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Pre-University Law with Politics

Legal Studies 5M3789 or General Studies 5M3114

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COURSE CONTENT

The following modules will be offered in 2022, subject to availability and demand:

 

  • Criminal Law
  • Political Studies
  • European Studies
  • Business Law
  • Legal Practice and Procedures
  • Word Processing
  • Work Experience
  • Communications
  • Research and Study Skills
  • Criminology
  • Family Law
  • Conflict Resolution

WHAT IS PRE-UNIVERSITY LAW WITH POLITICS?

This one-year course will prepare participants for entrance into Law and Arts programmes in Irish universities and colleges. It will also prepare students to work in a legal environment both in Ireland and abroad. This law course option is available with political studies. Law and politics are two distinctive disciplines that are often intrinsically connected. Students will have the opportunity to explore legal and political theory while developing critical research and communication skills. Graduates with a degree in this area have a broad range of career options such in law, consultancy, public sector roles, political roles, public affairs and advocacy.

 

CERTIFICATION

  • QQI Level 5 in Legal Studies 5M3789 or General Studies 5M3114

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

There are places on Law and Legal Studies degrees in TCD, UCC, DCU, TU Dublin, Maynooth University incl. St. Patrick’s College Maynooth, Waterford Institute of Technology, Carlow IT, TU Dublin Tallaght, NUIG, DBS, Shannon College, Letterkenny IT. There are now over 175 places in First Arts in Maynooth University, 30 places in UCD as well as numerous places in DCU, UCC, Mater Dei, and many Institutes of Technology for students who hold a QQI qualification in Legal Studies. There are also many other opportunities in law or legal studies programmes in third level colleges all around Ireland. We also have, a very close link with Bangor University in Wales. In addition, there are opportunities in travel and tourism, European administration, local heritage concerns, the public sector as well as in the business world through insurance, banking, or international trade.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Leaving Cert or LCA
  • Mature students of all backgrounds
  • Other equivalent qualification

All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications.

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EXAMPLES OF HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRESSION:

DCU: DC295 Arts (Joint Honours) Politics (Level 8, 3 Years)

Maynooth: MH101 Arts with Law (Level 8, 3 years)

UCD: DN600 Law with Politics (Level 8, 4 Years)

UCD: DN530 History & Politics – Humanities (Level 8, 4 Years)

UCC: CK101 Arts – Politics (Level 8, 3 Years)

NUIG: GY132 Government (Politics, Economics & Law) (Level 8, 4 Years)

TCD: TR004 Law (Level 8, 4 Years)

Maynooth: MH501 Law (Level 8, 4 years)

LIST OF COURSE FEES

Exam Fee €50
Non-Refund €30 €30
Student Registration Fee €50
Specialist Course Fees 2022 €120
DCFE Total Fee €250

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