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Business & Law / Gnó ┐Dlí

Course Title: Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Business & Law

2023 CAO Points 451

Leaving Certificate Requirements

Minimum Number of




3 H5s

Minimum Grade in


English OR Irish



QQI/FET Requirements

QQI/FET Award Required

Additional Requirements

Level 5:
One of the following awards:
  • BBSSX Business Studies – Secretarial
  • 5M1997 Office Administration
  • BBSAX / 5M2468 Business Administration
  • BBSIT / 5M2111 International Trade
  • BMXXX / 5M2069 Marketing
  • BBSXX / 5M2102 Business Studies
  • BLSXX / 5M3789 Legal Studies
Level 6:
Full level 6 award in a relevant discipline
  • A distinction in B20029 / 5N2066 Statistics C20139 / 5N1833 Mathematics 


  • OR Leaving Certificate Mathematics 04/H7

In addition to the QQI minimum entry requirements, QQI quotas and QQI points apply. The max QQI points awarded is 390. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/qqi

Mature Applicants

Applications from mature students (23+) are welcome. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/mature

English Language Requirements

If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website. Applicants for this course should have a minimum IELTS (Academic Version) English Proficiency of 7 overall (or equivalent) with nothing less than 6 in each component.

BSc Business and Law (TU904) is an attractive degree in both business and law. Graduates of the course have a combination of business acumen and legal knowledge and this skillset offers great career flexibility, opening up a wide array of career opportunities in business and in the legal profession. Our graduates are uniquely equipped with the analytical and advocacy skills developed through legal training, combined with the numeracy and financial literacy of a business degree.

The first two years are designed to provide a solid foundation in the fundamental disciplines in business – accounting, economics, quantitative methods, management, marketing, human resources and operations as well as a rigorous grounding in core aspects of the law. This approach allows students to get a taste of the different aspects of both business and law in the first half of their degree. Using the core knowledge acquired in the first two years of study, in Years 3 and 4 students can choose from a wide range of optional advanced modules in both business and law. At this point students can continue to study both disciplines, or they can choose to primarily specialise in either or business or law, depending on their personal interests or career aspirations.

Lectures and tutorials are delivered in small class sizes to facilitate greater interaction and active learning. A diverse range of teaching approaches are adopted including formal lectures with tutorial support, business case-study analysis, debates, role play, industry project work, charity events, simulation exercises and networking events. Of particular note is the opportunity for students to take part in both national and international business strategy case study competitions in the final year of the course.

Study Abroad Opportunities

In Year 3, students have the opportunity to study abroad for the entire year in one of our more than 50 partner universities around the world.

Professional Accreditation

BSc Business and Law (TU904) is recognised by the professional accounting bodies - Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and exemptions are available from these bodies for graduates who pursue the specialist accounting stream.

This course is accredited by King's Inns as a qualifying law degree for the purposes of admission to the Barrister at Law Degree. The recognition is however dependent upon students making specific module choices during the course of the course. It also offers all of the modules examined by the Law Society of Ireland in their Final Examination First Part.

  • Advice Worker
  • Advocacy Worker
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Arbitrator, Bank Official
  • Charity Fundraiser
  • Chartered/Company Secretary
  • Consumer Rights Officer
  • Court Clerk
  • Criminologist
  • Development Officer (Human Rights)
  • Disability Officer
  • Employee Liaison Officer
  • Enforcement Officer
  • Equality Officer
  • Financial Regulator
  • Fraud Analysts
  • Freedom of Information Officer
  • Health and Safety Officer
  • HR Assistant/Officer
  • Insurance Assessor
  • Judge
  • Law Historian/Author/Publisher
  • Law Lecturer
  • Legal Adviser
  • Legal and Regulatory Affairs Officer
  • Legal Assistant/Executive
  • Legal Compliance Officer
  • Legal Editor
  • Legal Journalist
  • Legal Information Provision
  • Legal Researcher
  • Legal Secretary
  • Legal Translator
  • Mediator
  • News/Current Affairs Producer
  • Paralegal
  • Political Research Assistant
  • Risk Management
  • Stenographer
  • Tax/Pension Adviser/Consultant
  • Trade Union Official
  • Trading Standards Officer
  • Trainee Barrister
  • Trainee Solicitor

Students take 2 law modules and 4 business modules:

  • Core Legal Skills
  • Contract Law
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Principles of Management
  • Quantitative Techniques

In Year 2, the emphasis switches from business to law with Students taking 4 law modules and 3 business modules:

  • Constitutional Law
  • Company Law
  • Law of Torts
  • Property Law
  • Financial Reporting
  • Human Resource Management
  • Operations Management

In Year 3, students take 5 core modules and 2 elective modules.  Clear advice is provided to students relating to their choice of electives. The core modules are:

  • Criminal Law
  • EU Law
  • International Management
  • Marketing
  • Management Accounting

The elective modules include:

  • Administration Law
  • Evidence Law
  • Equity Law
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Macroeconomics
  • HRM Contemporary Issues
  • New Venture Creation
  • Market Research
  • Corporate Finance
  • Advanced Financial Reporting
  • Taxation I

In Year 3, the degree of choice is extensive. Students take just 1 core modules Global Strategic Management and between 5 and 8 elective modules (depending on their respective credit weightings) from a total of 30 (thirty!) available electives. Again, clear advice is provided to students relating to their choice of electives.

The elective modules are:

  • Immigration
  • Refugee & Asylum Law
  • Jurisprudence
  • European Human Rights Law
  • Civil Procedure
  • Arbitration and Employment Law
  • Applied project
  • Strategic Management Models
  • Corporate Governance & Business Ethics
  • Employee Relations
  • Business & Society
  • Enterprise Studies
  • International Finance & Monetary Economics
  • International HRM
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Marketing Communications
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Quality Management & Process Improvement
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Small Business Management
  • Financial Strategy
  • Financial Services
  • Strategy & Leadership for Accounting & Finance
  • Management accounting II
  • Taxation II
  • EU Law *
  • Administration Law *
  • Criminal Law *

*Only available to those students who elected to study Year 3 abroad and therefore did not take these any of these three modules in Year 3.

Advanced Entry applications are accepted to this course. For further information on how to make an Advanced Entry application, please visit our CAO Hub. A full list of courses open for Advanced Entry are listed on the CAO website.

The BSc Business and Law (TU904) is designed to equip graduates for an increasingly diverse and changing economy and as such the content and structure of the course evolve over time. In addition to taking advantage of immediate employment opportunities or further professional qualifications, graduates are also equipped to proceed to postgraduate studies leading to the award of MSc, MPhil or PhD at research institutes and universities worldwide.

TU Code



Level 8


Bachelor of Science (Honours)


4 years

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