On the Postgraduate Certificate in Child Law, you will be exposed to the law and theory on child law in Ireland and internationally. At the same time you will get a rare insight into various aspects of the law in action by engaging with social workers, legal professionals and others.
You will work with scholars who have a track record of outstanding scholarship on legal issues relating to children and the family.
You will have the opportunity to become involved in UCC's innovative Child Law Clinic where you can provide research assistance to lawyers on real cases, helping to make a contribution to the quality of advocacy on children's issues, and lobbying for the reform of child law and children's rights.
Students take core modules to the value of 30 credits as follows: LW6549 Children's Rights (10 credits)
LW6563 Child Law (Clinical) (10 credits)
LW6546 Juvenile Justice (10 credits)
Course Code: CKJ12 Part-time
Course Title: Law - Child Law PG Cert
College: Business and Law
Duration: 1 year Part-time
Teaching Mode: Part-Time
The part-time option will be taught during weekday working hours over 1 year.
Qualifications: PG Cert
NFQ Level: Level 9
Costs: 2017/2018 Irish/EU Fee EUR 2,500
2016 Entry Requirements: Candidates must be approved by the School of Law and must normally: (a) hold a Law Degree with at least Second Class Honours Grade 1 or (b) have such other relevant third level educational qualifications and/or professional experience as, in the opinion of the School of Law, qualifies the candidate to undertake the Postgraduate Certificate in Child Law.The number of places available in any given year is dependent on resources and all qualified candidates may not be admitted.
Closing Date: See details in application procedure section below
Next Intake: 11 September 2017
Classes are in seminar format. This participative and interactive format of teaching is suitable for postgraduate level. You will receive advance reading lists and/or materials for each seminar. Seminars take place in two-hour blocks between 9am and 6pm, Monday to Friday. 10 credit modules run for 12 weeks and 5 credit modules run for 6 weeks. Arrangements may be made for courtroom observation in the family courts.
You will be examined by continuous assessment throughout the year. Individual module assessments can be viewed in the Book of Modules
?Application for this programme is on-line at www.pac.ie/ucc. Places on this programme are offered in rounds. The closing dates for each round can be found here. For full details of the application procedure click How to apply.
Please note that you will be asked to fill in a supplementary form as part of the application process for this programme. A copy of this form is available here Supplementary Form CKJ12 (165kB)
All required documentation must be sent in hard copy to The Postgraduate Applications Centre, 1, Courthouse Square, Galway.
The Law School uses a system of offer rounds to facilitate decision-making and early notification to applicants. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Candidates who do not have their final degree marks available may be made a conditional (provisional) offer.
Further Contact Information
Anna O'Sullivan -Administrator
T: +353 (0)21 420 5170
E: Veronica Calnan
T: + 353 21 490 3995