Professional Development

UCD Sutherland School of Law offers a wide programme of Professional Development which includes Professional Diplomas, Single Masters-Level Courses and CPD Conferences and Seminars as a means to further deepening your legal knowledge:

Our Professional Diplomas specialise in areas of Law that are of interest to Professionals from a legal background or from a related area where a deeper specific knowledge is required.


Our Single Masters-Level Courses offer Law graduates, or those with a professional legal qualification, the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of an area of law by taking an individual graduate-level module and accumulating credits leading to a certificate, diploma or master’s degree, as well as CPD points. 

Our CPD Conferences and Seminars ensure you keep abreast of cutting-edge trends in your field of law, offering full-day and half-day events on a variety of topical issues, and rewarding you with CPD points.

Graduate Diplomas

Please note that three of our Professional Diplomas are currently enrolling for January 2020:

Professional Diploma in Data Protection and Governance (Accepting applications for January 2021)

This new 24 week Diploma 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.  For further information see             

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Professional Diploma in Professional Regulation (Accepting Applications for January 2021)

This 12 week 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 functions of regulators.

Professional Diploma in Arbitration (Accepting Applications for January 2021)   

Qualify as an Arbitrator - gain internationally recognised credentials and the skills to make a real difference in dispute resolution. Arbitration is a widely used alternative to litigation before the Courts.

Professional Diploma in Law (General)

This course has been designed to allow students the opportunity to choose from a wide range of subjects.

Professional Certificate in Law (Single Masters Level Modules)

This course has been designed to allow students the opportunity to choose from a wide range of subjects. You will study alongside Masters (LLM) Students and may consider continuing to study the LLM, subject to meeting LLM entry requirements.

Diploma in International Financial Services

This Graduate Diploma from University College Dublin in partnership with the Law Society Finuas Network will focus on law and market practice in the provision of international financial services.

Professional Diploma in Employment Law (***Not on Offer 2019-20***)

The relationship between employer and employee has been transformed over the last forty years. Stay up to date with the key concepts.

Professional Diploma in Adjudication (***Not on Offer 2019-20***)

Qualify as an Adjudicator - gain the credentials and the skills to as an adjudicator and to deliver reasoned, valid and legally enforceable decisions.