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BCL (LAW AND BUSINESS) (LWB)

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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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  • This degree combines the equal study of two related disciplines, Law and Business, making it particularly attractive for those considering a career in the commercial world.
  • This degree combines the best elements of the University’s Business and Management and Law degrees to ensure students graduate with the maximum range of career options, both in Law and in Business and Management.
  • The defining feature of this degree is the skill-set with which it provides students; you will enhance your employability by developing your faculties for argument and reasoning, for clear thinking, for the analysis of complicated ideas and for understanding the commercial context in which the law operates.
Why choose this degree?
  • Law and Business students at Maynooth are offered unparalleled flexibility and choice. Students have the option of taking a four year degree with a work placement or study year abroad, thus combining what you learn in university with insights into industry (legal or commercial) or another culture.
  • Business and Management are the practical art, science, and craft of achieving change and getting things done through and with people. This degree provides you with insights into the core functions of Business and Management and how they interact to create value for and capture value from clients and customers.
  • Accredited law degree by the Honorable Society of King’s Inns.
  • Business is taken jointly with Law for the three years of the programme, with a wide range of business and legal subjects being studied
  • Some students may choose to complete a work placement or study abroad year between 2nd and 3rd year and graduate after the 4th year
  • Students who successfully complete the 1st year of the programme have the option of transferring into the 2nd year of the LLB programme or 2nd year of the BBS Business and Management degree
Course Duration: 3 years or 4 years (with Erasmus / study abroad option or with work placement)

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  • Business graduates are consistently among the most employable in the Irish education system. This degree opens up a whole range of career options outside of qualifying as a lawyer, such as in general management, service, IT and management organisations, consulting, journalism, policy development, the NGO sector, and national and international public administration.
  • As a graduate of this 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.
  • Both the School of Business and the Department of Law offer a range of postgraduate programmes for BCL (Law and Business) graduates.
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 required written 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.
 
 
The Maynooth Education
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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