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Course Title: Bachelor of Arts in Law

Applicants will normally have a Bachelor’s degree (Level 7 or above) in any discipline or a Certificate in Legal Studies (minimum Level 6) form a recognised third-level institution. In the alternative, applicants should have two years’ experience in a workplace in which law features prominently (legal secretary/paralegal/executive, civil and public service, the legal department of a bank or insurance company, a member of An Garda Síochána or social worker). Applicants with other experience will be considered on a case by case basis and an interview may be required for all applicants.

The Bachelor of Arts, is a Level 7 degree in Law. Students take nine modules over three years, including all 8 subjects examined by the Law Society in their entrance examination. It provides students with a firm grounding in the basic skills necessary to enter the legal profession and also equips them with a broad range of transferrable skills of benefit to a range of businesses. Our lecturers are highly skilled professionals, many of whom have significant experience as legal practitioners. Students learn how to find, interpret and apply legal materials, and to identify the legal rules relevant to individuals, state institutions and bodies corporate in a variety of personal, regulatory and commercial situations.

Learning Outcome

Students will gain the ability to recognise and apply legal principles in a variety of factual contexts. 


Assessment is by way of a mix of continuing assessment and examination. Examinations are held once per year in May.

The Bachelor of Arts offers a path-way to career advancement in the civil and public service, banking, insurance and other related industries. Former students have also sat and passed the Law Society entrance exams and moved onto a career as a solicitor. Following completion of the Bachelor of Arts, students may continue to the part-time LLB at TU Dublin. Students taking this route have qualified as Barristers or advanced their careers in business, the public sector, non-governmental organisations or An Garda Síochána.

Year 1
  • Core Legal Skills
  • Contract Law
  • Criminal Law
Year 2
  • Tort Law
  • Property Law
  • Constitutional Law
Year 3
  • Company Law
  • Equity Law
  • European Union Law

Students attend on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6pm-9pm for a total of 24 weeks, 12 in Semester 1 and 12 in Semester 2. Exams are held once per year in May. Please contact for a sample timetable.

Applications are now open. Complete Application Form

Forms should be completed and returned to Offers will be made on a rolling basis until 1 July 2024 or until all places are filled, whichever is the later. Late applications will be considered in August 2024 if places remain available.

TU Code



Level 7


Bachelor of Arts


3 Years

Course Type


Mode of Study

Part Time

Method of Delivery


Commencement Date

September 2024


City Centre: Grangegorman

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€1,645 per year (3 modules)

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Programme Chair - Mr Niall Neligan