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Qualification : BACHELOR OF LAWS

Award Type and NFQ level : UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE (8)

CAO/PAC code : MH501

CAO Points : 440

Closing Date : 01 July 2018

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The LLB is a great opportunity to specialise in law over a four year degree programme. Throughout the programme, you will gain skills which are essential for a career in law but which are also transferable to other areas, so you will have excellent employment prospects in both legal and non-legal careers. Upon graduation you will be in a position to immediately enter professional training, either by sitting the Law Society FE1 examinations for entry to the solicitors’ profession or the King’s Inns Barrister-at-Law Degree entrance examination for entry to the barristers’ profession.
 
Choose this degree if you are interested in:
  • Specialising in a single major law programme over four years, taking a diverse range of core and optional law modules;
  • Excellent employment prospects in both law and non-law careers;
  • Availing of the opportunity to take a one-year placement in a law firm (subject to availability);
  • Acquiring a thorough grounding in the fundamental areas of legal study; foundational legal principles; legal systems; and the role of Irish, European, and international law;
  • Developing your facilities for argument and reasoning, clear thinking, and for the analysis of complicated ideas;
  • Taking applied modules in legal writing, advocacy, dispute resolution and moot court – distinct components of the LLB programme.
A year of study is 60 credits.
 

> You concentrate on the study of Law through a wide range of legal subjects for each of the four years of the programme
> Students take the core modules required for professional legal training, but also choose from a wide range of optional modules
> A number of modules focus on developing critical skills (legal writing, advocacy, and communication skills)
> You can apply for a work placement in a law firm, or for a year studying abroad, during your degree (subject to availability)

Course Duration: 4 years (LLB)

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As a graduate of the LLB programme you will be in a position to immediately enter professional training, either by sitting the Law Society of Ireland’s FE1 examinations for entry to the solicitors’ profession or the Honorable Society of King’s Inns’ Barrister-at-Law Degree entrance examination for entry to the barristers’ profession.
 
Studying law also opens up a whole range of career options outside of being a lawyer. The skills you will gain from our law degrees are highly transferable to other areas of work and you will be in an excellent position to pursue a law or non-law career. Students with a law degree have gained employment in areas as diverse as: business and finance, management consulting, journalism, policy development, the Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) sector, and national and international public administration (such as at the EU or UN). The Department of Law offers a wide range of postgraduate study options from Criminology to International Business Law.
This table displays the requirements for Leaving Certificate applicants.
Subject Required Ordinary Level Grade Higher Level Grade
Irish Yes O6 H7
English Yes O6 H7
Language No N/A N/A
Math No N/A N/A
Science No N/A N/A

International & EU/EFTA Entry Requirements

Mature Students

A mature student is 23 years or older by 1st January in the year of entry to the University. For part-time degrees the mature age is 21. Admission is based on your application and/or interview. Written assessment.
 
Apply to the CAO by February 1st 2018. Late applications from mature students may be accepted after this date - consult the Undergraduate Studies website for updates. Application may not be made to the CAO after May 1st 2018.
 
Mature students must complete the CAO section for mature applicants fully, indicating clearly past or current studies, and outlining educational goals and objectives. Applicants are assessed on the basis of the information provided on their CAO application form. All questions should be answered in full.

Mature student applicants who have a disability 

If you have a disability or specific learning difficulty (e.g. dyslexia), and require examination support for any required written tests, please submit supporting documentation by 15 March 2018 to the Access Office. Unfortunately we are unable to consider applications for alternative examination accommodation after this deadline. 

For further information on the supporting documentation required, as well as examination and other supports visit the Access Office website.

01 February 2018

Additional Information

Leaving Certificate applicants are required to present (as a minimum): 2H5 & 4O6/H7, O6/H7 in Irish, English.
 
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Click here for details about 1st year optional Critical Skills courses and 2nd year optional Electives and degree pathways. 
 
HEAR and DARE
 
DARE: The Disability Access Route to Education is a third level alternative admissions scheme for school-leavers whose disabilities have had a negative impact on their second level education.
 
HEAR: The Higher Education Access Route is a third level admissions scheme for school leavers from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds.
 

 

The application process depends on the type of applicant you are. Click here for all information about how to apply.

Categories of applicant:

  • School-leavers (Leaving Certificate students)
  • Mature students (23 years or older by 1st January in the year of entry to the University/part-time degrees the mature age is 21)
  • EU/EFTA/UK students
  • International students (outside the EU)
  • QQI (Further Education) students
  • Transferring students
  • Deferring students

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