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At a minimum get your Leaving Cert, that’s required anyway. But don’t sell yourself short aim for a third level college qualification, something like a science degree. It may not have obvious benefits now but the career is changing direction so fast it could stand to you big time.

Take your time in applying I joined the service when I was 25 yrs old and looking back I think around that age is the right time. When you consider some of the calls we attend and things we may need to deal with, joining at 17 or 18 after the Leaving Cert with little or no life experiences may turn you off because it is very demanding physically, mentally and emotionally.
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DN600 BCL
Law (BCL)

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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.

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4 Years
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Law is the system of rules which governs society; practitioners of law are trained to analyse, interpret, and apply it. There are laws which apply to almost every aspect of life; including business and trade regulations, criminal activity, family disputes, property development, and European law.

The UCD Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) degree enjoys a proud history and an established reputation at home and abroad. The BCL degree allows you to immerse yourself in
the study of law, to engage with a range of interesting legal perspectives and to acquire a profound understanding of how law works in theory and in practice.

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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
EASSX  5M2181  Applied Social Studies
BAXXX  6M5013  Administration
  6M3115  Information, Advice and Advocacy
ECDEV  6M3674  Community Development
BMANX  6M4587  Management
BALBX  6M4985  Business
  6M2263  Inclusive Education and Training
BMXXX  5M2069  Marketing
  6M2218  Social and Vocational Integration
DCXXX  6M2007  Early Childhood Care and Education
  5M5165  Trade Union Studies
EYXXX  5M4732  Youth Work
DCHSX  5M4468  Community Health Services
BLSXX  5M3789  Legal Studies
ELAXX  5M3114  General Studies
ECDXX  5M3050  Community Development
DCHCC  5M2786  Community Care
BBSAX  5M2468  Business Administration
EPJXX  5M2464  Journalism
ECHSX  5M2154  Cultural and Heritage Studies
BBSIT  5M2111  International Trade
BBSXX  5M2102  Business Studies
ELESX  5M2073  Language and European Studies
BEBXX  5M0828  eBusiness


Essential Module Requirements:
5 modules at Distinction Grade. Important Note: In order to take the LFL (Law with French Law) option within DN600, a minimum Grade H3 in Leaving Certificate French or equivalent is required, in addition to the above requirement for Distinction in 5 modules.

Note: Information for 2018 Entry

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As a BCL graduate, you are well positioned to pursue a variety of careers, including qualifying as a solicitor or barrister who practise law independently, or work in:

  • Law firms in Ireland or internationally
  • Large corporations as in-house lawyers
  • State bodies or Public Service
  • Non-governmental organisations (NGOs)
  • EU or other international institutions
  • Legal research
  • Academia

BCL graduates can also pursue successful careers other than in legal practice (e.g. as diplomats, journalists, broadcasters, authors or researchers) in Ireland or abroad. Graduates can undertake postgraduate law study programmes such as the LLM and/or PhD in their area of interest.



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