Undergraduate
BCL Law and Business

NUI Galway

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 Honorable Society of King’s Inns through the Legal Professions specialized stream.

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

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.


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 Bachelor of Law and Business programme will have a variety of career paths open to them, depending on the nature of their degrees.
  • 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.
  • Students on placement will see application of the law in action, and thereby supplement their academic legal education with practical exposure.
  • 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.

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, Mathematics, another language, and any two 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

n/a

Career 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 specialized stream will be ready to sit the professional entrance examinations for the Honorable 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.

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 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.