The course is shared with the Sutherland School of Law, the leading centre for legal education and research in Ireland.
The Business & Law (BBL) degree combines law and business into a single degree, providing you with an ideal skill-set for the commercial world and offering valuable career flexibility. BBL graduates are uniquely equipped with the analytical and advocacy skills that arise from a legal training, combined with the numeracy and financial literacy of a business degree.
What you need to know
Where is the course located?
What is the length of the course?
4 Years Full-time
When can I apply?
You can apply today
When does the course start?
BBL students can apply to spend a semester of third year on exchange in overseas universities including: Sydney, Brisbane, Innsbruck, Louvainla- Neuve, Rouen, Munich, Milan, Madrid, Pamplona, Tulsa.
Application Closing Date
Open for an application
Number of Places
Fees and Funding
Non-EU Tuition Fees
€ 19,900 p.a.
Living Costs per year
Features and Benefits
- The Business & Law (BBL) degree combines law and business into a single degree, providing you with an ideal skill-set for the commercial world and offering valuable career flexibility.
- Graduates can also pursue careers in: Accountancy, Finance, Tax consultancy, Corporate banking, Business analysis
- You will study your business modules at the only Irish business school accredited by both AACSB (the principal American accreditation) and EQUIS (the leading European accreditation).
- BBL graduates also have the option of pursuing postgraduate qualifications in either Law or Business.
How to Apply
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As part of your application, you will be required to submit:
- Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
- Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
- 2 letters of recommendation
- A copy of your passport
- Personal Statement
- Extra requests for certain courses
Minimum entry requirements
YEAR 1 ENTRY
- Example of high school qualifications that are considered for Year 1 entry are as follows:
A-Level, IB Diploma, US Diploma, SAT, ACT, AP, ILC, HKDSE, STPM, CBSE, CISCE, ATAR, CAPE and NCEA.
- If you have a different high school qualification you may have to apply for a foundation programme.
FOUNDATION YEAR ENTRY
- Students who do not meet entry requirements for Year 1 can apply for a foundation programme at most universities. Contact our counsellors for further details and advice on a suitable course for you.
• IELTS: An average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version.
- A minimum score of 600 in the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), with Test of Written English at 475+
- A minimum score of 90 is required in the Internet based TOEFL (Ibt) with a score of at least 20 in each section.
• Pearson English Language Text: Minimum of 63 and at least 59 for each item in the Communicative Skills section.
• Temporary measure for 2020 ONLY (Response to Covid 19): For students affected by testing centre closures due to COVID-19, UCD has approved the use of the Duolingo English Test (DET) as a temporary measure for the 2020 intake. The minimum requirement will be a DET score of 110. An interview may be required in conjunction with this.
Special Entry Requirements
Business & Law students can select the modules necessary for legal professional recognition, which will allow them to go on to qualify as a solicitor or barrister, and work in legal practices in Ireland or abroad. Graduates can also pursue careers in:
• Tax consultancy
• Corporate banking
• Business analysis
BBL graduates also have the option of pursuing postgraduate qualifications in either Law or Business.
The intensive nature of the BBL degree means that you will not have time to take extra modules as part of UCD Horizons.