Law - Civil Law

NUI Galway


Course Name Law - Civil Law
Course Provider NUI Galway
Course Code GY251
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Galway City
Qualification Letters BCL (Hons)
Duration 3 years
Entry Requirements

Expand+General Entry Requirements

Students must normally have attained the age of 17 by 15 January following entry, e.g. for entry 2015, date of birth must be on or before 15 January 1999. If a student under that age seeks to enter the University, s...

Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements

Expand+Minimum HC3 in two subjects and passes in four other subjects at H or O level in the Leaving Certificate including: Irish, English, another language and any three other subjects recognised for entry purposes.

For holders of the Iris...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Points Awarded for LCVP Link Modules by NUI Galway
Distinction 70
Merit 50
Pass 30

Note: While Link Modules are acceptable for points scoring purposes, they may not be counted as one of the six subjects to satisfy minimum entry / matriculation requirements. Students will have the opportunity to use their points allocation for the Link Modules as one of their six subjects for the purposes of calculating points.
Mature Applicants

Expand+Mature – Applying on the Grounds of Mature Years

If you are at least 23 years of age on or before 1 January 2015 and if your school leaving examination results do not meet normal matriculation and entry requirements, you may apply on the grounds ...

Alternative Entry

Expand+Minimum A-Level Grades: ABB & c(AS) or equivalent combination

GCE/GCSE A-Levels Applicants

NUI Galway welcomes applicants presenting General Certificate of Education (GCE) and General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) r...

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Number of Places Average intake: 50
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CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Normal Application (online or paper): Fee €40 Closing Date: 1 Feb 2015 (5:15 pm)
Online discounted rate: Fee: €25 Closing Date: 20 Jan 2015 (5:15 pm)
Late online application: Fee: €50 Closing Date: 1 May 2015 (5:15 pm)
Late paper application: Fee:...

Course Content

Expand+The Bachelor of Civil Law programme is the traditional law degree, offering a rich curriculum of core and optional legal subjects. All students are encouraged and assisted in acquiring skills in legal analysis, legal research and written and oral com...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Year One
• Constitutional Law
• Contract Law
• Law of Torts
• Irish Legal System
• Intensive Legal Methods and Research
• Legal Procedure
• French / German / Italian or Family Law

Year Two
• Administrative Law
• Company Law
• Criminal La...

Comment Key Fact
The BCL offers extra-curricular opportunities to enhance your employability, including opportunities to volunteer with our Free Legal Advice Clinics, clinical legal placements, take up an internship in the United States and participate in mooting competitions. At the end of second year, students can choose to spend a year studying abroad
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Career Opportunities
The BCL degree provides excellent preparation for work in a legal advisory capacity in the private or public sector. Most graduates undertake professional training and qualify as a solicitor or barrister.

Further study can l...

Further Enquiries The School of Law
Tel: +353 91 492 752
International Students Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2015 440
2014 425
2013 415