Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Law aims to provide an integrated programme in the practice and theory of law, supported by lectures, coursework and research projects. The academic foundation in law gained by a successful student should be sufficient to permit him or her to proceed onto the further professional training necessary to become a solicitor. A graduate will acquire a critical understanding of and approach to the diversity of legal issues in contemporary Irish society - skills useful to a career in law and transferable to employment in a wide variety of contexts including business, the public service and the voluntary sector.
This is a modular programme designed to offer the maximum range of choice to students with an interest in law.
These optional modules can be taken in addition to or in lieu of the core modules. For students with an interest in a specialised area of law (e.g., Immigration, Family) but who do not necessarily wish to pursue the practice of law as a career, they may find they are attending some evening and some daytime classes.
Students may pursue the required modules on a full-time basis over one year, or a part-time basis over two years.
Please note that students enrolled on the part-time course will be required to attend lectures during the day time. While this is a part time course, it is not a night course.
Full time students are anticipated to devote approximately 40 hours per week to class and self study.
Subject to the availability of resources, small-group, problem-solving tutorials may supplement lectures in the 'core' areas of law.