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Law and Business, BCL

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (WUR) Maynooth, Ireland
This degree in Law and Business at the Maynooth University combines the equal study of two related disciplines, Law and Business, making it particularly attractive for those considering a career in the commercial world.
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Overview

This degree combines the equal study of two related disciplines, Law and Business, making it particularly attractive for those considering a career in the commercial world. 

The defining feature of this degree in Law and Business at the Maynooth University is the skill-set with which it provides students; you will enhance your employability by developing your faculties for argument and reasoning, for clear thinking, for the analysis of complicated ideas and for understanding the commercial context in which the law operates.

The BCL is a three-year degree in law combined with one other subject, in this case Business. 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 the study of business. This combination is ideal for those who may wish to run their own practice, to work in a setting where law is applied, in a business itself, or commercial law.

Law and Business students at Maynooth are offered unparalleled flexibility and choice. Students have the option of taking a four year degree with a work placement or study year abroad, thus combining what you learn in university with insights into industry (legal or commercial) or another culture.

Career Options 

  • Business graduates are consistently among the most employable in the Irish education system. This degree opens up a whole range of career options outside of qualifying as a lawyer, such as in general management, service, IT and management organisations, consulting, journalism, policy development, the NGO sector, and national and international public administration.
  • As a graduate of this programme, you will be in a position to immediately enter professional legal 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.
  • Both the School of Business and the Department of Law offer a range of postgraduate programmes for BCL (Law and Business) graduates.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Business Models And Marketing
  • Introduction To Business Ethics
  • Introduction To Managing Innovation
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contract Law

English Language Requirements

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    6.5

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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

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