Law & Criminology

Maynooth University


Course Name Law & Criminology
Course Provider Maynooth University
Course Code MH502
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) Maynooth
Qualification Letters BCL
Duration Duration 3 years
Placement Option: Yes – subject to availability
Erasmus/Study Abroad Option: Yes
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements Leaving Certificate: 2H5 & 4O6/H7, Irish & English
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+Age Restrictions
In general, students must be 17 years or older by 15th January in the year after entry to the University. If you are younger, you must make a special application to the University’s President.

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Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) Link Modules
Points are awarded as follows:

Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28

Applicants can use their points allocation for the Link Modules as one of their best six subjects for the purpose of calculating points, but the Link Modules do not qualify as a subject for minimum entry requirement purposes.
QQI FET Applicants General Information

Expand+MH502 Law and Accounting/Business/Criminology/Arts
Level 5 or 6 places: 4
2019 QQI Points 390*
* Random Selection: not everyone on these points was admitted

If you have a relevant QQI/BTEC qualification, you can use this to apply to a degree pr...

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Mature Applicants

Expand+Maynooth University greatly values the particular contribution of mature students to the academic and social environment of the University. A mature student is 23 years or older by 1st January in the year of entry to the University. For part-time deg...

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Number of Places 2019: 150 (MH502)
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Financial Support For information on grants go to:
CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2020 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2020 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2020 CAO Handbook): F...

Course Content

Expand+Law is taken jointly with Criminology for the three years of the programme.

Students acquire a thorough grounding in the fundamental areas of legal study: including foundational legal principles; legal systems; and the role of Irish, European, an...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Course Structure
Law is taken jointly with Criminology for the 3 years of the programme

You will take 30 credits of Law, 15 credits of Criminology, and 1 Arts subject (or Critical Skills) in 1st year. Students who successfully complete the 1st ye...

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Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Options after graduation?
As a graduate of this programme you will be in a position to immediately enter professional training, either by sitting the Law Society of Ireland’s FE1 examinations for entry to the solicitors’ profession or the Honora...

Further Enquiries Contact us Maynooth University Department of Law, New House
+ 353 1 474 7265
International Students Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2019 410
2018 420
2017 413