36 months
14000 EUR/year
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This law degree is accredited by the Honorable Society of King’s Inns. The BCL (Law and Arts) program from Maynooth University is a three-year degree in law combined with one other subject. 

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Law is taken jointly with one Arts subject for the final two years of the programme. Students can choose from a wide range of Arts subjects including languages and other areas within the humanities and social sciences.

Students receive an excellent grounding in core law subjects, while also retaining the flexibility to customise their own academic path.

Flexibility and choice: BCL students who successfully complete the first year of the programme have the option of transferring into the second year of the LLB programme (MH501).

Students of the  BCL (Law and Arts) program from Maynooth University   may apply to complete a work placement year in a law firm (subject to availability) or a year studying abroad at one of our international partner institutions.


Students interested in a law career will be in a position to take exams for entrance to the Honorable Society of King’s Inns in order to begin training as a barrister and are eligible to progress to take the Law Society of Ireland’s FE1 examinations to begin training as a solicitor.

  • Studying law also opens up a whole range of career options outside of being a lawyer such as journalism; policy development; business and finance; management consulting; the Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) sector; and national and international public administration (such as at the EU or UN).
  • The School of Law and Criminology offers a wide range of postgraduate study options from Criminology to International BusinessLaw. Departments offering Arts subjects typically provide postgraduate opportunities at Master’s and Doctoral levels.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Constitutional Law
  • Contract Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Law
  • Legal Research
  • Law of Torts
  • Legal Research Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

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180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

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Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  •     Official academic transcripts and diplomas
  •     Passport
  •     Statement of purpose
  •     Letters of recommendation (x2) for postgraduate students only
  •     English proof of proficiency (if required).  If your score is pending you may submit your application for review and send your score later.

Tuition Fee

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    14000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14000 EUR per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Maynooth

650 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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