Law - Pathways

University College Cork


Course Name Law - Pathways
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code CK301
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) Cork City
Qualification Letters BCL, BCL (Clinical), BCL (International) [Hons]
Duration 3 or 4 years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English and another language.
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+To compete for a place as a school leaver, an applicant must satisfy the minimum entry requirements as well as any specific programme requirements, and then compete on the basis of the results obtained in their school leaving examinations.


Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP

Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28

LCVP can be counted for points scoring purposes only and cannot be counted as one of the six subjects to satisfy minimum entry requirements.
QQI FET Applicants General Information

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Entry to degree programmes at UCC is available on a competitive basis to students who present with a recognised QQI award. For a full list of linked programmes, and the relevant QQI FET requirements, see e...

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Mature Applicants

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UCC reserves places for mature students on almost all undergraduate degree programmes. Mature students do not need Leaving Certificate points to enter UCC. However, some degree programmes have specific educational requirements and i...

Alternative Entry For information on alternative entry go to:
Higher Education Access Route HEAR Web Page - Click Here
Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
Recognition of Prior Learning RPL Web Page - Click Here
Number of Places Approx. Intake 92
Mature Entry Places 18
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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

Entry to Law at UCC through the BCL (Pathways) entry route provides students with a gateway to the study of law and allows each student to shape his or her own experience. At the core of the three programmes on offer is the development...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Year 1 Modules:
CORE: LW1154 Law of Contract (10 credits); LW1153 Criminal Law (10 credits); LW1104 Foundations of the Legal System (5 credits); LW1156 Legal Research and Writing (5 credits); LW1112 Constitutional and Institutional Law of the Europ...

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Careers or Further Progression

Many graduates are currently working as solicitors in top law firms. Others choose to pursue study abroad, to work with the Human Rights Commission, the Department of Foreign Affairs, or within academia.

While many graduates pursue the...

Further Enquiries BCL – Catherine O'Sullivan

BCL (Clinical) – Dorothy Appelbe

BCL (International) – Prof Deirdre Madden
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Points History
Year Points
2019 476
2018 495
2017 480