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Law - International Commercial Law


Internationally recognised postgraduate diploma allowing specialisation in the area of International Commercial Law.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in International Commercial Law is available on both a full and part-time basis over a 1 or 2 year period. Lectures are held in the evening time to allow those who are working or have other day time commitments during the day to pursue the programme.

Please note: The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in International Commercial Law is a cognitive masters. In order to be eligible for the course you will need to possess the following:

2.2 degree in Law or a related discipline (that has a 50% legal component to the degree) or foreign equivalent

Relative work experience may also be taken into consideration.

Why Study at International Commercial Law at Griffith?

The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in International Commercial Law offers students advanced, specialised legal training, qualifying you to work in a multinational legal environment.

Graduates of this programme will receive an internationally recognised Postgraduate Diploma.

Students will gain a firm understanding of the key principles of International Commercial Law, for example, International Intellectual Property Law, International Financial Services Law and Corporate Governance.

Students will acquire highly transferable skills attractive to a wide range of businesses outside law including in both major corporations and international institutions.

A strong international focus gives students a key advantage when building a career in today's globalised legal landscape.

All of our lecturers are experienced academics who are specialists in their field.

Course Highlights

Unique international Commercial Law focus

Experienced lecturers - experts in their field

Small class sizes - more individual attention to help you reach your personal potential

Evening time lectures - it is possible to obtain an LL.M. with work or other day time commitments

Course Details

The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in International Commercial Law is one year in duration. The student will complete six subjects. In the first semester, the student will complete three mandatory subjects and in the second semester, they will choose three commercial electives. (Electives run subject to demand and at the discretion of the faculty.)

Assessment in the taught modules in semesters 1 and 2 is by way of assignments and examinations. Upon meeting with the faculty a two-year option may be arranged where necessary.

Entry requirements

2.2 degree in Law or a related discipline (that has a 50% legal component to the degree)or foreign equivalent or relevant work experience.


1 year full-time, 2 years part-time.

A copy of the provisional timetable is available on the college website. Please be aware that this timetable may be subject to change.

Careers or further progression

Academic Progression

Students who successfully complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in International Commercial Law can progress onto the LL.M. programme through the completion of a 20,000-word dissertation in a relevant area.

Career Progression

Students who wish to specialise in an area of law within a legal firm or practice at the Bar often choose the postgraduate diploma to give themselves sufficient knowledge in that area. Increasingly, companies are dealing with the international markets and for this reason, the Postgraduate Diploma in International Commercial Law is very popular amongst lawyers in this area.

Further enquiries

Dublin - Main Campus

+353 1 415 0400

Course Contacts

Sarah Bryan O'Sullivan

Programme Director of Postgraduate Law

Dublin Main Campus


Subjects taught

Year One

Public International Law

Advanced Legal Research and Writing

International Commercial Law


International Commercial Arbitration

International Tax Law

International Financial Services Law

EU Internal Market and Competition Law

International Intellectual Property Law

Corporate Governance

International Privacy and Data Protection Law


Validated by QQI.

NFQ Level 9.

Campus: Dublin Main Campus.

Application date

How to Apply

All applicants must apply online. Students are required to upload a copy of the following:

Photo I.D. (driving licence or passport)

Degree transcripts from previous studies

Module descriptors from previous studies where the degree is not of a cognate discipline

Enrolment and start dates

Intake Dates

This course will next commence September 2020.

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