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Law (LLB) with a Language / Dlí le Teanga

Course Title: Bachelor of Laws (LLB) with French, German or Spanish in Law (LLB) with a Language

2022 CAO Points: 357

Leaving Certificate Requirements:

Minimum Number of





Minimum Grade in


English or Irish



Other Grade Requirements

At least H4 in language of study: French, German, Spanish. 

QQI/FET Requirements:

QQI/FET Award Required

Additional Requirements

Level 5:


  • 5M2073 European Studies and Languages
  • 5M3789 Legal Studies


Level 6: Full level 6 award in a relevant discipline

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 6.5 overall (or equivalent) with nothing less than 6 in each component.

The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) with a language combines a full Irish law degree with the study of the law, language and culture of one of three European countries: France, Germany or Spain.  Students learn about legal rules and systems, why they exist, how they have developed and how they relate to social and economic goals. Whilst the focus is on Irish law, students will obtain a grounding in the law and legal system of one other European country. In addition, upon completion of the degree, students will have reached C1 standard in their chosen language on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

This course is recognised by King's Inns as a qualifying law degree for the purposes of admission to the Barrister at Law degree.

Study Abroad Opportunities

There is a mandatory year abroad under the Erasmus + course in year three. Students choose from a range of partner universities in France, Germany or Spain.

Graduates will be equipped to take up professional roles in a range of businesses, public services, non-governmental and European Institutions. The course also facilitates entry in to both branches of the Irish legal profession.

The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) with a language consists of 240 ECTS at level 8. Students take a minimum of 150 credits of law and a minimum of 70 credits of language over four years, including 40 credits at a partner university abroad. The subjects offered (10 credits each) are as follows:

  • Contract Law
  • Core Legal Skills
  • Criminal Law
  • French/German/Spanish 1A
  • French/German/Spanish Studies 1
  • Tort Law
  • Company Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • EU Law
  • French/German/Spanish 2A
  • French/German/Spanish Studies 2
  • Property Law
  • French/German/Spanish Language 3 (online)
  • Law/language (minimum 20 credits law, total 40 credits) at partner university
  • Legal Research Project
  • French/German/Spanish for professional purposes

Five additional modules chosen by students, of which 4 must be law. Options include:

  • Administrative Law
  • Art Heritage and History of France
  • Criminology
  • Employment Law
  • Equity
  • European Human Rights Law
  • Evidence
  • Family Law
  • French Literary and Critical Studies
  • German Literary and Critical Studies
  • Immigration Refugee and Asylum Law
  • Introduction to French/German/Spanish Liaison Translation and Interpreting
  • Introduction to French/German/Spanish Professional Translation
  • Jurisprudence
  • Media and IP Law
  • Prison Law and Prisoner’s Rights
  • Spanish Literary and Critical Studies

Please note, there is no advanced entry to this course.

On graduation, you may 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 Laws (LLB) with French, German or Spanish


4 years

Number of Places



City Centre: Grangegorman


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