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Law

DT534

Description 

An ordinary degree in law, covering the ‘core’ law subjects.

Content

New Year 1 students must take Core Legal Skills, Contract Law & Criminal Law. Not permitted to take any other modules.

Current Year 2 students must take Torts, Property & Constitutional Law. Not permitted to take any other modules.

Current Year 3 students must take Company, Equity and EU Law. Not permitted to take any other modules.

Entry Requirements

Possess a Bachelor’s degree (level 7 or higher) in any discipline or hold a Certificate in Legal Studies (minimum NQAI level 6) from a recognised third-level institution or have at least two years of relevant whole-time legal experience in a workplace in which law features prominently (e.g as a legal secretary or executive, as an employee in the civil or public service, in the legal department of a bank or insurance company, as a garda or social worker). For the purpose of establishing eligibility, an interview may be required.

Timetable

Modules / timetable are subject to change. 

Examinations / Assessments

Assessment is by a mix of essays, research projects and end-of-term exams.

Progression

Upon completion of the part-time BA Ordinary in Law it is possible to apply for our part-time Bachelor of Laws (LLB).

Learning Outcome

Students will gain the ability to recognise and apply legal principles in a variety of factual contexts. 

Career Opportunities

Students have sat and passed the entrance exams to the Law Society and progressed onto a career as a solicitor, while others have used the BA (Ord) to find or advance a career in business, the public sector, non-governmental organisations or the Gardai.