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Arts: Joint Honours (Law)

Arts: Joint Honours (Law)
CAO Code:
Course Type:
Undergraduate
NFQ Level:
8
Delivery Mode:
Full-time
Minimum Points:
403
Duration:
3
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Choosing the law stream on the Bachelor of Arts at DCU will allow you to explore the key foundations of law while also studying another discipline. This will provide you with an interdisciplinary education, covering many important areas of law while also choosing from History, International Languages or Media Studies.

The course will allow you to study all 8 of the core modules examined in the entrance exams to the Law Society as a trainee solicitor. These are constitutional law, contract law, criminal law, property law, equity and trusts, European Union law, tort law, and company law.

 You’ll have the option to take a year abroad, extending your degree to four years and graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (Joint Honours) International.

Internship Year You can opt to apply for a year-long INTRA work placement in Year Three. This will give you a unique opportunity to enhance your CV, increase your employability and experience the relevance of your study in the real world. This option is competitive and subject to the availability of placements. For more information on the INTRA programme at DCU, please visit www.dcu.ie/intra

This programme will prepare you for a variety of careers and also provides a foundation for postgraduate study.

I picked the Bachelor of Arts programme because it meant I could study two languages at the same level. DCU was a great choice; being under the school of Fiontar meant the teaching quality was excellent and loads of facilities were available to me. I also had the opportunity to spend a year studying in France with the course which was great

Law (DC292)

Select Law + One other subject from:

History | International Languages | Media Studies

Law: You will take a wide range of law subjects which will provide you with an insight into the complex and interesting nature of the Irish and EU legal systems. 

History: You will explore how human beings behave grounded on a close examination of how they have behaved in the past in all spheres of the world but with a particular emphasis on Ireland.

International Languages (French, German, Spanish): You’ll acquire proficiency in your chosen language and learn about culture, film, literary traditions and intercultural communication.

Media Studies: You'll learn how we are shaped by culture, about the social and economic pressures on media organisations and the way mass media are used by government, corporations and others to influence us as citizens and as consumers.

Be part of a close-knit academic and social community
Lectures delivered by Internationally recognised academic scholars
Graduate with in-depth knowledge of your chosen subjects and a range of transferable skills.
Become an independent and creative thinker
Experience life in and observe another country’s legal system with an optional study abroad year
View the current course structure

We have a unique and vibrant culture on our modern campus close to Dublin city centre. We provide state-of-the-art study facilities for all our courses and everything else you need for a healthy, fun and active student life.

 

Exceptional Facilities
DCU students enjoy exceptional teaching and learning facilities across our 3 academic campuses. These include modern learning theatres, research centres, television and sound studios, classrooms, computer suites and advanced laboratories in the areas of languages, engineering, physics, chemistry and biotechnology, as well as a sports performance centre and a virtual hospital ward.

 

A Vibrant, Dynamic Social Environment
Student facilities include a superb sports complex with a 25 metre pool, two libraries and The Helix, our renowned performing arts centre. In 2016 we announced plans to invest over €230m in developing new, world-class facilities across our three academic campuses. Already building has begun on an exciting, new €14m Student Centre that will be home to the more than one hundred and twenty student clubs and societies. This commitment to student facilities means that our world-class learning experiences are complemented by a vibrant, dynamic social environment.

Barra Ó Scannláin Bachelor of Arts (Joint Honours)

I picked the Bachelor of Arts programme because it meant I could study two languages at the same level. DCU was a great choice; being under the school of Fiontar meant the teaching quality was excellent and loads of facilities were available to me. I also had the opportunity to spend a year studying in France with the course which was great

Over the course of your three or four year degree you will gain valuable skills including the hugely important ability to think critically and analytically. Our Bachelor of Arts: Joint Honours graduates are flexible thinkers who are ready for the challenges of the modern workplace and many career options are wide open to them. With about 40% of graduate jobs open to any discipline (gradireland.com), the quality of your degree and your ability to communicate your experience will be of critical importance to your career success. Bachelor of Arts: Joint Honours graduates find employment in:

Career Tags
Advertising
Education
European Affairs
Historian
Journalist
Law
Policy evaluation
Print and online media
Public Relations
Research

Fees

Requirements

Transfer Applications

Applications are welcomed from students who have studied at Level 6, Level 7 and Level 8 in relevant areas. Such transfer students may be exempt from certain modules.

Make an Application

Candidates required to apply through the CAO can apply online at cao.ie
Candidates required to apply directly to DCU can download an application form by clicking here

FETAC Level 5

For details of QQI requirements and relevant codes please click here. Simply enter the DC code for the programme you are interested in or if you are not sure of the code enter DC in the Select by Institution option, then click on Go. 

GCE A Level

In addition to the general entry requirements for admission to the university the following entry requirements apply

Additional requirement for International Languages:

French: GCE A Level C French

German: GCE A Level C German

Spanish: GCE A Level C Spanish

 

Additional requirement for Media Studies:

Media Studies: GCE A Level C English

 

Leaving Cert

In addition to the general entry requirements for admission to the university the following entry requirements apply

Additional requirement for International Languages:

French: Minimum of H4 in French

German: Minimum of H4 in German

Spanish: Minimum of H4 in Spanish

 

Additional requirement for Media Studies:

Media Studies: Minimum of H4 in English

 

International Applications

International candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to those outlined above. In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language. For further information on international applications click here.

EU Transfer Applicants

Apply directly to DCu by the 1st July

Next Steps

Mature Applicants

All mature applicants apply through the CAO by 1st February. For further information and for special application procedures click here

Applicants presenting EU school Leaving Examinations

Applicants presenting EU School Leaving/FETAC Level 5 examinations: Apply through the Central Applications Office (CAO) by 1st February or 1st May

Applicants presenting examinations from outside the EU

Candidates should apply directly to DCU. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis up to 1st July. All Non-EU candidates are advised to apply early, as places are limited.

EU Transfer Applicants

Apply directly to DCu by the 1st July