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Qualification : BACHELOR OF CIVIL LAW DEGREE

Award Type and NFQ level : UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE (8)

CAO/PAC code : MH502

CAO Points : 413

Closing Date : 01 July 2018

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This option is designed for students who would like to combine their study of law with a strong background in accounting. For the three years of this programme you will study Law and Accounting in equal measure, making this degree particularly attractive if you are considering a career in these fields. 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:
  • Learning about key areas of management and accounting while preparing for a professional career as an accountant;
  • Gaining an excellent foundation in leadership and management of organisations, as well as financial analysis and the measurement of performance;
  • Studying business and accounting together so that you develop an excellent set of technical accounting skills, coupled with a thorough appreciation of the world of business and management;
  • Availing of exemptions (upon graduation) from CAP 1 examinations from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and equivalent examination papers from the ACCA, CIMA and CPA professional accounting bodies.

The Accounting Group were delighted with their success at the Irish Accountancy Awards 2017 being declared winners of the Excellence in Education and Training category.  The award recognises excellence in the delivery and development of knowledge and skills in the Accountancy Profession.

  • Law is taken jointly with Accounting for the three years of the programme 
  • A wide range of accounting and legal subjects are studied
  • You may apply to take an internship year after second year (subject to availability) and graduate after four years
  • Students who successfully complete the first year of the programme have the option of transferring into the second year of the LLB programme
Course Duration: 3 years or 4 years (with Erasmus/study abroad option)

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Graduates of the BCL (Law and Accounting) programme will be in a position to immediately enter professional legal training, either by sitting the Law Society FE1 examinations for entry to the solicitors’ profession, or by sitting the King’s Inns Barrister-at- Law Degree entrance examinations for entry to the barristers’ profession.

The written and oral skills that law  and accounting graduates acquire are also in demand in the public and private sectors in Ireland, as well as in European institutions.

The Law and Accounting degree attracts significant exemptions from relevant accounting bodies and graduates are likely to be primarily focused on a professional accounting qualification and/or a professional tax qualification. Careers in banking and financial institutions are also common options.

Postgraduate study options at the Maynooth University Department of Law have a strong international focus to reflect the increasingly global nature of law and legal practice. Options include:
  • LL.M. (Global Legal Studies)
  • LL.M. (International Justice)
  • LL.M. (International Business Law)

Some of the Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting postgraduate options include:

  • MA in Accounting
  • MA in Finance
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 Yes O4 H7
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.
 
O4/H7 Leaving Certificate Mathematics OR EQUIVALENT required.
 
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 requiredwritten 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 & O4/H7 Mathematics.
 
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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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