ProfDip Professional Regulation

Academic Year 2020/2021

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 20)

The programme will  cover the nature of regulatory proceedings; the ethical dimension of professional behaviour; the implications of judicial review for fitness to practise hearings; and international developments in professional regulation.
  • The programme will feature lectures from staff of the College of Social Sciences and Law and will be co-ordinated by Adjunct Associate Professor Ciara McGoldrick, BL FCA

Curricular information is subject to change


Part Time option suitable for:

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

A vast array of professionals are currently, or are soon to be, regulated by statute including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, accountants, solicitors, teachers, and social workers. This 20 ECTS credit professional diploma is designed to enable regulators, the regulated, and the employers thereof, and their representative bodies to become familiar with both the aims of regulation and the functions of regulators. 

This programme equips student with a detailed knowledge and understanding of the nature of regulatory proceedings; the ethical dimension of professional behaviour; the implications of judicial review for fitness to practise hearing and international development in professional regulation. This knowledge and understanding are career-enhancing not just for practising lawyers but also for all those whose work concerns the regulation of the professions.

Graduates of this programme will enhance their competence in a wide range of profession and occupations, by adding relevant knowledge, understanding and skills in relation to professional regulation. These are also relevant to their contribution as citizens in many 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 professional regulation (but also transferable to other contexts) on a foundation of understanding of its legal framework.

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

    • apply their knowledge and understanding of the law and their problem-solving abilities in diverse environments.
    • demonstrate specialised knowledge and understanding of aspects of the Law relating to Professional Regulation.
    • 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.
    • use knowledge of substantive law to critique arguments as to whether and how the law studied is in need of reform.

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    The programme will be delivered through two hour lectures over twelve weeks commencing Thursday, the 25th January 2018 at 6.30pm. The lectures will take place in the William Fry Theatre in the UCD Sutherland School of Law.

    Check fees at www.ucd.ie/fees

    There is no non-EU fee as they cannot apply for a part-time programme.

    Please note that there is no funding/scholarships available for this programme.

    Professions such as: doctors, nurses, pharmacists, accountants, solicitors, teachers, and social workers are eligible to apply for this programme. 

     

    The following entry routes are available:

    Professional Diploma in Professional Regulation (B539)
    Duration
    4 Months
    Attendance
    Part Time
    Deadline
    Rolling *

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