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BCL (LAW AND ACCOUNTING) (LWA)

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Qualification : BACHELOR OF CIVIL LAW DEGREE

Award Type and NFQ level : UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE (8)

CAO/PAC code : MH502

CAO Points : 420

Closing Date : 01 July 2019

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  • 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 facilities for argument, reasoning and for the analysis of complicated ideas.

Why choose this degree?

  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Accredited law degree by the Honorable Society of King’s Inns.
  • Law is taken jointly with Accounting for the three years of the programme 
  • A wide range of accounting and legal subjects are studied
  • 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 facilities for argument, reasoning and for the analysis of complicated ideas.
    Why choose this degree?
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Accredited law degree by the Honorable Society of King’s Inns.
Course Duration: 3 years or 4 years (with Erasmus/study abroad option)

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  • Graduates of the BCL programme wishing to pursue a career in accounting may immediately enter professional training, and avail of certain exemptions from the professional accounting bodies.
  • As a graduate of the BCL programme you will be in a position to immediately enter professional legal 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.
  • Postgraduate study options at the Department of Law and the Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting have a strong international focus to reflect the increasingly global nature of accounting, law and legal practice. Options currently include LL.M. (International Business Law) and LL.L. (Global Legal Studies), Higher Diploma in Professional Accounting, MA in Accounting.
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 2019. 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 2019.
 
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 2019 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 2019

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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