2019/2020

BCL (Hons) (International) Degree [CK306]*

NFQ Level 8, Major Award


* The BCL (International) is being phased out to be replaced by BCL (Pathways) (CK301)

WORKLOAD GUIDELINE
Where a programme contains elective modules it is recommended that students do not take any more than 40 credits in any semester. Students are therefore advised to choose their modules so that the workload is evenly spread throughout the year.

BCL (International) First Year students repeating in 2018/19, please see entry for BCL (Pathways) (CK301) First Year.

BCL (International) Second Year students repeating in 2018/19 please see entry for BCL (Pathways) (CK301) Second Year - BCL International.

Students in this programme must attend an approved European or Canadian or North American or Chinese university law school on a full-time basis for one academic year between the completion of the Second University Examination in BCL (Hons) (International) and the commencement of the Final Year BCL (Hons) (International). The choice of courses to be followed abroad is to be made in consultation with and under the direction of the Head of the School of Law in UCC or his/her delegate. Registration for the Fourth Year BCL (Hons) (International) programme in UCC must directly follow the year spent abroad.

Three Year Rule

Students must pass the Third University Examination in BCL (Hons) (International) within three academic years from the date of first registration for Third Year. Failure to comply with this rule would mean that the student would be ineligible to proceed further with his/her studies. Exceptions to this rule may be granted by the School of Law only for very serious reasons.

Fourth Year consists of core modules to the value of 25 credits and elective modules to the value of 35 credits. In order to be admitted to the BCL (Hons) (International) Degree Examination, a student must have: (a) passed the Third University Examination in BCL (Hons) (International); and (b) subsequently satisfactorily attended prescribed modules to the value of 60 credits as follows:

Core Modules
LW3303 Law of Equity: Doctrines and Remedies (5 credits)
LW3305 Law of Equity: Trusts (5 credits)
LW3360 Moot Court (10 credits)
LW3367 Jurisprudence (5 credits)

and modules to the value of 35 credits to be chosen from the following (other than those previously selected):

Elective Modules
LW2006 The Law of Evidence I (5 credits)
LW2007 The Law of Evidence II (5 credits)
LW2207 International Human Rights Law (5 credits)
LW2208 Law of the European Convention on Human Rights (5 credits)
LW2211 Principles of Public International Law (5 credits)
LW2212 Public International Law: Application and Selected Issues (5 credits)
LW2263 Law of Public Administration (5 credits)
LW2264 Administrative Law: Grounds of Judicial Review (5 credits)
LW2267 Social Inclusion and the Law (5 credits)
LW2269 Privacy and Data Protection Law (5 credits)
LW2270 Intellectual Property and Cybercrime in a Digital World (5 credits)
LW2275 Family Law: Child Law (5 credits)
LW2276 Family Law: Family Relationships (5 credits)
LW3301 Employment Law: Contracts, Rights and Termination (5 credits)
LW3302 Employment Law: Employee Protection, Equality and Industrial Relations (5 credits)
LW3316 Financial Services: Law and Regulation (5 credits)
LW3317 Banking Law (5 credits)
LW3345 Company Law I: Fundamental Concepts and Doctrines (5 credits)
LW3346 Company Law II: Management, Finance and Insolvency (5 credits)
LW3347 Contemporary Issues in Corporate Law (5 credits)
LW3366 Advanced Legal Reasoning (5 credits)
LW3368 Principles of Revenue Law (5 credits)
LW3369 Income Tax Law (5 credits)
LW3370 Sports Law (5 credits)
LW3371 Sources and Foundations of Environmental Law (5 credits)
LW3372 Environmental Law: Contemporary Issues in Governance, Regulation and Enforcement (5 credits)
LW3373 Sports Law Clinic (5 credits)
LW3404 Medical Law and Ethics (5 credits)
LW3405 Medical Law: Regulation of Healthcare (5 credits)

or modules to the value of 25 credits from the foregoing and modules to the value of 10 credits to be chosen from the following:

Elective Modules
AC2204 Introduction to Management Accounting (5 credits) and
AC2205 Intermediate Management Accounting (5 credits)
CH2107 Chinese Language (Mandarin) Level 2 (10 credits)
CH3020 Chinese Language (Mandarin) Level 2.5 (5 credits) plus
GV2239 Chinese Politics (5 credits)
¹FR4101 Advanced Use of French (10 credits)
GA3001 Úsáid agus Cruinneas na Gaeilge (10 credits)
GE3101 Advanced Integrated German Language Course (10 credits)
IT3101 Advanced Italian Language (10 credits)

Note:

  1. FR4101 Advanced Use of French (10 credits) may only be taken with the permission of the Head of the Department of French.

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2019/2020 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2019/2020.

Three Year Rule
Students must pass the BCL (Hons) (International) Degree Examination within three academic years from the date of first registration for Fourth Year. Failure to comply with this rule would mean that the student would be ineligible to proceed further with his/her studies. Exceptions to this rule may be granted by the School of Law, only for very serious reasons.

Programme Learning Outcomes for BCL (Hons) (International) (NFQ Level 8, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:


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