Diploma in Legal Studies

Your introduction to the Irish legal system

11 weeks, one evening per week,
Start Date:
26th May or
10th August
Thursday for May
Wednesday for August
Reference Code:
Normal Price:
Online: €925
On-Campus: €1200

This course is starting in May and August 2022. Apply now!

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There is a huge body of law that applies to business. This diploma is perfect for those who want to become an expert in this field and learn the ins and outs of business law.

This course will

  • Provide learners with an understanding of the legal nature of the employment relationship.
  • Provide learners with an understanding of the rights of employees in the workplace.
  • Provide learners with an understanding of the responsibilities of employers in the workplace.
  • Provide learners with an understanding of the litigation and resolution of employment disputes and the remedies available to both employers and employees when such disputes arise.

Course Details

The Diploma in Legal Studies aims to provide a grounding in the areas of Irish law most relevant today, with an emphasis on the practical implications of the law. Through the Diploma in Legal Studies you will gain a greater understanding of the legal issues that arise from both a business or personal perspective, and then create strategies and policies to deal with these issues when they arise.

Learners may be new to some or all the concepts covered in the programme, and previous law knowledge or experience is not required to join the programme  By keeping up with readings and ongoing studies, learners can comfortably participate in class discussions relating to the application of the various legal principles to factual scenarios relevant to business.  Current issues in the news relating to the lecture topics will be highlighted and discussed in the classroom with reference to relevant articles.

Specific topics that the programme addressed include The Constitution, statute and common law, the branches of government (the executive, legislature and judiciary), Tort, Contract Law, Company Law, Criminal Law.

On successful completion of this programme, learners will be able to:

  1. Outline the key components and principles of employment law and its sources.
  2. Identify and define the legal obligations that arise for employers and the corresponding rights of employees in a workplace setting.
  3. Identify and explain the processes and procedures associated with the various courts, tribunals and other bodies that adjudicate on employment disputes.
  4. Apply problem-solving skills to theoretical and real-life employment law questions

The assessment involves a legal factual problem case on an area of law from the programme. The given scenario presents the learner with content they need to interpret and understand before attempting to apply legal principles and relevant case law.  A final written examination contains a mixture of theory questions and practical problem-based questions. 

What is a Professional Diploma?

An IBAT Professional Diploma is a focused, short duration practical course that consolidates, upskills and/or reskills learners in a professional area. They are stand-alone qualifications  that do not lead to an award on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).

Career Opportunities

Through the Diploma in Legal Studies, you will gain a greater understanding of the legal issues that arise from both a business or personal perspective, then create strategies and policies to deal with these issues when they arise.
It will also support graduates who wish to pursue new opportunities in roles such as:

  • Legal Secretary
  • Legal Executive
  • Legal Advisor
  • Legal Administrator

Academic Progression Opportunities

Learners who graduate from the Diploma in Legal Studies may be interested in furthering their legal studies with our Diploma in Employment Law course.

Entry Requirements

No prior academic qualification or professional experience is required.

You will require access to a standard laptop or desktop computer and a broadband Internet connection.

How to Apply

Click on ‘Enquire Now’ or ‘Apply Now’ to reserve your place or enquire more about this course.

You can also book a one to one with one of our course specialists by calling us at:  +353 1 8075 055  or emailing us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We also have flexible payment plans, please ‘Enquire Now’ or call us to discuss your options or visit the college anytime and our course specialists will be more than willing to discuss any queries you may have.


On-Campus vs Online

You can attend lectures Online or On Campus, offering maximum flexibility with your time and how you learn.

Online Study

  • No geographic restrictions. Study wherever you are in the world
  • Lower fees and reduced costs on accommodation, transport etc
  • Flexible schedule and self-paced learning
  • Ideal for working professionals
  • Opportunity to interact with learners across the globe
  • Live sessions with mentors to address any student questions or queries
  • Access to all recorded sessions

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