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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in International Law

Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in International Law


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 both a full and part-time basis over a 1 or 2 year period. Lectures are held in the evening time to allow those who are working or have other day time commitments during the day to pursue the programme.

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 an LL.M. with work or other day time commitments

Intake Dates

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

  • September 2021*
    • New students will commence their course during the week starting 20 September.
  • February 2022*

*subject to sufficient numbers.


Why Study Law at Griffith College?

The course definitely helped me with my research and writing skills. It improved my time management skills and it allowed me to better understand the Irish Legal system. But most importantly it gave me the possibility to learn, critically analyse and discuss topics of International Law that are currently being debated in the world. This course opened a great door for my professional career and I am now working in New Communities Partnership, a national organisation that supports the integration of migrant individuals and groups in Ireland.

Angelisa Zerpa

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