Law & Technology

On the Postgraduate Certificate in Law and Technology, you will study current and emerging legal issues arising from the inter-relationship between law and technology from regulatory and commercial perspectives.

You will discuss novel and dynamic issues concerning social networks, music and video copyright, regulation of electronic contracts and data protection.

Why Choose This Course
This specialised Postgraduate Certificate builds upon the School's considerable research and teaching expertise in the field of law and technology. You can advance your studies in Law and Technology by building on the Certificate to complete a Diploma in Law (Intellectual Property and E-Law or an LLM in Intellectual Property and E-Law (provided you get an honours mark in your Certificate).

Entry requirements

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 Law and Technology.

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.

International/non-EU applicants
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.

Assessment Info

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

Subjects taught

Students take core modules to the value of 30 credits as follows:
LW6541 Electronic Commerce Law (10 credits)
LW6574 Intellectual Property and Internet Regulation (10 credits)
LW6560 Cybercrime (10 credits)

Modules
Further details on the modules listed above can be found in our book of modules. Any modules listed above are indicative of the current set of modules for this course but are subject to change from year to year.

Duration

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.

Enrolment dates

Start Date 7 September 2020

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Skills and Careers Information

As well as allowing legal professionals to specialise in this area of legal practice, graduates of the Certificate are equipped with skills appropriate to commercial and compliance roles in technology businesses or to regulatory roles, including in the public sector.

More details
  • Qualification letters

    PG Cert

  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Attendance type

    Daytime

  • Apply to

    PAC