Entry Points (2020)
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Course Overview

Students will study law modules as well as the principal commercial disciplines (accountancy, economics, management and digital business & analytics) or a language. Graduates will understand not only the legal process but also the fundamentals of business. This will prepare graduates to work as lawyers in a corporate environment.
 
Students who wish to qualify professionally as a solicitor will have completed all the modules required by the Law Society. Students who wish to qualify as a barrister will have the option of taking all the modules required by the Honourable Society of King’s Inns through the Legal Professions specialised stream.

Work Placement

 Students will have the opportunity to engage in a professional work placement in a leading law firm, a corporate firm or a public sector organisation. Students on placement will see application of the law in action, and thereby supplement their academic legal education with practical exposure.
 
Students can study abroad at partner institutions around the world, giving them the opportunity to experience legal education in an international setting and to gain a different perspective on the law.
 
Throughout the programme there is an emphasis on acquiring the fundamental practical skills required of lawyers – legal research, writing, oral presentation and advocacy.

Careers prospects

Graduates of the Bachelor of Law and Business programme will have a variety of career paths open to them, depending on the nature of their degrees.

All graduates will be well equipped to work in a corporate legal environment. Graduates of this degree will be ready to sit the professional entrance for the Law Society (solicitor). Graduates who have elected to complete the Legal Professions specialised stream will be ready to sit the professional entrance examinations for the Honourable Society of King’s Inns (barrister). Graduates who have taken the commercial specialisms will be able to seek exemptions from qualifications offered by commercial professional bodies such as the Chartered Institute of Accountants.

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Requirements and Assessment

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

Minimum Grade H5 in two subjects and passes in four other subjects at O6/H7 level in the Leaving Certificate, including Irish, English, Mathematics, another language, and any two other subjects recognised for entry purposes.


Additional Requirements

None
Duration

4 years

Next start date

September 2021

A Level Grades (2020)

nuigalway.ie/alevels

Average intake

60

Closing Date
NFQ level

Mode of study

ECTS weighting

Award

CAO

GY250

Course code

Course Outline

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3*

Year 4

Law Modules:
Law Modules:
Study Abroad
Law Modules:
Constitutional Law Company Law OR Land Law
Contract Law Criminal Law Professional Work Placement Equity Law
Tort Law European Union Law   Legal Business & Ethics
      Commercial Law
Business Modules:
Skills Modules:
   
Introduction to Financial Accounting Mooting  
Skills Modules:
Introduction to Management Accounting     Guided Research Essay
  Optional Modules (25 Credits)    
Skills Modules:
    Specialist Stream (Select 25 ECTs)
Understanding the Law
Language:
   
  Legal French/Legal German/Spanish/

Teanga an Dlí (Legal Irish)

 
Stream 1 – The Legal Professions          
Optional Modules (10 Credits)    
Stream 2 – Accounting  
Language:
Accountancy:
 
Stream 3 – Economics   
Legal French/Legal German/Spanish/

Teanga an Dlí (Legal Irish)

Management Accountancy  
Stream 4 – Digital Business & Analytics
  Business Finance   
Stream 5 – Management            
International Financial Reporting I
International Financial Reporting I  
Stream 6 – Language     
Principles of Microeconomics    
Stream 7 – General
Principles of Macroeconomics
Economics:
   
  Applied Microeconomics for Business    
Digital Business: 
Macroeconomics and the Business Environment for Business    
Business Information Systems      
Information Management for Business
Digital Business:
   
  Business Information Systems    
  Cyber Security    
       
 
Management:
   
  Management    
  Employment Relations    

*Year 3 

Caithfidh na mic léinn a dhéanann Teanga an Dlí seimeastar amháin ag staidéar ar champas Gaeltachta Ollscoil na hÉireann Gaillimh ar an gCeathrú Rua agus seimeastar amháin eile ar shocrúchán oibre i dtimpeallacht lán-Ghaeilge. (Students who study Legal Irish will spend one semester studying at NUI Galway’s Gaeltacht campus in An Cheathrú Rua and one semester of professional work placement in an Irish-speaking environment.)

Specialist Streams

Stream 1 – The Legal Professions

Administrative Law I
Jurisprudence
Evidence
English Land Law

Stream 2 – Accounting

Taxation I
Management II
Management Accounting III
International Financial Reporting III
International Financial Reporting II

Stream 3 – Economics

The obligatory modules for this stream are:
Microeconomics and Public Policy
Macroeconomics and Public Policy

Additional Economics modules in this stream may be taken from the following list of options on offer:
Econometrics
Health Economics
Money & Banking
Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
Development Economics
Economics and Philosophy
International Economics
Economics of Financial Markets
Public Economics
Marine Economics

Stream 4 – Digital Business & Analytics

Database Technologies
Decision Modelling and Analytics
Business Intelligence & Analytics
Implementing Digital Innovation
Advanced Research Topics in Information Systems

Stream 5 – Management

Labour Law
Human Resource Management
Work in a Global Context
Business Strategy

Stream 6 – Language

One of the following language modules is compulsory within this stream. Note: the language stream must be selected from the beginning, Year 1, of your Programme.

Legal French
Legal German
Spanish
Teanga an Dlí (Legal Irish)

Students will choose from Law & Business modules available to meet the 60 credits (ECTS) requirement per year.

Stream 7 – General

Students can choose from a variety of available modules to meet the 60 credits (ECTS) requirement per year.

All optional modules may not be available each year. Modules are subject to staff availability and sufficient demand. 

Curriculum Information

Curriculum information relates to the current academic year (in most cases).
Course and module offerings and details may be subject to change.

Glossary of Terms

Credits
You must earn a defined number of credits (aka ECTS) to complete each year of your course. You do this by taking all of its required modules as well as the correct number of optional modules to obtain that year's total number of credits.
Module
An examinable portion of a subject or course, for which you attend lectures and/or tutorials and carry out assignments. E.g. Algebra and Calculus could be modules within the subject Mathematics. Each module has a unique module code eg. MA140.
Subject
Some courses allow you to choose subjects, where related modules are grouped together. Subjects have their own required number of credits, so you must take all that subject's required modules and may also need to obtain the remainder of the subject's total credits by choosing from its available optional modules.
Optional
A module you may choose to study.
Required
A module that you must study if you choose this course (or subject).
Required Core Subject
A subject you must study because it's integral to that course.
Semester
Most courses have 2 semesters (aka terms) per year, so a three-year course will have six semesters in total. For clarity, this page will refer to the first semester of year 2 as 'Semester 3'.

Year 3 (60 Credits)

Year 4 (60 Credits)

Further Education

Study will also be eligible to qualify to practice law in certain US states, including New York (provided they the Bar Exam) and in England and Wales.

The School of Law offers a range of masters degrees in law (LLMs) for students who wish to enrich their legal education. These include: (i) LLM (General); (ii) LLM in International and Comparative Business Law; (iii) LLM in Public Law; and (iv) LLM in Comparative Disability Law and Policy.

The Irish Centre for Human Rights also offers a range of masters degrees in human rights: (i) LLM in International Human Rights, (ii) LLM in International Criminal Law, (iii) LLM in International Migration and Refugee Law and Policy, and (iv) LLM in Peace Operations, Humanitarian Law and Conflict.

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Bachelor of Law and Business programme will have a variety of career paths open to them, depending on the nature of their degrees.

All graduates will be well equipped to work in a corporate legal environment. Graduates of this degree will be ready to sit the professional entrance for the Law Society (solicitor). Graduates who have elected to complete the Legal Professions specialised stream will be ready to sit the professional entrance examinations for the Honourable Society of King’s Inns (barrister).

Graduates who have taken the commercial specialisms will be able to seek exemptions from qualifications offered by commercial professional bodies such as the Chartered Institute of Accountants.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes

 

Work Placement

Students will have the opportunity to engage in a professional work placement in a leading law firm, a corporate firm or a public sector organisation. Students on placement will see application of the law in action, and thereby supplement their academic legal education with practical exposure.

Students can study abroad at partner institutions around the world, giving them the opportunity to experience legal education in an international setting and to gain a different perspective on the law.

Throughout the programme there is an emphasis on acquiring the fundamental practical skills required of lawyers – legal research, writing, oral presentation and advocacy.

Study Abroad

At the end of second year, interested students may opt to join the Bachelor of Law and Business International programme, which involves spending third year at a university in either mainland Europe or other countries such as Canada, Australia or China. These students would then return to complete their degree programme in Galway in fourth year.  More information on these opportunities is on our International Study page.

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€6,817 p.a. 2020/21

Fees: Tuition

€3,593 p.a. 2020/21

Fees: Student Contribution

€3,000 p.a. 2020/21

Fees: Student levy

€224 p.a. 2020/21

Fees: Non EU

€16,750 p.a. 2020/21

EU Fees 2020/21:
- Tuition: may be paid by the Irish Government on your behalf if you qualify for free tuition fees see - free fee initiative.
- Student Contribution: €3,000 - payable by all students but may by paid by SUSI if you apply and are deemed eligible for a means tested SUSI grant.
- Student Levy:  €224 - payable by all students and is not covered by SUSI.

Find out More

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Office hours:  11.00 - 13.00, 14.00 - 16.00 (Monday – Friday)

Phone: +353 (0)91 492389

Email: law@nuigalway.ie


What Our Students Say

Niamh

Niamh Gallagher |   B Corp Law (now Bachelor of Law & Business)

I was interested in the areas of law that focused on world business, markets and commerce. The Bachelor of Corporate Law (now known as Law & Business) offered me the unique opportunity to study a combination of a language, business and law. It gave me the ability to tailor my degree to fit my areas of interest through the wide range of module choice. Throughout the course, there is a focus on independent, creative and critical thinking. Graduates have the advantage of understanding how the law interacts with the world around us in a business context. I would encourage students to make the most of NUI Galway and the amazing city of Galway.

What Our Students Say

Louis

Louis Coleman |   B Corp Law (now Bachelor of Law & Business)

The Bachelor of Corporate Law integrated two areas of study that were of strong interest to me,law and business. The lecturers were excellent at encouraging engagement and were very approachable. Through the School of Law connections with high profile internship opportunities, I completed an internship with the Office of the Irish Attorney General. This experience is invaluable for the working world.

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