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BCL (LAW AND ACCOUNTING) (LWA)

Qualification : BACHELOR OF CIVIL LAW DEGREE

Award Type and NFQ level : UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE (8)

CAO/PAC code : MH502

CAO Points : 465

Closing Date : 01 July 2022

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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 King’s 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).

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.
  • Learn how to compile, analyse, interpret and communicate essential information about the operations of a business – whether that business be a small firm, a publicly traded corporation or an NGO (non-governmental organisation) - while studying technical accounting skills, financial analysis and the measurement of performance in business.
  • Enhance employability by developing your faculties for argument, reasoning and for the analysis of complicated ideas.

Transfer option available into this degree from the Bachelor of Arts Degree MH101 - subject to meeting requirements.

Course Duration: 3 years or 4 years (with Erasmus/study abroad option)

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Options after graduation?

  • The numeracy skills, coupled with an ability to think critically and analytically, which are developed on this programme, are invaluable assets in a wide range of careers. Graduates have successful and rewarding careers in accounting, banking and the financial services sector generally, as well as financial research and teaching.
  • Graduates of the BCL programme, wishing to pursue a career in accounting, will be in a position to enter professional training and avail of certain exemptions from the professional accounting bodies.
  • Graduates of the BCL programme will be in a position to take exams for entrance to the Honorable Society of King’s Inns in order to begin training as a barrister and are eligible to progress to take the Law Society of Ireland’s FE1 examinations to begin training as a solicitor.
  • Postgraduate study options at the Department of Law and the School of Business have a strong international focus to reflect the increasingly global nature of accounting, law and legal practice. Options currently include the LL.M. (International Business Law) and LL.M. (Global Legal Studies). Many of our students continue to further postgraduate study in a very wide range of Business subjects at Maynooth University or another leading university in Ireland or abroad.

Visit the Graduate Studies website for more information about postgraduate options.

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

Mature student applicants are 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 application and/or interview, written assessment.
 
O4/H7 Leaving Certificate Mathematics OR EQUIVALENT required.
 
Apply to the CAO by February 1st 2022. 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 2022.
 
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 2022 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 2022

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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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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