Legal Studies

Institute of Technology Carlow - Carlow Campus

 

Course Name Legal Studies
Course Provider Institute of Technology Carlow - Carlow Campus
Course Code CW706
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Qualifications
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Level 6 Higher Certificate (Level 6 NFQ)  More info... Major Institute of Technology Carlow Level 6 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Carlow Town
Duration 2 Years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements 5 O6/H7

English or Irish: O6/H7
Maths: O6/H7
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

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A bonus of 25 points continues to be allocated to applicants who achieve a Grade H6 or better in higher Mathematics. This means that the maximum cumulative Leaving Certificate points total will increase from...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP

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Entry requirements – Honours Bachelor Degrees – NFQ Level 8
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QQI-FET (FETAC)
Students who have completed a full QQI-FET award at Level 5, and achieved at least three distinctions, are eligible to apply through CAO for entry to Year 1 on to Level 6, 7 and 8
courses. Students who have completed ...

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Mature Applicants

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Mature Student Applicants
Mature student applicants must be 23 years of age, or over, on 1st January of the year of entry to a course. Mature student applicants w...

Alternative Entry

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Applications will also be considered from applicants holding qualifications other than Leaving Certificate. Such applicants should also apply via the CAO. Applicants should tick the relevant box/ boxes for special categorie...

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Number of Places 20
Course Fee

Expand+Schedule of Fees 2021/22 Undergraduates

* Fees may be subject to change in 2022/23

Certificate Year 1
Maintenance Grant Holder Tuition Fee NIL Student Contribution NIL Total Due NIL
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Financial Support

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All students are required to pay the Student Contribution Fee. Students who do not have the means to afford this payment are entitled to apply for assistance in the form of a grant from the government. The Department of Education a...

CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Entry 2021

Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2021 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2021 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2021 CA...

Course Content

Expand+What is Legal Studies?
Knowledge of the law and legal systems is important for people in many walks of life. Many professionals need to understand what the legal system is, how it works and how it assists people in asserting their rights. Legal stu...

Subjects Taught What subjects will I study?
YEAR 1
Mandatory Subjects
The Irish Legal System
Financial Accounting 1
Business Applications
Legal Office Systems
Business Law
Management
Legal Research and Communications

YEAR 2
Mandatory Subjects
Criminal Law
Law of Tort
Constitutional Law
Legal Practice and Procedure
Principles of Property Law

Plus Any Two Electives
Financial Accounting 2
Constitutional Law
Human Resource Management
Marketing
Comment SPECIAL FEATURES
• This course provides the core stream of law modules combined with transferable business skills, providing graduates with a wide choice of options for a diverse range of careers or further study.

• Modules in legal research and writing provide students with the skills required by this discipline for independent learning and research.
Careers or Further Progression

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Graduates of the Higher Certificate course have many diverse career options available to them including legal roles such as: legal executive, law clerk or legal secretary. There are also a range of diverse careers available in ...

Further Enquiries Programme Director
Eimear Lane, BComm (Hons), Dip LS, PD T & EP, PG Dip, Solicitor
E: eimear.lane@itcarlow.ie
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Points History
Year Points
2021 174
2020 163
2019 196