Course Description

Bachelor of Arts in Law and Accounting

About you

You have an interest in both law and accounting and would like to pursue both subjects at University. You like reading, and have a mathematical mind. You like to solve problems, and are inquisitive. You are also self-disciplined and motivated. Designed as a joint honours degree, the BA in Law and Accounting offers you a full law degree and full accounting degree. Because at this stage, you may not know what career you would like to pursue, the BA Law and Accounting degree allows you to pursue either career, while using skills from both disciplines to enhance your chosen professional career path.

Why Study Law and Accounting at UL?

Within the business world a strong legal background assists the work of many accounting specialists. Equally, a firm grounding in all aspects of accounting, including taxation, deepens the lawyers understanding of business transactions. The course reflects a demanding, broad and practical programme of study which will provide you with a firm foundation in both law and accounting. The combination allows you to make your choice of profession when you have a better knowledge of your strengths and of the law and accounting disciplines.

What you will study

The programme is four years in duration. During the first four semesters, in addition to studying the core subjects of Law and Accounting, you will also study Economics, Taxation and Mathematics. In semester 2 of 3rd year, an eight-month period of Cooperative Education provides you with an opportunity to apply the theory you have acquired in a practical work environment. You return to campus at the beginning of Year 4 and continue with your studies in the core subjects of Law and Accounting. In each of these final two semesters, you will choose five modules from a variety of subjects to maximise your exposure to either Law or Accounting, or any combination of both disciplines that suits your needs. You also have the opportunity to undertake a Final Year Project, which is a research project on a topic of your choosing.

CollegeUniversity of Limerick
Course LocationLimerick
Course CategoryAccountancy, Finance
Course QualificationHonours Bachelor Degree
Awarding BodyUniversity of Limerick
Course Duration4 years
Course FeePOA
Entry RequirementsApplicants are required to hold at the time of enrolment the established Leaving Certificate (or an approved equivalent) with a minimum of six subjects which must include: Two H5 (Higher level) grades and Four O6 (Ordinary level) grades or four H7 (Higher Level) grades. Subjects must include Mathematics, Irish or another language, and English. In addition, applicants must hold at least an O4/H7 grade in Mathematics. We welcome applications from mature students. Mature applicants must apply through the Central Applications Office (CAO) by 1 February.
Carear PathThis degree will equip you for a variety of careers where you will be able to make use of the skills and knowledge acquired in the programme, including Chartered Accountant Financial Accountant Solicitor Barrister-at-Law Funds Manager Financial Analyst Corporate Banker Legal Advisor Accountant Investment Manager Taxation Advisor Insurance Claims Management Civil Service Manager Teacher Asset Leasing Manager Equity Trader Compliance Officer Academic lecturer (3rd level)
Course CodeLM020
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University of Limerick

Castletroy, Limerick City, Limerick, Republic of Ireland. Eircode: V94 T9PX

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