Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in International Law




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Dublin Main Campus

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Internationally recognised Postgraduate Diploma allowing specialisation in International Law (General), International Commercial or International Human Rights Law.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in International Law is available on a full-time basis over a one year period. Lectures are held in the evening time to allow those who are working or have other daytime commitments.

Please note: The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts​ in International Law is a cognitive masters. In order to be eligible for the course you will need to possess the following: 2.2 degree in Law or a related discipline (that has a 50% legal component to the degree) or foreign equivalent. Relative work experience may also be taken into consideration.

Why Study International Law at Griffith?

The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in International Law offers students advanced, specialised legal training, qualifying you to work in a multinational legal environment. Students can specialise in International Law (General), International Commercial Law or International Human Rights Law, depending on their elective choices.

  • Graduates of this programme will receive an internationally recognised Postgraduate Diploma in law.
  • Students will gain a firm understanding of the key principles of international law, for example, Public International Law, International Human Rights Law and International Commercial Law.
  • Students will acquire highly transferable skills attractive to a wide range of areas outside law including academia, journalism, media, finance, public administration, industry and commerce.
  • A strong international focus gives students a key advantage when building a career in today's globalised legal landscape.
  • All of our lecturers are experienced academics who are specialists in their field.

Course Highlights

  • Unique international law focus
  • Experienced lecturers - experts in their field
  • Small class sizes - more individual attention to help you reach your personal potential
  • Evening time lectures - it is possible to obtain a Postgraduate Diploma with work or other day time commitments

Intake Dates

We run two intakes for this course commencing in the Autumn and Spring.

  • September*
  • February*

*subject to sufficient numbers.

What our students say

''I recently completed the LL.M. in International Law at Griffith College. I loved the content of the course, it was really engaging and shaped to fit current affairs. Doing the course over two years made it easy to work and study. I loved meeting people from all walks of life as I got to see different perspectives on the course topics. Because of my LL.M. in International Law, I am now working happily in Data Protection. It gave me a path when I wasn’t sure where to go with my career and I got to meet some amazing people along the way.''

Ciana Brady
LL.M. International Law

''I selected Griffith College for my studies because I wanted to attend a small institution that allowed for greater engagement with lecturers and fellow students while providing an intellectually stimulating environment. The structure of the LLM programme allowed me to interrogate the legal and political challenges facing nation-states today. However, it also allowed me to explore a lifelong interest of mine, animal welfare, within the context of international legal mechanisms.  Prior to pursuing my Masters degree, I was uncertain as to whether or not I wished to continue being a practitioner of the law however I discovered a genuine appreciation for international legal systems.''

Laura Edwards
LL.M. International Law

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