Entry Points (2018)
451

Course Overview

Students can focus their studies on the law to maximise their understanding of the legal process. Students can tailor this degree to particular areas of law that interest them. Students who wish to qualify professionally as a solicitor or a barrister will have completed the modules required by the Law Society and the Honourable Society of King’s Inns. Students can study abroad at partner institutions around the world, giving them the opportunity to experience legal education in an international setting and to gain a different perspective on the law.

Throughout the programme there is an emphasis on acquiring the fundamental practical skills required of lawyers – legal research, writing, oral presentation and advocacy.

Applications and Selections

Who Teaches this Course

Requirements and Assessment

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

Minimum Grade H5 in two subjects and passes in four other subjects at O6/H7 level in the Leaving Certificate including Irish, English, another language and any three other subjects recognised for entry purposes.

Additional Requirements

Duration

4 years

Next start date

September 2019

A Level Grades (2018)

nuigalway.ie/alevels

Average intake

60

Closing Date

NFQ level

Mode of study

ECTS weighting

Award

CAO

GY251

Course code

Course Outline

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Constitutional Law Administrative Law Study Abroad Land Law
Contract Law Company Law OR Equity Law
Tort Law Criminal Law Professional Work Placement Jurisprudence
Understanding the Law European Union Law   Guided Research Essay
Legal Skills    Evidence Law  
Choose one of the following Specialist Streams:
Optional Modules:
Mooting   Stream 1 – Business and Commercial Law
 French/German/Spanish or Family Law
Optional Modules:
  Stream 2 – Public Law, Risk and Regulation
   French/German/Spanish   Stream 3 – Human Rights, Crime and Equality
  Health Law   Stream 4 – International, Comparative and Transnational Law
  Housing Law   Stream 5 – Language
  Information Technology Law   Stream 6 - General
  Intellectual Property Law    
  Media Law    

Specialist Streams

Stream 1 – Business and Commercial Law

Banking Law
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Medical Device Law & Regulation
Labour Law I
Labour Law II
Commercial Law
EU Competition law
International Trade Law
Law and Economics
Industrial and Intellectual Property Law
English Land Law

Stream 2 – Public Law, Risk and Regulation

Criminal Justice
Environmental Law I
Environmental Law II
Criminology
Health Law & Policy
Housing Law & Policy
Medical Device Law and Regulation
Information Technology Law
Industrial and Intellectual Property Law
Media Law
Admin Law II
Street Law

Stream 3 – Human Rights, Crime and Equality

Health Law & Policy
Criminal Justice
Criminology
Family Law
Labour Law I
Housing Law & Policy
Applied Legal Theory
European Human Rights 1
European Human Rights 2
Comparative Disability Law
Public International Law
International Human Rights 1
International Human Rights 2 (new)
Jurisprudence II
Street Law

Stream 4 – International, Comparative and Transnational Law

Comparative Disability Law
Applied Legal Theory
Public International Law
Comparative Law
International Trade Law
European Human Rights 1
European Human Rights 2 (New)
EU Competition Law
International Human Rights 1
International Human Rights 2 (new)
English Land Law

Stream 5 – Language

One of the following language modules are compulsory within this stream. Note: the language stream must be selected from the beginning, Year 1, of your Programme.

Legal French
Legal German
Spanish

Students will choose from Law & Business modules available to meet the 60 credits (ECTS) requirement per year.

Stream 6 – General

Students can choose from a variety of available modules to meet the 60 credits (ECTS) requirement per year.

 

Curriculum Information

Curriculum information relates to the current academic year (in most cases).
Course and module offerings and details may be subject to change.

Glossary of Terms

Credits
You must earn a defined number of credits (aka ECTS) to complete each year of your course. You do this by taking all of its required modules as well as the correct number of optional modules to obtain that year's total number of credits.
Module
An examinable portion of a subject or course, for which you attend lectures and/or tutorials and carry out assignments. E.g. Algebra and Calculus could be modules within the subject Mathematics. Each module has a unique module code eg. MA140.
Subject
Some courses allow you to choose subjects, where related modules are grouped together. Subjects have their own required number of credits, so you must take all that subject's required modules and may also need to obtain the remainder of the subject's total credits by choosing from its available optional modules.
Optional
A module you may choose to study.
Required
A module that you must study if you choose this course (or subject).
Required Core Subject
A subject you must study because it's integral to that course.
Semester
Most courses have 2 semesters (aka terms) per year, so a three-year course will have six semesters in total. For clarity, this page will refer to the first semester of year 2 as 'Semester 3'.

Year 2 (60 Credits)

Optional LW343: International Protection Of Human Rights - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW354: Media Law - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW357: Environmental Law I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW513: Evidence I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW212: Labour Law I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW3104: Applied Legal Theory - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW213: Legal French I - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW405: Health Law & Policy - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional GR208: Legal German - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW333: Comparative Competition Law - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW374: Banking Law - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW371: Alternative Dispute Resolution - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required LW3108: Legal Methods and Research II - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required LW337: Administrative Law I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required LW301: Criminal Law I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required LW427: European Union Law I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required LW229: Company Law I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW356: Industrial And Intellectual Property Law - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional LW358: Environmental Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional LW370: Comparative Disability Law - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional LW514: Evidence II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional LW385: European Human Rights - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional LW216: Labour Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional LW326: Comparative Law - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional LW127: Family Law - 10 Credits - Semester 4
Optional LW3105: Medical Device Law and Regulation - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional LW365: Criminology - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional LW3119: Jurisprudence - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional LW394: Criminal Justice - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional LW364: International Trade Law - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required LW422: Administrative Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required LW264: Essay - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required LW304: Criminal Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required LW428: European Union Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required LW231: Company Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Year 3 (60 Credits)

Optional LW343: International Protection Of Human Rights - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW513: Evidence I - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW339: Independent Research - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW212: Labour Law I - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW357: Environmental Law I - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW354: Media Law - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW3104: Applied Legal Theory - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW405: Health Law & Policy - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional GR317: Legal German - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW383: Information Technology Law - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW232: Housing Law & Policy - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW374: Banking Law - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW371: Alternative Dispute Resolution - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW333: Comparative Competition Law - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Required LW263: Equity I - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Required LW225: Land Law I - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW370: Comparative Disability Law - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional LW358: Environmental Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional LW356: Industrial And Intellectual Property Law - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional LW398: English Land Law - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional LW514: Evidence II - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional LW216: Labour Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional LW380: Legal French II - 10 Credits - Semester 6
Optional LW385: European Human Rights - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional LW326: Comparative Law - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional LW323: Public International Law - 10 Credits - Semester 6
Optional LW3105: Medical Device Law and Regulation - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional LW3119: Jurisprudence - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional LW364: International Trade Law - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional LW365: Criminology - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional LW394: Criminal Justice - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Required LW497: Essay - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Required LW226: Land Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Required LW265: Equity II - 5 Credits - Semester 6

Further Education

Further study can lead to the LLM or PhD degrees. The PhD is undertaken by research and the taught LLM programmes on offer include LLMs in Public Law; International and Comparative Business Law; International Human Rights Law; Peace Operations; International Criminal Law; and Disability Law.

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

Students who wish to qualify professionally as a solicitor or a barrister will have completed the modules required by the Law Society and the Honourable Society of King’s Inns.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes

 

Work Placement

Students will have the opportunity to engage in a professional work placement in a leading law firm, a corporate firm or a public sector organisation. Students on placement will see application of the law in action, and thereby supplementing their academic legal education with practical experience.

Study Abroad

Students can study abroad at partner institutions around the world, giving them the opportunity to experience legal education in an international setting and to gain a different perspective on the law. More information on these opportunities is on our International Study page.

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€6,817 p.a. 2018/19

Fees: Tuition

€3,593 p.a. 2018/19

Fees: Student Contribution

€3,000 p.a. 2018/19

Fees: Student levy

€224 p.a. 2018/19

Fees: Non EU

€12,750 p.a. 2018/19
EU Fees 2018/19:
- Tuition: may be paid by the Irish Government on your behalf if you qualify for free tuition fees see - free fee initiative.
- Student Contribution: €3,000 - payable by all students but may by paid by SUSI if you apply and are deemed eligible for a means tested SUSI grant.
- Student Levy:  €224 - payable by all students and is not covered by SUSI.

Find out More

The School of Law
T +353 91 492 752
E law@nuigalway.ie
www.nuigalway.ie/law

What Our Students Say

Ferdia

Ferdia Breathnach |   BCL

“Studying Civil Law in NUI Galway afforded me the opportunity to delve deep into the law and initially focus on a wide range of subjects. I studied the foundations of law and formed a great understanding of the core principles and subjects that are a pre-requisite for any future career in law and have stood me in good stead to this day. The option now of the Clinical Legal Education course provided by the School of Law enables students to undergo invaluable practical experience of working in various careers in law and this opportunity should be encouraged and availed of.”
Peo

Peo Mosepele |   BCL

“This course is extremely interesting and offers a lot of diverse opportunities to students. The lectures are often interactive which makes them enjoyable to attend. Additionally, the lecturers are very approachable and always willing to help. One of the fantastic opportunities the degree has offered me was the ability to spend a year studying abroad in Southern Utah University in the US. This allowed me to broaden my experience in a unique and very interesting way. Studying Law in NUIG was one of the best decisions of my life and I would highly recommend it to anyone.”