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Degree - Honours Bachelor

Law

NUI Galway
NUI Galway
Course Code
GY251
Zone
Level
NFQ Type
Major
Duration
3 Years
Attendence
Full Time
CAO Points 2019
473
Points Change

Course Summary

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.

Course Details

College Link > GY251 - Law

Colleges often have information about the course on their own website, along with other useful information relating to the college. (Note: Not always available)

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:

Languages
Includes time abroad?
Award Type
French
Minor
German
Minor

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

To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website


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QQI FET/FETAC Links

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
BBSSX 5M1997 Office Administration
ELESX 5M2073 Language and European Studies
ECDXX 5M3050 Community Development
BLSXX 5M3789 Legal Studies
5M5165 Trade Union Studies
6M2115 Supervisory Management for Manufacturing
6M2218 Social and Vocational Integration
6M3115 Information, Advice and Advocacy
AAAXX 6M3618 Arts Administration
ECDEV 6M3674 Community Development
6M4385 Retail Management
BMANX 6M4587 Management
BALBX 6M4985 Business
BAXXX 6M5013 Administration

Points Calculator for QQI Awards:
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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

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.

Investigative

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.

Linguistic

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

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.

Further Research

Qualifax
Qualifax Course Page

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

DISCLAIMER: These links are to official sources of information for this course - we accept no responsibility for the information on them.

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