Law of Tort (Taster Course)

Law of Torts from DLSP
Professional / Short Course
8 Weeks x 1 Evening
Validated by
Griffith College
Dublin Main Campus
NFQ Level
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Course Overview

Introduce learners to the fundamental principles of tort law including Constitutional torts such as privacy.

This course will provide learners with an understanding of the general principles of negligence. it will also familiarise learners with some of the personal interests protected by the law of torts.


This course focuses on the development of professional skills; while it does not sit on the national framework, the module is drawn from Griffith College’s suite of QQI-validated programmes.

Why Study Law of Tort at Griffith College

On successful completion of this module, learners should be able to:

  • Explain the nature of a tort and define the characteristics of specific torts.
  • Distinguish between the different types of torts including Constitutional torts such as privacy.
  • Appraise the key elements of these torts.
  • Evaluate the remedies available in tort.
  • Analyse factual scenarios and apply their understanding of Irish tort law to them.

Intake Dates

We run one intake for this course, commencing as follows:


  • November 2024*


*subject to sufficient numbers

Course Details

Law of Torts Subjects:

  • Introduction to Tort
  • Negligence
  • Defamation
  • Torts related to land
  • Liability for Defective Products
  • Limitation of Actions
  • Remedies

Course Contacts

If you have any questions please get in touch with us at [email protected] or 01 415 0429.


This course will commence in November 2024.

Timetables will be made available closer to the course start date.

Please contact [email protected] to request a timetable.

How to Apply

Entry Requirements

All applicants must complete the Introduction to the Irish Legal System course.

Mature Students 

If you are 23 years or over from the 1st January of this year, you can apply for this course directly using the College’s online application form.

Under 23 Years 

Old Leaving Cert (Pre 2017)

Min. 5 OD3's in the Irish Leaving Certificate or equivalent award and 1 year's legal experience.

New Leaving Cert

Min. 5 O6/H7's in the Irish Leaving Certificate or equivalent award and 1 year's legal experience.

English Language

If English is not your native language, you must show that your English level is of a suitable standard. For further information please contact a member of the Admissions Team.

Griffith College is now accepting the online Duolingo English Test (DET) as valid proof of English proficiency. Please see here for further details.


How to Apply

Directly to Griffith College Professional Academy.


Study Mode: Part-Time

Fee: EUR 475.00


What further study can I do?

Further to completion of this module, learners are recommended to continue their studies at Griffith College by applying for our Diploma in Legal Studies and Practice course (DLSP).

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