Honours Bachelor of Law (LL.B.) CW708

  • NFQ Level 8
  • CW708
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  • 3 Years
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What is the Course about?

The LLB is a traditional law degree offering a curriculum of core and elective law subjects. Students are encouraged and supported in acquiring skills in legal analysis, legal research and written and oral communication. The course seeks to impart a sound understanding of law and the intellectual foundation necessary to prepare for a career as a legal professional.

The LLB is a three-year course in which the core law subjects are covered as well as a number of elective subjects. The course offered by Institute of Technology Carlow is a qualifying degree in that it is approved by the relevant legal professional bodies.

Special Features:

  • One of the only law degrees available outside the major cities of Ireland providing students 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 course (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 who achieve an honours degree will be eligible to apply to study for a Research Masters at Institute of Technology Carlow, or postgraduate opportunities at other higher education institutions.

What exemptions will I receive?




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

A law degree provides excellent preparation for work in a legal capacity in both the public and private sectors, and most graduates undertake professional training to qualify as a solicitor or barrister. However, there are many other careers for which a law degree is advantageous, such as journalism, business, politics, human resources, mediation, research, policing, and education.

What are the minimum entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate:

  • 2H5 & 4O6/H7

Subjects required:

  • English O3/H6

For Further Information Contact

Programme Director
John Tully
LLB (Hons), LLM (NUI), PG Cert Ed, Barrister (Middle Temple)
E: john.tully@itcarlow.ie