Diploma in Law

A one-year, part-time programme that addresses the basic laws and legal principles that determine and influence the work of the State and private enterprise.  It focuses on four key subjects and will serve as an ideal introduction for those who have no prior knowledge of law. This programme appeals to students from the public and private sector who would like to obtain a solid understanding of fundamental legal principles and subjects, including constitutional, contract and employment law.

Programme Content

  • The Legal System & Constitutional Law
  • Business & Company Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Employment Law


This programme is delivered through a blend of evening lectures, weekend seminars at the IPA in Dublin and self-directed study.  The lectures will be facilitated in Laois Third Level Centre, Bracklone Street, Portarlingon.
Students receive course material for all subjects and all the essential textbooks.

Course Duration

1 year


The Diploma is accredited by the National University of Ireland (NUI). It is at Level 7 (Special Purpose) on the National Framework of Qualification (NFQ).


The course fee which includes matriculation and examination fees is €2,980. The cost of fees can be spread with our Direct Debit Plan.