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Professional Regulation

ProfDip Professional Regulation

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 20)

The programme will cover the nature of regulatory proceedings; the ethical dimension of professional behaviour; the implications of judicial review for fitness to practise hearings; and international developments in professional regulation. 

The programme will feature lectures from staff of the College of Social Sciences and Law and will be co-ordinated by Adjunct Associate Professor Ciara McGoldrick, BL FCA

Entry requirements

Professions such as: doctors, nurses, pharmacists, accountants, solicitors, teachers, and social workers are eligible to apply for this programme.


4 months. The programme will be delivered through two hour lectures over twelve weeks commencing Thursday, the 19th January 2017 at 6.30pm. The lectures will take place in the William Fry Theatre in the UCD Sutherland School of Law.

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Áine Ahern
Contact Number: 01-716 4112

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core
Professional Diploma in Professional Regulation LAW41630


Who should apply?
Part Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

A vast array of professionals are currently, or are soon to be, regulated by statute including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, accountants, solicitors, teachers, and social workers. This 20 ECTS credit professional diploma is designed to enable regulators, the regulated, and the employers thereof, and their representative bodies to become familiar with both the aims of regulation and the functions of regulators.

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