The diploma obtained after graduating the Construction Law and Contract Administration programme of Trinity College Dublin is accepted by Engineers Ireland as fulfilling criterion no. 2 (Knowledge of Law and Contract Procedure) for admission to the IEI list of conciliators. This Diploma has also been approved by Engineers Ireland as meeting the requirements for continuing professional development. Accreditation has also been given for Part II status of membership of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Lectures are normally held on Friday evening 7 - 10 p.m. and Saturday morning 9.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. each week throughout the two semesters (September to April) with some lectures and workshop sessions scheduled for Friday afternoons. In addition to attending lectures, participants are required to participate in workshops, which comprise a major part of the course and involve coursework to be submitted as part of the students' assessment.
Two three-hour examinations are held on two Saturdays in April/May. Each of these constitutes one third of the overall assessment. Coursework, which is done throughout the year, accounts for the remaining one third of the overall assessment. Students must pass each examination paper and each coursework assignment
Extensive notes are provided by individual lecturers, who may also recommend texts.
Programme StructureCourses included:
- Legal Systems and Methods
- The Irish litigation process
- The law of evidence
- The Law of Tort
- The Law of Contract
- Contracts in construction - procurement methods
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesCivil Engineering & Construction Legal Studies Real Estate & Property Management View 16 other Masters in Legal Studies in Ireland
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A Level 8 honours degree in Engineering or related subject, or a suitable professional qualification (B.Sc. Surveying will be considered if the candidate is working in an engineering environment).
- Please note that the number of places on this Diploma course is limited, and applications are assessed based on academic qualifications, together with the number of years of relevant post-graduation experience, plus professional references.
- Where possible, we aim to achieve a balance between the different construction professions on the course. If an applicant is put on the waiting list for the course, and a place does not come available, he/she will be given priority in the allocation of places in the following year, subject to all the basic requirements being met.
International18748 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18748 EUR per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA8392 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8392 EUR per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Dublin
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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