School of Law Short Courses and CPD

Short courses and CPD


The School of Law provides a diverse range of intensive and evening CPD short courses across a number of subject areas.

Taught by subject-matter experts drawn from the School of Law, the Transitional Justice Institute, the Legal Innovation Centre and the Ulster University Business School, our short courses offer opportunities for continuing professional development as well as giving those contemplating further study, the chance to experience study at the postgraduate level.

Courses run by the School of Law include:

Corporate Law (Short Course & CPD)

This course covers concepts, principles and rules of law relating to business structures; corporate personality; corporate governance; director's duties and the board; shareholder's rights; share capital; plcs; corporate finance; and insolvency, in the commercial and legal context within which such businesses operate.

It is taught with input from specialist commercial lawyers and practitioners. In addition, participants will also need to acquire certain skills, such as those of instant recall, critical analysis, argumentation and articulation, and the ability to apply legal concepts and principles to practical problems or to refer such problems to appropriate dispute resolution methods.

This course provides the necessary information, knowledge and intellectual equipment to acquire such knowledge and skills.

This course can be taken individually or combined over a period of time towards a Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development.

Technology and Internet Law (Short Course & CPD)

This course spans a range of contemporary issues spanning law and technology. It covers basics of intellectual property (copyright, marks, patent and software licensing) as well as basic principles of artificial intelligence (machine learning and natural language processing) as they apply to the practice of law.

In addition, the module covers privacy, encryption, Internet law (telecommunications law, conflict of laws, free speech, safe harbour) as well as providing several practical lessons with software applications/platforms used in the professional legal marketplace.

This course can be taken individually or combined over a period of time towards a Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development.

Foundations of International Human Rights Law (Short Course & CPD)

The course will enable participants to master the complex and specialised area of international human rights law. Participants will be encouraged to develop an in-depth critical understanding of both the content of international human rights standards and the various means by which they are enforced. It will act as a foundational basis in response to the growth of new areas of interest in international human rights law.

This course can be taken individually or combined over a period of time towards a Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development.

Gender, Conflict and Transition (Short Course & CPD)

This short course provides an introduction to issues of gender in transitional justice.

The course focuses on the evolving legal treatment of harms against women in situations of conflict under international law. In addition, non-prosecutorial responses to such harms, such as truth commissions and reparations programmes, are considered.

This course can be taken individually or combined over a period of time towards a Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development.

Foundations of Transitional Justice (Short Course & CPD)

This course aims to equip participants to critically engage with the emerging field of transitional justice.

Participants will relate the dilemmas of societies in transition from violent conflict and/or from authoritarian regimes to the imperatives of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

Participants will gain a critical understanding of the political and legal dilemmas that confront societies emerging from conflict and authoritarianism, and will critically reflect upon a wide range of transitional justice mechanisms. They will be invited to apply that legal and structural knowledge to contemporary situations of armed conflict and transition.

This course can be taken individually or combined over a period of time towards a Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development.

Equality Law (Short Course & CPD)

This course introduces participants to core principles of equality law, with a focus upon the law of Northern Ireland but in the context of British, European, comparative constitutional and international law. It examines a spectrum of non-discrimination and equality law concepts and their enforcement over the key grounds and considers the future development of equality law.

This course can be taken individually or combined over a period of time towards a Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development.

The short courses listed above are currently open for enrolment. If you would like to register interest in a course not listed, please email FlexEd@ulster.ac.uk who can provide further information regarding course content and dates.


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