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BCL (Law and Arts), BCL

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (WUR) Maynooth, Ireland
Students in the BCL (Law and Arts) program at the Maynooth University receive an excellent grounding in core law subjects, while also retaining the flexibility to customise their own academic path.
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Overview

Students can choose from a wide range of Arts subjects including languages and other areas within the humanities and social sciences Flexibility and choice: BCL (Law and Arts) students at the Maynooth University who successfully complete the first year of the programme have the option of transferring into the second year of the LLB programme (MH501).

The BCL is a three-year degree in law combined with one other subject. While the BCL covers all the core modules of law, you cover less law than on the LLB (MH501), giving you more time to develop expertise in another subject. The main advantage is that it allows you to combine the study of law with study of another discipline. Students 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.

Career Options

  • Students interested in a law career will be in a position to immediately enter professional training, either by sitting the Law Society of Ireland’s FE1 examinations for entry to the solicitors’ profession or the Honorable Society of King’s Inns’ Barrister-at-Law Degree entrance examination for entry to the barristers’ profession.
  • 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 Department of Law offers a wide range of postgraduate study options from Criminology to International Business Law.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      3 years (Bachelor of Civil Law) or 4 years (BCL International)

  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

1st year

30 credits of Law with 2 Arts subjects which may include Critical Skills

2nd and Final year

  • Continue in 2nd and 3rd year with at least 30 credits of Law and 30 credits of your chosen subject from 1st year (excluding Critical Skills)
  • You may apply to complete a work placement year, or a study abroad year, after 2nd year, and graduate after 4 years. Students who successfully complete the 1st year of the programme have the option of transferring into the 2nd year of the LLB programme
  • Students who opt to spend a year studying abroad are awarded a BCL (International) degree

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

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  • Minimum required score:

    560

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  • Minimum required score:

    59

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General Requirements

  • Apply to the CAO by February 1st 2020. Late applications from mature students may be accepted after this date - consult the Undergraduate Studies website for updates. Application may not be made to the CAO after May 1st 2020.
  • Mature students must complete the CAO section for mature applicants fully, indicating clearly past or current studies, and outlining educational goals and objectives. Applicants are assessed on the basis of the information provided on their CAO application form. All questions should be answered in full.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14000 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3415 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3415 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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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.

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