Honours Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) CW708

  • NFQ Level 8
  • CW708
  • 25
  • 290
  • 3 Years
  • Overview
  • Further Studies
  • Career Prospects
  • Entry Requirements
  • Subjects
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What is the Course about?

Law is a popular discipline and is the undergraduate qualification of choice for those interested in a career as a solicitor or as a barrister. The work of a solicitor includes taking instructions from clients and advising them in relation to conveyancing and property dealings, civil and criminal litigation, contract and commercial dealings, company and partnership matters, wills and probates. A barrister represents clients in the courtroom in both civil and criminal cases, and is frequently consulted for expert legal opinion by solicitors on behalf of their clients.

This three-year degree programme equips the student with a comprehensive undergraduate education in law. Modules cover: family; land; employment; commercial; administrative; constitutional criminal; tort; EU; company and partnership amongst others.

Law requires extensive independent learning by the student and a key part of this programme is a focus on research and writing in Year 1 to ensure students are equipped with this skill and can carry out assignment and project work to the appropriate level required.

Special Features:

  • One of the only law degrees available outside the major cities of Ireland providing students of Leinster with an alternative option to study law.
  • Degree approved by the Honourable Society of Kings Inns and students are eligible to sit the entrance exam to the Barrister at Law Degree programme (see www.kingsinns.ie).
  • Graduates are exempted from the Law Society's Preliminary examination.
  • Modules in legal research and writing provide students with the skills required by this discipline for independent learning and research.

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Graduates are eligible to sit the entrance exam to the Barrister at Law Degree programme and can also be exempted from the Law Society's preliminary examination.    
Graduates who achieve an honours degree will be eligible to apply to study for a Research Masters at IT Carlow or other institutions.  

What exemptions will I receive?




What will I be able to do when I finish the course?

Law graduates are required to undertake a further period of specialised study to qualify as either a solicitor or as a barrister. The degree is approved by the Honourable Society of Kings Inns and holders of this degree are eligible to sit the entrance exam to the Barrister at Law Degree programme (See www.kingsinns.ie ). Alternatively, graduates can apply for postgraduate study at Blackhall Place in order to qualify as a solicitor. Other career options include: politics, journalism, banking, lecturing, property management, insurance, public and civil service positions.

What are the minimum entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate:

  • 6 subjects with at least 2 subjects at Higher Level Grade H5 or better.
  • 4 subjects at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7.

Subjects required:

  • English at Ordinary Level Grade O3 or Higher Level Grade H6 or better.

Mature applicants will be assessed on an individual basis and may be interviewed.

For Further Information Contact

Programme Director
John Tully
PGCE (Lond), Barrister (Middle Temp), PG Cert
E: john.tully@itcarlow.ie