Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Law

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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Law

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Aim of Programme

Aim of Programme

The programme is designed for those interested in Irish Law and legal studies who wish to develop their general knowledge of the basic concepts of Law.


  • 8
    NFQ Level
  • 240

Programme Content

Programme Content

Year 1

  • Irish Legal Systems
  • Legal Research/Writing and IT
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contract Law
  • Learning and Development for Higher Education

Year 2

  • Tort Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Employment Law
  • Administration Law

Year 3

  • Land Law
  • Equity Law
  • Company Law
  • European Law

Year 4

  • Family Law
  • Evidence Law
  • Human Rights Law
  • Jurisprudence

Exit Awards

Exit Awards

Exit awards are only available after years two and three to those who leave the Institute and do not intend to complete their studies on this programme.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements

Mature applicants (i.e over 23 years) or Leaving Certificate-Grade H5 at higher level in two subjects, plus Grade O6 at ordinary level in four other subjects in the Leaving Certificate. Two of these subjects must be Mathematics and a language(English or Irish) or QQI Level 5-Full award with a minimum of eight modules. Distinctions required in three modules or Recognition of Prior Learning (APL/APEL).



Graduates from the Honours Degree commonly choose to apply for postgraduate study at Blackhall Place in order to qualify as a solicitor, or, at the Kings Inn in order to qualify as a barrister. Upon successful completion graduates are exempt from the Law Society’s Preliminary examination. This degree is also approved by the Honorable Society of Kings Inns and graduates are eligible to sit the entrance examination to the Barrister at Law Degree Programme.



AIT Induction Sessions will take place on Friday 18th September 2020 6.00pm to 9.00pm, Saturday 19th September 2020, 9.30am to 12.30pm and 2.00pm to 5.00pm.

All registered students must attend one session, and you will be advised of your session when your application is processed. This is a face to face induction, where registered students will meet their lecturers and become acquainted with AIT operating systems, such as our online delivery platform, Moodle, Rules and Regulations etc.

All current regulations and public health guidelines in relation to social distancing will be in place at these sessions.




4 Years: 24 weeks per annum

Monday and Wednesday, 7.00pm – 9.00pm (Online) plus selected Saturdays in AIT 9.30am – 4.30pm


Year 1 only – in Athlone IT 9.30am – 4.30pm

Semester 1 (2020): October 3, October 17, October 31, November 14, November 28

Semester 2 (2021): January 23, March 20

Programme Fee

€2,500 per annum


Year 1: 7.00 pm Online
21 September 2020


Yvonne Sarsfield – [email protected]
Tel: +353 (0)90 648 3055