Programme Details

The programmes listed lead to awards in the NFQ. The provider that offers the programme will have full details.




Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies

Programme Purpose

The Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies programme provides learners with exposure to the core areas of law in order to work as a legal practitioner or with legal knowledge in a commercial environment. This programme provides learners with an appropriate base of relevant study in the area of law and gives a solid grounding in the fundamentals of the legal profession for those who wish to progress this as a career. Learners analyse legal problems, receive sound knowledge on legal theoretical frameworks and gain a comprehensive perspective of the legal system. The module content is not only focused on domestic law but also exposes learners to an EU and global perspective reflecting the key issues within that subject area, in addition to the evolving issues likely to impact future legal regulation. In this way learners gain an appreciation of how the different sources of law interrelate and also an appreciation of how the international legal system aligns to this. Embedded within the programme is a skills pillar built into this programme aimed at developing competencies in learners, to enable them to face the challenges of working in a legal or commercial environment. On successful completion of the BA in Legal Studies, learners are entitled to enter the Award Stage of the Bachelor of Laws (Hons) programme, and on completion of 60 ECTS will be position to graduate from this Level 8 award.

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Dublin City

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Full Time

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Centres offering Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies

Name Address Contact Website
Dublin Business School Exams Office, 13/14 Aungier Street,, Dublin 2 , D02 WC04. 01 417 7500