UCC Postgraduate courses

Law - Law and Technology PG Cert

Course Fact File
CodePCLT
Duration1 Year Part-time
Teaching ModePart-Time
QualificationsPG Cert
NFQ LevelLevel 9
Closing DateRolling deadline. Open until all places have been filled. Early application is advised.
Non-EU Closing DateOpen until all places have been filled or no later than 30 June. Early application is advised.
Start Date9 September 2024

Course Outline

On the Postgraduate Certificate in Law and Technology, you will study current and emerging legal issues arising from the inter-relationship between law and technology from regulatory and commercial perspectives

You will discuss novel and dynamic issues concerning social networks, music and video copyright, regulation of electronic contracts and data protection.

Students take core modules to the value of 30 credits as follows:

  • LW6657   Law and Policy of the EU Digital Market (10 credits)
  • LW6574 Intellectual Property and Internet Regulation (10 credits)
  • LW6560 Law of Cybercrime (10 credits)

Academic Programme Catalogue

See the Academic Programme Catalogue where you can search for the complete and up-to-date content for this course. Note that the modules for all courses are subject to change from year to year. For complete descriptions of individual modules, see the Book of Modules.

Course Practicalities

Classes are in seminar format. This participative and interactive format of teaching is suitable for postgraduate level. You will receive advance reading lists and/or materials for each seminar. Seminars take place in two-hour blocks between 9am and 6pm, Monday to Friday. 10 credit modules run for 12 weeks and 5 credit modules run for 6 weeks. 

The part-time option will be taught during weekday working hours over 1 year.

Assessment

You will be examined by continuous assessment throughout the year. Individual module assessments can be viewed in the Book of Modules.

Why Choose This Course

This specialised Postgraduate Certificate builds upon the School’s considerable research and teaching expertise in the field of law and technology. You can advance your studies in Law and Technology by building on the Certificate to complete a Diploma in Law (Intellectual Property and E-Law) or an LLM (Intellectual Property and E-Law) (provided you get an honours mark in your Certificate).

Skills and Careers Information

As well as allowing legal professionals to specialise in this area of legal practice, graduates of the Certificate are equipped with skills appropriate to commercial and compliance roles in technology businesses or to regulatory roles, including in the public sector.

Requirements

Candidates must be approved by the School of Law and must normally: (a) hold a Second Class Honours Grade I in a primary honours Law degree (NFQ, Level 8) ,or (b) have such other relevant third-level educational qualifications and/or professional experience as, in the opinion of the School of Law, qualifies the candidate under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) to undertake the Postgraduate Certificate in Law and Technology.

The number of places available in any given year is dependent on resources and all qualified candidates may not be admitted.

For Applicants with Qualifications Completed Outside of Ireland

Applicants must meet the required entry academic grade, equivalent to Irish requirements. For more information see our Qualification Comparison page.

International/Non-EU Applicants

For full details of the non-EU application procedure visit our how to apply pages for international students.

  • In UCC, we use the term programme and course interchangeably to describe what a person has registered to study in UCC and its constituent colleges, schools, and departments.
  • Note that not all courses are open to international/non-EU applicants, please check the fact file above. For more information contact the International Office.
English Language Requirements

Applicants who are non-native speakers of the English language must meet the university-approved English language requirements. Vsit our PG English Language Requirements page for more information.

Fees and Costs

Postgraduate EU and International Fees 2024/2025

See our Postgraduate EU and Non-EU (International) Fee Schedule for the latest information.

Deposits 

If your course requires a deposit, that figure will be deducted from your second-semester fee payment in January.

Fee payment 

Fees are payable in two equal instalments. First payment is at registration and the balance usually by the end of January.

How can I pay? 

See different options on our How Do I Pay My Fees? page.

Any questions? See the 'Contact Us' section on the Fees Office page.

How To Apply

1. Check dates

Check the opening and closing dates for the application process in the fact file boxes at the top of the page.

2. Gather documents

Scanned copies of supporting documents have to be uploaded to the UCC online application portal and include:

  • Original qualification documents listed on your application including transcripts of results from institutions other than UCC.
  • Any supplementary items requested for your course if required.

3. Apply online

Apply online via the UCC online application portal. Note the majority of our courses have a non-refundable €50 application fee.

Any questions? Use our web enquiry form to contact us.

 Additional Requirements (All Applicants)

Please note you will be required to provide additional information as part of the online application process for this programme. This will include the following questions:

  • You may enter the details of professional or voluntary positions held. We strongly encourage you to complete this section with all relevant work experiences that will support your application.

  • In addition to your previously declared qualifications, please outline any additional academic courses, self-learning and professional training relevant to this programme.

  • Please describe your motivation and readiness for this programme.

  • Please enter the names and email addresses of 2 referees. 

The School of Law uses a system of offer rounds to facilitate decision-making and early notification to applicants.  Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.  Candidates who do not have their final degree marks available may be made a conditional (provisional) offer.

The closing date for non-EU applications is Open until all places have been filled or no later than 30 June. Early application is advised.

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