NUI Galway Law School Launches New Part-Time Programmes

Jul 17 2012 Posted: 14:32 IST

The School of Law at NUI Galway has announced six new programmes, starting in September 2012. The new programmes will be offered on a part-time basis and aimed at applicants who want to upgrade or refresh their legal skills but are unable take on a full-time course.

Building on the innovative Master’s degree in Law, Technology and Governance, the School is accepting applications for:

  • LLM in Law, Technology and Governance (part-time)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Commercial Regulation and Compliance (full-time)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Commercial Regulation and Compliance (part-time)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in E-Commerce Law (part-time)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law (part-time)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology Law (part-time)

This suite of programmes offers students an opportunity to explore in-depth substantive social issues and questions of law and governance as these mechanisms evolve to deal with ever-changing technology and rapid scientific advances. In addition, academics from other institutions and key figures in public service, private practice and national and international organisations regularly contribute to the programme and enrich the overall learning experience.

NUI Galway’s School of Law offers an active and dynamic learning environment with significant interaction between students and staff. Its objective is to produce highly-skilled and competent graduates with a significant expertise in their chosen subjects.

NUI Galway Lecturer in Law, Rónán Kennedy, said: “We have specifically designed these new programmes for those who want to upgrade or refresh their legal skills but cannot take on a full-time course. Successful completion of these programmes can open a number of career options. If you intend to become a solicitor or barrister, for example, or are already qualified and want to expand into new career pathways, the topics covered are all busy areas of practice and will open attractive options, both in Ireland and abroad. If you want to work in the public sector or public service, the focus on policy issues will give you a perspective which will be of considerable benefit.”

The deadline for applications is Friday, 10 August and applications can be made through


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