DipEmpL Employment Law

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 30)

The syllabus is designed to provide participants with a detailed knowledge of all aspects of the law relating to employment both individual and collective. 
  • This 30 credit Course consists of a series of 12 lectures in Semester One including  a Distinguished Guest Lecture  and a series of a further 12 lectures in Semester Two including a group project. Students will be required to complete a dissertation by the end of Semester One. There will also be a one-hour end of year examination to be held in May.

Part Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

It includes the formation of a contract of employment, employment rights and duties, dismissal, employment equality, industrial action, workplace privacy, bullying, stress at work and freedom of association.

The programme equips students with a detailed knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the law relating to employment, both individual and collective. These are career-enhancing not just for practising lawyers but also for trade union and employer association official, personnel and human resources managers and industrial relations practitioners.

Graduates of the programme will enhance their competence in a wide range of profession and occupations, by adding relevant knowledge, understanding and skills in relation to employment law. The understanding of employment law acquired is relevant to their contribution as citizens in a wide range of areas.

Through small group teaching, activity based learning and simulations, students will develop a set of procedural, analytical and communication skills relevant to the practice of employment law (but also transferable to other contexts), on a foundation of understanding of its legal framework.

To these ends, the programme uses teaching, learning and assessment approaches such as small group teaching, academic writing and summative examination assessments.

  • demonstrate specialised knowledge and understanding of Irish and/or European Employment Law
  • apply their knowledge and understanding of the law and their problem-solving abilities in diverse environments.
  • use knowledge of substantive law to critique arguments as to whether and how the law studied is in need of reform.
  • integrate source material from a variety of disciplinary areas to reach reasoned decisions about the relative status of competing claims to knowledge.
  • unpack complex legal arguments and to render intelligible to a non-specialist audience, key disciplinary insights.

DipEmpL Employment Law (B060) Part Time
EU          fee per year - € 3865
nonEU    fee per year - € 6230

***Fees are subject to change

Tuition fee information is available on the UCD Fees website

Applications for admission to the Programme are invited from practising barristers or solicitors, graduates holding an approved university law degree or law-based inter disciplinary university degree or equivalent.

Applications will also be considered from the holders of academic and/or professional qualifications. Proof of such experience will be reqiured as to satisfy the School of Law that they are able to participate fully in the course.

Applicants should submit either work references or transcripts as proof of relevant qualifications/experience.

The following entry routes are available:

Dip in Employment Law PT (B060)
Duration
1 Years
Attendance
Part Time
Deadline
Rolling *

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised