Undergraduate
BCL Law

NUI Galway

Course Overview


Students can focus their studies on the law to maximize their understanding of the legal process. Students can tailor this degree to particular areas of law that interest them.

Students who wish to qualify professionally as a solicitor or a barrister will have completed the modules required by the Law Society and the Honorable Society of King’s Inns. 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. 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 supplementing their academic legal education with practical experience.

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Galway

What is the length of the course?

4 Years Full-time


When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?

September

Placement options

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. More information on these opportunities is on our International Study page.


Application Closing Date

Open for an application

Number of Places

60

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 16,750

Living Costs per year

€ 10,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits


  • Graduates of the Law (BCL) programme will be well equipped to succeed in professional studies at either the Law Society (solicitor) or the Honourable Society of King’s Inns (barrister).
  • Students on placement will see application of the law in action, and thereby supplementing their academic legal education with practical experience.
  • 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 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.

Entry requirements

How to Apply

Once you are ready to start your application, please click on APPLY NOW

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
  • CV/Resume
  • Extra requests for certain courses

Minimum 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, another language and any three other subjects recognized for entry purposes.

English Requirements

Arts/Business/Law (No less than 5.5 in any Component)
IELTS: 6.5 Overall
TOEFL: 88
Pearson (PTE): 61
Duolingo English Test (DET)**: 110
• Temporary measure for 2020 only in response to COVID-19

Special Entry Requirements

Career Prospects


Graduates of the Law (BCL) programme will be well equipped to succeed in professional studies at either the Law Society (solicitor) or the Honorable Society of King’s Inns (barrister). This degree will also provide an excellent platform for graduates interested in working outside of the professions – as more and more areas of life are legally regulated, the comprehensive grounding in the law and the legal process that graduates receive during this degree will make them attractive to a wide range of potential employers in financial services, consultancy, industry and the public sector.

Notes


Work Placements: 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 supplementing their academic legal education with practical experience.