The Bachelor of Civil Law programme is the traditional law degree, offering a curriculum of core and optional legal subjects. It is also possible to study a European language – either French or German. If you have a keen interest in all aspects of the law and you wish to take all the required subjects to study for the legal professions in a single degree, then the BCL is for you.
Students also have an opportunity in final year to participate in a clinical placement for eight to ten hours per week over ten weeks. At the end of second year, interested students may opt to join the BCL International Programme, which involves spending third year at a university in mainland Europe.
Foreign language options with this course
There are options to study a language as part of this course. The following option(s) may be selected:
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.
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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|
|ELESX||5M2073||Language and European Studies|
|5M5165||Trade Union Studies|
|6M2115||Supervisory Management for Manufacturing|
|6M2218||Social and Vocational Integration|
|6M3115||Information, Advice and Advocacy|
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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.
The Bachelor of Civil Law degree provides excellent preparation for work in a legal advisory capacity in the private or public sector. Most graduates undertake professional training and qualify as a solicitor or barrister.