Diploma in Law

Study the law in an engaging and flexible learning environment.

About this course

An intensive postgraduate diploma spread over eight modules, this course is designed for those who require an introduction to the discipline of law in a number of core areas. This course is unique in that it integrates the academic theory with the practice of law. Our module tutors are experienced practitioners and are well placed to provide instruction in the various substantive topics of law with the added benefit of being able to relate to the real life practice of law when required.

The programme is based on the following module scheme:

Semester 1 (September - January)

  • Module 1: Constitutional Law,
  • Module 2: Criminal Law,
  • Module 3: Contract Law,
  • Module 4: Tort.

Semester 2 (February - May)

  • Module 5: Company Law,
  • Module 6: EU Law,
  • Module 7: Property Law,
  • Module 8: Equity or Employment Law.

Application information

Our autumn 2022 course is open for booking now. 

Diploma in Law Open Evening (onsite and online)
Wednesday 8 June, 6.30-8pm

Join us at the Diploma in Law Open Evening at the Law Society of Ireland. Come and view our state-of-the-art campus, meet the Diploma Centre team and course tutors, and experience what our Diploma in Law has to offer you. Attendance is free, but you must register in advance:

Hear from our Diploma in Law Graduates

Michael McHale, Diploma in Law Graduate, Arthur Cox Prize Winner

Michael McHale

 “I’ve had an interest in law for a while, stemming from my days as a journalist. Whenever possible I attended lectures, but when I couldn’t make a Wednesday night class, it was great to have the option to catch-up on the Hub. The module essays were a great way to expand my learning, and the Law Society’s library and online facilities were of huge benefit for these assignments. It was also great getting to know my classmates. As we all came from different backgrounds, we would often approach group assignments and workshops in different ways, which made things more interesting.”



Avril McCrann, Diploma in Law Graduate

Avril McCrann


“I was a social science graduate from University College Dublin. I wanted to pursue a career in law. I saw the diploma as the perfect opportunity as it offered the core legal subjects. I found the course enjoyable and engaging. It has given me the knowledge to go on and sit my FE1 exams. I would highly recommend a course run by the Diploma Centre to others.”



Brian Kelleher, Diploma in Law Graduate

Brian Kelleher

 “I enrolled in the Diploma in Law to increase my knowledge of the law and to help me in my current role in an insurance claims department. The course is challenging, fast paced and intense. However, the delivery of the course is very amenable to people working with the online educational hub hugely beneficial for those not able to make the weekly lectures. The lecturers are knowledgeable and experts in their modules. Expect to be busy and challenged. Embrace the course as there are huge rewards and satisfaction to be gained from completion.”



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Shortlisted, Best Law Course, gradireland Higher Education Awards 2018