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Law - International Law

Overview
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.

Course Practicalities
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.

Entry requirements

Candidates must be approved by the School of Law and must normally:
(a) hold a Law Degree with at least Second Class Honours Grade 1 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 see course webpage (link below) to view the grades comparison table by country and for details of recognised English language tests.

Duration

1 year part-time. The part-time option will be taught during weekday working hours over 1 year.

Careers or further progression

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.

Further enquiries

Anna O’Sullivan - Administrator
E: anna.osullivan@ucc.ie
T: +353 (0)21 420 5170
W: http://www.ucc.ie/en/law-postgrad/

Veronica Calnan
E: v.calnan@ucc.ie
P: + 353 21 490 3995

Subjects taught

Students choose modules to the value of 30 credits from the following:
LW6572 Contemporary Issues in International Law (10 credits)
LW6550 International Criminal Law (10 credits)
LW6587 International Human Rights Law (5 credits)
LW6584 Refugee Law (5 credits)
LW6585 Migration Law and Human Rights (5 credits)
LW6590 International Trade and Transport Law and Policy (5 credits)

Comment

Unique Aspects of the Course
This specialised Postgraduate Certificate builds upon the Faculty’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).

Assessment method

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

Application date

Applications for 2017-18 intake are now open.

While UCC operates a rounds system for Postgraduate Taught courses (detailed below) we would advise you to apply as soon as possible.

Deadline for receipt of Applications: Offers will be made:

For all completed applications received by January 16th 2017 Offers will be made by January 30th 2017

For all completed applications received by March 1st 2017 Offers will be made by March 15th 2017

For all completed applications received by May 1st 2017 Offers will be made by May 15th 2017

For all completed applications received by July 3rd 2017 Offers will be made by July 17th 2017

Late applications may be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis for any courses that have remaining capacity for places.

Non-EU Applicants:

Please visit the following page for further information for Non EU applicants http://www.ucc.ie/en/international/studyatucc/postgraduateprogrammes/tau...

Course fee

2017/18 Irish /EU Fee: €2,500

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 11th September 2017

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