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 program 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

Applications are open fo the autumn 2024 offering of the Diploma in Law - find out more

Hear from our Diploma in Law Graduates

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 at the Diploma Center 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 unable 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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