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CPD Short Programmes


The Department of Law offers a number of continuing development courses in various law subjects.  Students may opt to undertake one or more courses from the list below.


Criminal Law, Contract Law, Constitutional Law, Company Law, Property Law, European Union Law, Equity Law, Torts, Employment Law, European Human Rights Law, Criminology, Media/Intellectual Property Law, Jurisprudence, Administrative Law, Law and Society, Family Law, Evidence, Prison Law, Civil Procedure & ADR.

The CPD modules on offer each academic year are subject to change. 

How to apply / Enrol

Print out application for part-time programme and submit to Law Department, DIT, Aungier Street, Dublin 2. Indicate number of courses you wish to take.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal educational requirements specified for students entering the course/s.

Examinations / Assessments

CPD students do not complete exams. They are assessed by means of a written assignment (essay style).  If you successfully complete a CPD module you receive a ‘Continuing Professional Development Certificate in whichever module/modules you take.

If you are register for a CPD module, you attend the same classes as BA/LLB students, but you don’t take the exam at the end of the year with them.

Please note, completion of any CPD modules does not count as credit towards either the BA Ordinary in Law or the LLB and neither does it satisfy the entry requirements.

Learning Outcome

Students will gain the ability to recognise and apply legal principles in a variety of factual contexts.