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Law - Pre University

Course Code(s):  5M3789
QQI Award Code:  5M3789 Legal Studies
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 5M3789
QQI Award Code 5M3789 Legal Studies
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This one-year course will aim to prepare participants for entrance into Law and Arts programmes in Irish Universities and colleges as well as preparing students to work in a legal environment both in Ireland and abroad. Students have the option of taking a cultural arts option through archaeology, folklore and local history modules or concentrating on the legal and business modules. This course will help those who want to study legal and business courses in ITs or universities.

What will you Study?

What is Pre University Law?

This one year course will aim to prepare participants for entrance into Law and Arts programmes in Irish Universities and colleges as well as preparing students to work in a legal environment both in Ireland and abroad. Students have the option of taking a business law option as part of this programme. This course will help those who want to study legal and business courses in ITs or universities.

Career Opportunities:

There are now 83 places in First Arts in Maynooth University, 25 places in UCD as well as numerous places in DCU, UCC, Mater Dei, and many local IT colleges for students who hold a QQI qualification in Pre Law/ Culture and Heritage Studies. There are also opportunities in law or legal studies programmes in third level colleges all around Ireland and in England. We have a very close link with Bangor University. There are also opportunities in travel and tourism, European administration, local heritage concerns as well as in the business world through insurance, banking, or international trade.

Communications 5N0690
Business Law 5N2091
Criminal Law 5N3787
Legal Practice and Procedures 5N1394
Work Experience 5N1356
Word Processing 5N1358
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Law and Insurance
Conflict Resolution
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Progression to CAO Courses

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