Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Law

Business, Accounting and Law

  • 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.

    The purpose of this programme is to enable learners to develop the skills required for engaging in critical analysis of laws and legal problem solving and to develop the skills and values necessary for legal professional practice, such as ethical values relevant to legal practice, and legal advocacy skills. The programme will also provide opportunities for students to develop the graduate attributes that are considered necessary for professional life in the legal profession.


    • 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)
    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)
    QQI Level 5-Full award with a minimum of eight modules. Distinctions required in three modules
    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.




    Induction for the 2022/2023 academic year takes place (online via Zoom) on Saturday 10th September from 930am to 1pm. In advance, you will be required to review Pre Induction reading material, available to you on

    During Induction, you will be given the opportunity to:

    • Meet your programme lecturers, programme co-ordinator and students
    • Overview of the programme handbook, programme’s modules, assessments and delivery timetable
    • Introduction to Athlone IT’s operating systems including MS Office, Zoom, Moodle etc
    • Outline of the learning supports available to you during the programme



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    4 Years

    Monday 7 pm to 9 pm
    Wednesday 7 pm to 9 pm

    Plus 2 Saturdays per semester Online (9 am – 1 pm).

    For online programmes, lectures will be delivered online and recordings of lectures will be available to view in the student’s own time.


    Semester 1 (2022)

    October 1st

    November 19th


    Monday 12th September 2022

    Programme Fee



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