School of Law


Evening BCL 2017-2021

Extended Registration Deadline Friday April 21st

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Evening BCL 2017-2021

Law and the Environment Conference 2017

Thursday April 27th 2017

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Law and the Environment Conference 2017

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The Evening BCL Degree at University College Cork is the longest running and most successful programme of its kind in Ireland.  Another four-year cycle of the programme, leading to a BCL degree, is planned to commence in September 2017 (subject to sufficient numbers).

After completing the first two years of study, students will be awarded a Diploma in Law (Dip. L.).  Although a student may decide to end his or her studies at this point, in practice the majority of students remain on to complete the BCL Degree Programme over a further two years.

Who should apply?

Applications are welcomed from those who have not yet had the opportunity to pursue third-level education, as well from graduates in other disciplines.  Applicants must be aged 21 years as of 1st January 2017.  The programme will be of interest to, amongst others, those who wish:

  • to enhance career prospects, whether in existing employment or a new career
  • to acquire an insight into the application of law to business, current affairs and society generally
  • to improve reasoning, communication and analytical skills


How to Apply

The application form for the course commencing in September 2017 is available here, either as a PDF or as a Word form.

EVENING BCL 2017-2021.doc (388kB) or EVENING BCL 2017-2021.pdf (437kB)

The Closing Date has been extended to 5pm on Friday 21st of April 2017.

Completed forms should be returned to the Admissions Offices. 


Key Dates

Deadline for Applications:   Extended to 5pm on Friday 21st of April 2017.

Assessment Test:                 7pm, Tuesday, April 4th 2017 in ALG30, Áras na Laoi, UCC

A second assessment test for those applying by the extended closing date will take place at 7pm on Wednesday 26th April 2017 in ALG30 Lecture Theatre, Áras na Laoi.

Applicants will not receive separate notification of the test after the closing date.


The School of Law, based in Áras na Laoi, is located at No. 02 on the campus map, see:


Further Information

Full details of the current Evening BCL programme such as course delivery and core modules are available here.

If you have further queries about the application process, please contact the Manager of the School of Law, Ms Mags Walsh on or 021-4903414 


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