Embark on the route to becoming a professional in accounting or law, both of which offer a rewarding career with international mobility and high earning potential.
Enhance your employability by developing your faculties for argument, reasoning and for the analysis of complicated ideas.
Acquire key financial and accounting skills alongside a thorough grounding in core law subjects. Become a highly sought-after law and accounting graduate with the technical and transferable skills needed to succeed in your chosen career.
Engage with expert faculty, who foster an engaging, friendly, supportive and dynamic learning environment.
Why choose this degree?
- This programme is jointly accredited by both the legal and accounting professions. You can avail 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. This law degree is accredited by the Honorable Society of Kings Inns.
- This option is designed for students who would like to combine their study of law with gaining 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.
- You will acquire key financial and accounting skills alongside a thorough grounding in core law subjects.
- Flexibility and choice: BCL students who successfully complete the first year of the programme have the option of transferring into the second year of the LLB programme (MH501).
Duration: 3 years or 4 years (with Erasmus/study abroad option)
Law is taken jointly with Accounting for the three years of the programme.
- Students acquire a thorough grounding in both core law subjects and key financial and accounting skills.
- Students take the core modules required for professional legal and accounting careers, but also choose from a range of optional modules. No prior knowledge of accounting or law is required, as we teach both subjects from first principles.
- A number of modules focus on developing critical skills (legal writing, advocacy, financial literacy and communication skills).
- You can apply for a work placement in a law or accounting firm, or for a year studying abroad, during your degree (subject to availability - the University will support you in the search for a placement job; however, the process is competitive).
Department of Law
Department of Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law and Fundamental Rights
Department of Centre for European and Eurasian Studies
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International & EU/EFTA Entry Requirements
Mature applicants are assessed separately to school-leavers. Mature applicants are 23 years or older by 1st January in the year of entry to the University. For part-time/flexible degrees the mature age is 21.
Mature applicants who have a disability
If you have a disability or specific learning difficulty (e.g. dyslexia), and require examination support for any written tests that may be required, please submit supporting documentation by 15 March 2024 to the Access Office.
Unfortunately we are unable to consider applications for alternative examination accommodation after this deadline.
01 February 2024
Leaving Certificate Applicants
Required to present (as a minimum): 2H5 & 4O6/H7, O6/H7 in Irish, English & O4/H7 Mathematics. MH502 Round 1 Points 2023: 432
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.
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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