In the first and second years, you will study a variety of legal modules, taken alongside students reading for our other undergraduate law programmes. Law and German students also study the constitutional and civil law of their chosen jurisdiction. Students will also be exposed to opportunities to develop their language skills and their understanding of aspects of sociology, legal systems and politics.
The German law component in this programme is designed to equip students to study and ultimately practise law through German. Instruction in these modules is through German. New entrants are not expected to be fluent; rather they will develop their language skills through the degree.
The third year is spent studying legal or related subjects abroad in a German speaking university.
Foreign language options with this course
There are options to study a language as part of this course. The following option(s) may be selected:
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and are drawn to commerce, trade and making deals. Some pursue sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or in management roles in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.
The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.
The Linguistic's interests are usually focused on ideas and information exchange. They tend to like reading a lot, and enjoy discussion about what has been said. Some will want to write about their own ideas and may follow a path towards journalism, story writing or editing. Others will develop skills in other languages, perhaps finding work as a translator or interpreter. Most Linguistic types will enjoy the opportunity to teach or instruct people in a topic they are interested in.
In addition to careers in the legal profession Law and German graduates also find employment in business, journalism, accountancy, banking, insurance, politics, foreign affairs and diplomacy and public services. In addition to learning about the legal systems in Germany and Ireland, graduates will have mastered a second language, which creates many opportunities for employment in large international organisations, not solely confined to the legal profession.