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‘Micro-credentials’ in law now on offer at UCD’s Sutherland
Prof Suzanne Kingston

31 Aug 2022 / education Print

‘Micro-credentials’ in law now on offer at UCD

Seven Irish universities have combined to offer 'micro-credentials' to meet the demands of learners, enterprise and organisations across a range of disciplines.

The initiative involves small, accredited courses offering a flexible, 'bite-sized' means of upskilling and reskilling, with learning offered either online or in a hybrid format.


Micro-credentials are research-led and quality-assured by leading Irish universities.
Learners may choose to undertake an individual micro-credential or continue on studying, advancing their skills and knowledge over time.

UCD Sutherland School of Law will offer four micro-credentials, starting in September.
They include:

  • Foundations of Environmental Law,
  • Natural Resources Law,
  • Law of the European Court of Human Rights,
  • Marine Environmental and Conservation Law.

Those contributing include:

  • Dr Andrew Jackson,
  • Professor and Judge of the EU Court of Justice at Luxembourg Suzanne Kingston,
  • Dr Richard Collins and,
  • Dr Marie-Luce Paris.

The University of Limerick is the only other university offering law micro-credentials qualifications at this stage. 

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