CAO (Higher Education)

Degree - Honours Bachelor

Law and Accounting

Maynooth University
Maynooth University
Course Code
NFQ Type
3 Years
Full Time
CAO Points 2019
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Course Summary

As a graduate of this law degree programmes you will be in a position to immediately enter professional training, either by sitting the Law Society FE1 examinations for entry to the solicitors’ profession or the King’s Inns Barrister-at-Law Degree entrance examination for entry to the barristers’ profession.

This degree stream focuses on the overlapping fields between Accounting and Law learning the key skills to excel in both the financial and legal areas.


Course Details

College Link > MH502 LWA - Law and Accounting

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Career Sectors

This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.

Entry Requirements

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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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Note: Information for 2020 Entry
Old Code New Code Award Title
BACXX Administration - Construction
BBMSX Business
BBMXX Business Management
CELTX Electronic Technology
CHMSX Horsemanship
CITXX Information Technology
CNSSX Networks and Software Systems
EBXXX Broadcasting
ECAXX Community Arts
EFTVP Film & TV Production
EMMWD Multimedia and Web Development
EMPRO Media Production
EMPXX Media Production
EMXXX Multimedia
5M0528 Media Production
5M0529 Software Development
5M0536 Computer Systems and Networks
BEBXX 5M0828 eBusiness
5M1761 Intellectual Disability Practice
5M18294 Office Informatics
5M18518 Media Production
5M18519 Film and Television Production
BBSSX 5M1997 Office Administration
DCHSC 5M2009 Early Childhood Care and Education
EPAMX 5M2011 Music
BIPXX 5M2067 Information Processing
BMXXX 5M2069 Marketing
ELESX 5M2073 Language and European Studies
BBSXX 5M2102 Business Studies
CSSXX 5M2110 Security Studies
BBSIT 5M2111 International Trade
EMMPX 5M2146 Multimedia Production
EMEXX 5M2149 Sound Production
ECHSX 5M2154 Cultural and Heritage Studies
5M2155 Creative Media
EASSX 5M2181 Applied Social Studies
EPJXX 5M2464 Journalism
BBSAX 5M2468 Business Administration
DCHCC 5M2786 Community Care
ELAXX 5M3114 General Studies
5M3371 Horsemanship
EETXX 5M3635 Education and Training
5M3782 Health Service Skills
BLSXX 5M3789 Legal Studies
CASLT 5M3807 Laboratory Techniques
DHSXX 5M4339 Healthcare Support
DCHSN 5M4349 Nursing Studies
DCHSX 5M4468 Community Health Services
ERPXX 5M4511 Radio Production
EYXXX 5M4732 Youth Work
DTXXX 5M5011 Tourism with Business
5M5028 Applied Ecology
5M5048 Creative Media
DSRXX 5M5146 Sports, Recreation and Exercise
ETFPX 5M5158 Film and Television Production
5M5162 Media Engineering
6M0691 Software Development
DCXXX 6M2007 Early Childhood Care and Education
6M2218 Social and Vocational Integration
6M3115 Information, Advice and Advocacy
AAAXX 6M3618 Arts Administration
ECDEV 6M3674 Community Development
BMANX 6M4587 Management
6M4978 Health Services Supervisory Management Skills
BALBX 6M4985 Business
6M5012 Tourism with Business
BAXXX 6M5013 Administration
BITSX 6M5014 International Contact Centre Service
6M5130 Media Production
6M5131 ?
6M5132 Multimedia
6M5147 Sports, Recreation and Exercise
6M5149 Broadcasting
6M5159 Film and Television Production

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The Student - Career Interests

This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.


Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and are drawn to commerce, trade and making deals. Some pursue sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or in management roles in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.


The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.


The Linguistic's interests are usually focused on ideas and information exchange. They tend to like reading a lot, and enjoy discussion about what has been said. Some will want to write about their own ideas and may follow a path towards journalism, story writing or editing. Others will develop skills in other languages, perhaps finding work as a translator or interpreter. Most Linguistic types will enjoy the opportunity to teach or instruct people in a topic they are interested in.

Career Progression

Placements and Erasmus Study abroad options are open to students, subject to availability.

Successful graduates of these programmes will be in a position to immediately enter professional legal training, either by sitting the Law Society FE1 examinations for entry to the solicitors’ profession, or by sitting the King’s Inns Barrister-at- Law Degree entrance examinations for entry to the barristers’ profession.

The Law and Accounting degree attracts significant exemptions from relevant accounting bodies and graduates are likely to be primarily focused on a professional accounting qualification and/or a professional tax qualification. Careers in banking and financial institutions are also common options.


Further Research

Qualifax Course Page

Qualifax is the National Learners Database. (Note: Link not always available)

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