Undergraduate
BCL Law and Taxation

NUI Galway

Course Overview


Taxation is a key component of global business in today’s commercial world. Law firms are expanding their practice in the area of taxation, creating an increased demand for law graduates with a knowledge of taxation.

** NEW IN SEPTEMBER 2020 **
This degree will provide students with the knowledge and skills for legal practice, taxation or both. This distinctive degree allows students to combine the study of a full undergraduate law degree with taxation. Students also have the opportunity to explore related subjects such as Business and Commercial Law, Accountancy, Economics, Digital Business and Management. Students will have completed all the modules required to support them to undertake the entrance exams for the Law Society of Ireland, should they wish to qualify as a solicitor. Students who wish to qualify as a barrister will have the option of taking all additional modules required by the Honorable Society of King’s Inns, through the Legal Professions specialized stream in the final year. Graduates may also be eligible for exemptions from the Irish Taxation Institute and other similar professional awarding bodies.

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 also take advantage of our links with leading international universities to spend a year studying abroad. Students will have the opportunity to take law and/or business modules taught through English.


Application Closing Date

Open for an application

Number of Places

15

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 16,750

Living Costs per year

€ 10,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits


  • Commercial law firms are expanding their expertise in taxation to respond to international markets and the growing demand for legal expertise to support global operations.
  • Students can also take advantage of our links with leading international universities to spend a year studying abroad.
  • Students will have the opportunity to work in law firms that specialise in taxation.
  • A solicitor working in a tax team would provide expert advice on topics such as commercial transactions, capital markets, financial transactions, investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, tax planning and litigation.

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


Commercial law firms are expanding their expertise in taxation to respond to international markets and the growing demand for legal expertise to support global operations. Taxation is an emerging career pathway in the area of law and business. Graduates of this programme will have many options to support a successful career in law, taxation or both. A solicitor working in a tax team would provide expert advice on topics such as commercial transactions, capital markets, financial transactions, investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, tax planning and litigation.

Notes


Students will have the opportunity to work in law firms that specialize in taxation. In advance of Professional Work Placement, law students receive one to one CV preparation advice along with interview support and coaching.