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Law - International Commercial Law

About the Course
The Postgraduate Diploma in International Law/ International Human Rights Law/International Commercial Law is an internationally recognised postgraduate law degree. It is obtained by completing a one year full-time programme. It is also possible to spread the modules over two years, which can be structured individually for you following a meeting with the Programme Director. There are three types of Postgraduate Diploma in International Law on offer at Griffith College, all of which are international in focus - a key advantage in today's globalised legal landscape.

Course Delivery
Classes are run in the evening time, typically three evenings a week and three Saturday mornings in the year. Assessment is by means of written assignments combined with examinations.

This process will develop student knowledge and skills in critical analysis. This preparation will allow an exchange of ideas to develop during seminars in order to delve deeper into topics and aid the student's broader understanding. Students can choose from various electives to emerge with either a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in International Commercial Law, International Human Rights Law, or International Law (General).

Module Content
Students may tailor their degrees to suit their interests and through their subject choice they will emerge with a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in International Commercial Law, International Human Rights Law, or International Law (General).

What makes our Postgraduate Diploma unique?
– Evening lectures suit those who are working full time

– Flexible time schedule for Programme over one or two years

– Opportunities to participate in Postgraduate Conference in International Law

– Opportunities to participate in international law competitions with Faculty guidance and support

Entry requirements

Students must hold a 2.2 degree in law or a degree with a significant law component or foreign equivalent or relevant work experience, including having held a position of responsibility relevant to the PG Dip. We welcome applications from those who do not have the entry requirements outlined here. Candidates with relevant prior experiential learning may also apply and be considered for admission, subject to interview and submission of satisfactory evidential documentation.


Full-time 1 year or part-time 2 years (Evening Classes).

Careers or further progression

On completion of the Postgraduate Diploma students may be able to go on to complete an LL.M and PhD. Successful completion of the PG Dip can open up promotion opportunities in existing employment. Completing an LL.M provides students with the skills required to work as a researcher or legal advisor with governmental departments, NGOs or businesses. Existing legal practitioners can specialise in an area of interest

Further enquiries

For Further Information
Please contact the Admissions Office
t: +353 1 415 0415

Subjects taught

Semester 1
Students complete two core modules:
Public International Law
Advanced Legal Research and Writing

Students complete one elective module from;
International Human Rights Law
International Commercial Law

Semester 2:
Students complete three elective modules (electives run subject to demand);
International Asylum and Immigration Law
International Children's Rights Law
International Humanitarian Law
International Criminal Law
Social and Economic Rights
Corporate Governance
EU Internal Market and Competition
International Commercial Arbitration
International Financial Services Law
International Intellectual Property Law
International Tax Law


Validated by QQI.

Enrolment and start dates

Application can be made directly to the GCD Admissions Office or via the website

Applications for all direct entry programmes (undergraduate, postgraduate, part-time/evening time) must be made on the website and relevant* supporting documentation can be emailed to or posted to:

The Admissions Office,
Griffith College Dublin,
South Circular Road,
Dublin 8.

*All applications for direct entry to undergraduate programmes should include a copy of official Leaving Certificate results with the exception of mature applicants (who must supply evidence of date of birth).

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