Diploma in Legal Studies and Practice

Griffith College, Ireland
Diploma in Legal Studies and Practice
Next enrollment cycle September 2024 See all cycles
First Year Fee KES 1,437,753
Course Accredited By HECA
2 Years On Campus Undergraduate Diploma Up to 10% scholarship

Campus: Dublin Main Campus, Cork. 

The Diploma in Legal Studies & Practice prepares learners for a legal career through the study of 12 core legal modules. 


This Diploma Legal Studies and Practice (Level 7 QQI Special Purpose Award) allows students to complete the programme over one or two academic years either in-class or via blended learning.. The course is validated by QQI and recognised by the Irish Institute of Legal Executives (IILEx).

  • The Diploma in Legal Studies and Practice course has been designed with input from past graduates, members of our legal academic team, employers in legal practice and from the Irish Institute of Legal Executives.
  • Assessment varies from module to module and usually consists of assignments, examinations and some workshops.
  • Graduates of this programme will be awarded a Diploma in Legal Studies and Practice, validated by QQI and recognised by IILEX.
  • Students will gain experience in legal practice, preparing them for a career as a legal executive.
  • Learners will acquire highly transferable skills attractive to a wide range of businesses outside law.
  • All of our lecturers are experienced legal professionals with many years’ experience in the legal sector.
  • Students are eligible to become Student Members of IILEx.
  • Graduates of the Diploma in Legal Studies and Practice can apply for direct entry to year two of Griffith College’s LL.B. (Hons) law degree programme.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2024

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants should meet the standard entry requirements for level 7 programmes (min. of 5 O6/H7 grades, to include a language (English, Irish or other language) and have one to two years relevant legal work experience. 
  • Students over 23 years of age on the 1st of January on the year of admission may apply as mature students. Mature students are assessed on the basis of age and may be interviewed in advance of admission

Year One

  • Civil Litigation
  • Constitutional Law and Judicial Review
  • Conveyancing
  • Criminal Practice and Procedure
  • Criminal Law
  • Introduction to the Irish Legal System
  • Law of Contract
  • Land Law
  • Law of Torts
  • Professional Ethics and Skills in Practice
  • Probate Law
  • Employment Law
  • Company Law
  • Family Law

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