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University College Dublin: Employment Law

Institution University College Dublin View institution profile
Department UCD Sutherland School of Law
Telephone +353 1 716 8500
Study type Taught


Almost every facet of the employment relationship, from its formation to its termination, is now regulated to some extent by statute, much of the content of which derives from EU law. The programme will develop participants’ understanding both of the historical development of employment law and its current themes and perspectives and will provide participants with a detailed knowledge of all aspects of employment law.

The Diploma is taught by means of lectures – most of which will be in person - over the course of the Spring Trimester. Lectures are held once a week (in January-April).

We have an excellent Careers Development Centre here at UCD, designed to help you with information regarding future employment or studies. UCD hold a number of graduate events throughout the year including a dedicated law fair at which at which many of the big Law firms will be in attendance. The School of Law has a dedicated careers advisor on its Academic staff and a staff member from the Careers Office will be in attendance at the School on a number of occasions throughout the academic year. To see the full range of services offered by the Careers Office go to

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University College Dublin


Why UCD?
University College Dublin is one of Europe’s leading research-intensive universities. Ranked in the top 1% of institutions worldwide, in the overall 2023 QS World University Rankings, UCD was named 181 in the world. 

UCD, Ireland’s Global University, is Ireland’s largest university. Established in 1854, the university has a student body of over 38,000 students with more than 9,500 international students drawn from 152 countries. UCD is Ireland's leader in graduate education with over 12,000 graduate students; almost a quarter of whom are graduate research students.

Students are attracted to UCD by the strength …

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