers of the English language must meet the university approved English language requirements available online.
For applicants with qualifications completed outside of Ireland
Applicants must meet the required entry academic grade, equivalent to Irish requirements, please find our grades comparison by country online.
For full details of the non-EU application procedure please visit our how to apply pages for international students. In UCC, we use the term programme and course interchangeably to describe what a person has registered to study in UCC and its constituent colleges, schools, and departments.
Not all courses are open to international/non-EU applicants, please check the fact file above.
For more information please contact the International Office.
You will be examined by continuous assessment throughout the year. Individual module assessments can be viewed in the Book of Modules
Students choose modules to the value of 30 credits from the following:
LW6009 Climate Change and Energy Law (10 credits)
LW6550 International Criminal Law (10 credits)
LW6572 Contemporary Issues in International Law (10 credits)
LW6584 International Refugee Law (10 credits)
LW6585 Migration Law and Human Rights (5 credits)
LW6606 International Human Rights Law (10 credits)
LW6622 Sale Insurance and Carriage of Goods at Sea (5 credits)
LW6623 Global Maritime Security (5 credits)
LW6627 International Environmental Law (5 credits)
1 year part-time.
The part-time option will be taught during weekday working hours over 1 year.
Classes are in seminar format. This participative and interactive format of teaching is suitable for postgraduate level. You will receive advance reading lists and/or materials for each seminar. Seminars take place in two-hour blocks between 9am and 6pm, Monday to Friday. 10 credit modules run for 12 weeks and 5 credit modules run for 6 weeks.
Start Date 7 September 2020
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Skills and Careers Information
Graduates of this course are equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to pursue careers with international organisations, in legal practice, in policy bodies and in aid and development.