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Law and Criminology, BCL

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (WUR) Maynooth, Ireland
We offer a bachelor degree in Law and Criminology at the Maynooth University. Law is taken jointly with Criminology for the three years of the programme.
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Overview

Students acquire a thorough grounding in the fundamental areas of legal study: including foundational legal principles; legal systems; and the role of Irish, European, and international law. By studying Criminology, students examine the causes of crime and society’s reaction to it.

Why choose this degree? No other university in Ireland offers the option of studying law with criminology as part of an accredited law degree. This unique interdisciplinary programme in Law and Criminology at the Maynooth University with perspectives from sociology, psychology and economics, as well as law.

Be taught by leading international experts in the field with research interests in prisons, the death penalty, human trafficking, counter-terrorism and mental health.

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.

Career Options

  • As a graduate of this programme you 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.
  • This programme allows students with an interest in law to broaden their career prospects into the criminal justice world, opening up potential careers in the Gardaí, security services, data analytics, probation, the prison service, Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) sector and research institutes.
  • The Department of Law also offers a range of postgraduate study options in related fields such as a MA (Comparative Criminology and Criminal Justice) and LL.M. (International Justice).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description

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

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

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Introduction To Criminal Justice
  • Introduction To Criminological Theory
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contract Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Introduction To Law

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

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  • Minimum required score:

    560

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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 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3415 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3415 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Maynooth

  • 650 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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