Professional Diplomas Enrolling for January 2021

UCD Sutherland School of Law is pleased to confirm that the following Level 9 Professional Diplomas are currently enrolling for a January 2021 start:  

Further information is available at by emailing

Professional Diploma in Data Protection and Governance

The Diploma is a 24-week part-time programme, delivered over two semesters.  It is designed to supply training for Data Protection Officers and others involved in the compliance role in organisations.  It will also be of relevance to any legal practitioners involved in this area. 

The programme is co-ordinated by Dr TJ McIntyre of Sutherland School of Law who is well known for his expertise is the area. Diploma has been designed to meet the training needs that have developed in Ireland since the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force in 2018.  GDPR has meant that significant new data protection obligations have been imposed on Irish organisations. 

Professional Diploma in Arbitration

This one-year part-time Diploma is the only one of its kind in Ireland and will equip participants with the competence required to conduct or participate in arbitrations. The programme co-ordinator is Brian Hutchinson, Associate Professor at UCD Sutherland School of Law, who is both a Chartered Arbitrator and Accredited Mediator and is a renowned expert in the area of arbitration.

The Arbitration Act was introduced in 2010 to make Ireland a world leader in the field of arbitration and the focus of the Diploma is on domestic arbitration. It is designed to equip students with the level of competence in Irish law and procedure required to conduct or participate in arbitrations between Irish parties. 

If you would like any more information on these diplomas please email