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GY101
Arts - Law

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the QQI, HEA or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
3 - 4 Years
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The BA Joint Honours in Law gives students the opportunity to combine teh study of law with the study of other Arts subjects.

The first year Legal Studies course is made up of three modules: Irish Legal System, which covers the history and structure of the Irish legal system; Key Issues in Irish Law, which introduces students to aspects of core subjects such as constitutional law, criminal law and human rights; and Legal Skills, which introduces students to the skills required for legal research, writing and presentation.

As part of an Arts degree, this subject is one of three subjects you choose in first year. In second and third year you continue with two of the subjects taken in First Arts. It may be possible to take an extra year studying abroad.

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Restricted Entry Subjects: students should note that they may choose only ONE from the following traditional Arts subjects: Beginners' German, Léann an Aistriúcháin, Legal Studies, Information Technology, Mathematics and Psychology.

Each of the above subjects has restrictions on entry to Second Arts based upon performance in First Arts. Therefore, successful completion of the subject in First Arts may not guarantee progression to Second Arts in that subject. For this reason, the College does not permit any student to register for more than ONE restricted entry subject.

Limited numbers of students are admitted to Second Arts in Legal Studies (100) and Psychological Studies (100). Places will be decided on merit, based on the results of the First Sitting (Semester 1 and Semester 2) of the First Arts examination in the student's first year of attendance (2013–2014), where the student must have passed all four subjects outright (40% or higher).

Students who avail of exemptions on the basis of appropriate prior learning are not entitled to compete for a place.


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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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Note: Information for 2018 Entry
Old Code New Code Award Title
ELAXX  5M3114  General Studies
ELESX  5M2073  Language and European Studies
BBSXX  5M2102  Business Studies
ECHSX  5M2154  Cultural and Heritage Studies
EASSX  5M2181  Applied Social Studies
BBSAX  5M2468  Business Administration
DCHSX  5M4468  Community Health Services
EPATP  5M5163  Theatre Performance
BAXXX  6M5013  Administration
BITSX  6M5014  International Contact Centre Service
DCHSC  5M2009  Early Childhood Care and Education
BIPXX  5M2067  Information Processing
BMXXX  5M2069  Marketing
EPJXX  5M2464  Journalism
DCHCC  5M2786  Community Care
BLSXX  5M3789  Legal Studies
DCXXX  6M2007  Early Childhood Care and Education
ECDEV  6M3674  Community Development


Essential Module Requirements:
5 Distinctions

Note: Information for 2018 Entry

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There is a wide variety of careers open to Arts graduates in commercial, social, educational and public organisations. Indeed, Arts graduates may be found in every walk of life. Successful graduates may go on to qualify as solicitors or barristers. The BA in Law is a recognised qualification for many careers including working in journalism, the civil service, administration, non-governmental organisations and private industry.



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