Course Description

BA in Legal Studies

The philosophy of this programme is to provide students with an appropriate base of relevant study in the area of law. The aims of the programme are:

  • To develop the students intellectual capacity and their practical skills in analysing legal problems
  • To provide students with a sound theoretical framework and a comprehensive perspective of the legal system
  • To give the students an appreciation of how the different sources of law interrelate
  • To give an appreciation of how the international legal system operates

The objectives of the BA in Legal Studies are that on graduation students will have:

  • A clear understanding of the fundamental principles of the branches of law dealt with on the syllabus
  • Be able to identify, analyse and find solutions to legal problems
  • Be able to express opinions on legal issues with conciseness and clarity
  • Be able to assist in the management and function of a legal practice
  • Have a clear understanding of the fundamental rights and duties of the State and of individuals
  • Understand the sources and regulatory framework of EU law and its impact on domestic law
  • An ability to express legal terms in a manner that is understood by all
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CollegeDublin Business School (DBS)
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 2
Course CategoryLegal Studies, Law
Course TypeClassroom Based
Course QualificationOrdinary Bachelor Degree
Awarding BodyQQI
Awarding Body DetailsBA in Legal Studies
Course DurationThree years
Course TimeFull time, beginning September 2019
Course Fee5,795
Entry Requirements5 O6/H7, to include English or another language
Carear PathBecause of the broad spectrum of subjects studied, career opportunities for legal studies graduates are numerous. The wide-ranging nature of knowledge and skills gained by such graduates makes them an attractive proposition for any prospective employer. Graduates have the opportunity to add value for both employers and themselves on a daily basis. They can test theories, apply concepts and undertake practical project work. Many will pursue a professional legal qualification either as solicitors (Law Society) or barristers (Kings Inns). The BA in Legal Studies enables students to sit the Law Society’s entrance examinations and students may also apply for entry to the Kings Inns Diploma course. Others may wish to professionally qualify outside the jurisdiction in England & Wales or indeed the US. Graduates may also pursue Legal Executive qualifications through the Institute of Legal Executives. Students wishing to pursue further qualifications can proceed to postgraduate programmes up to Masters Level or beyond. Regardless of career choices, students’ legal training is certain to provide prospective employers or institutions of further study with a solid platform from which to recruit.
Course CodeDB582
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