Certificate in Constitutional & Family Law

Course Overview

  • 1


  • 6


Why take this course?

The main aim of the Certificate in Constitutional and Family Law is to provide learners of all backgrounds the opportunity to explore and develop their interest in Irish Constitutional and Family Law.

What will I experience?

Constitutional Law

• Irish Constitutional History

• The People, the Nation and the State

• The President and the Council of State

• Composition and Functioning of the Oireachtas

• The Government and Central Administration

• Amendment of the Constitution/Referenda

• International Relations

• The Separation of Powers

• Personal Rights and the Constitution

• Tribunals

• Life and Human Dignity

• Equality

• Personal Liberty

• Freedom of Expression

• Freedom of Association and Assembly

• The Family and Education

• Religious and Property Rights

Family Law

• The Family in Irish Society; Marriage

• Nullity

• The Family Home

• Family Rights; Separation

• Divorce

• Ancillary Orders

• Children

• Contemporary Issues

Additional Information

Please note that Induction and Legal Research writing classes will take place from 9.30am to 5.00pm Saturday 23 September 2017.

Duration:1 year: 24 weeks Tuesday 6.00pm to 10.00pm (plus approx. 1 Saturdays per semester)

Enquiries: Jenny Cooper

Course Details

Course Fees:
Course Duration:
1 Year
Course Commencement Date:

6.00pm Tuesday 19 September 2017

Course NFQ Level:
Level 6
Dept of Lifelong Learning
Minimum Entry Requirements:

​Mature Applicants

Careers & Opportunities

Further Study

This is a standalone qualification. However, as a graduate you will be exempt from the above modules on the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Law delivered on a part-time time basis at the Institute.

Facility Gallery