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Be proactive and look for the areas that interest you whether it’s the Environment or Human Rights and find MEP’s or interest groups that specialise in those interests and take the initiative to send them your CV.

Having a European language would help you considerably in this career. Irish should also not be ruled out as an option as this is considered as a second language.
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CW708
Law (LL.B)

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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 HETAC 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.

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3 Years
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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.

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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Essential Module Requirements:
Three Distinctions

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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. 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, and public and civil service positions.



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