2019/2020

BCL (Hons) (Law and Business) Degree [CK307]

NFQ Level 8, Major Award

Last updated on 20 December 2019

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.

First Year - BCL (Law and Business)

First Year consists of core modules to the value of 60 credits (35 credits Law; 25 credits Business). In order to be admitted to the First University Examination in Law and Business, a student must have satisfactorily attended prescribed modules to the value of 60 credits as follows:

Core Modules
AC1102 Financial Accounting (5 credits)
EC1207 Principles of the Micro Economy (5 credits)
EC1208 Principles of the Macro Economy (5 credits)
IS1105 Business Information Systems (5 credits)
LW1001 Legal Writing (5 credits)
LW1104 Foundations of the Legal System (5 credits)
LW1112 Constitutional and Institutional Law of the European Union (5 credits)
LW1154 Law of Contract (10 credits)
¹LW1161 Constitutional Law: Fundamental Rights (5 credits) plus
¹LW1162 Constitutional Law: Institutions of Government (5 credits) OR
¹LW1163 Dlí Bunreachtúil: Bunchearta (5 credits) plus
¹LW1164 Dlí Bunreachtúil: Institiúidí an Rialtais (5 credits)
MG1000 Foundations of Management and Organisational Behaviour (5 credits)

Note:
¹ LW1161 and LW1163 comprise the same module in English (LW1161) and as Gaeilge (LW1163). Students may register for either LW1161 or LW1163 but not both. LW1162 and LW1164 comprise the same module in English (LW1162) and as Gaeilge (LW1164). Students may register for either LW1162 or LW1164 but not both.

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

Examinations
Full details of 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 First University Examination in Law and Business within three academic years from the date of first registration for First 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.

Second Year consists of core modules to the value of 60 credits (30 credits Law; 30 credits Business). In order to be admitted to the Second University Examination in Law a student must have: (a) passed the First University Examination in Law and Business; and (b) subsequently satisfactorily attended prescribed modules to the value of 60 credits as follows:

Core Modules
AC2204 Introduction to Management Accounting (5 credits)
AC2205 Intermediate Management Accounting (5 credits)
EC2204 Business Microeconomics 1 (5 credits)
IS2200 IS Analysis and Design for Business (5 credits)
LW1106 Law of Torts I (5 credits)
LW1107 Law of Torts II (5 credits)
LW1153 Criminal Law (10 credits)
LW2001 Clinical Legal Skills - Group Work and Presentation (5 credits)
LW2204 Economic Law of the European Union (5 credits)
MG1002 Foundations of Marketing (5 credits)
MG2001 People and Organisation (5 credits)

Placement Module in Fourth Year
Students who wish to take the elective module LW3407 Placement in Fourth Year must apply for a place on the module early in Semester 1 of Third Year. Selection of students for the module is made on a competitive basis. If selected, preparatory work for the placement will take place during Third Year and the placement is undertaken during the period, June to August, after the Third Year University Examination.

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

Examinations
Full details of 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 Second University Examination in Law and Business within three academic years from the date of first registration for Second 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.

Third Year consists of core modules to the value of 60 credits (30 credits Law; 30 credits Business). In order to be admitted to the Third University Examination in Law a student must have: (a) passed the Second University Examination in Law and Business; and (b) subsequently satisfactorily attended prescribed modules to the value of 60 credits as follows:

Core Modules
AC3302 Investment Appraisal (5 credits)
AC3304 Introduction to Pricing Assets and Valuation (5 credits)
EC2214 The Macroeconomic Environment in the Short Term (5 credits)
IS3320 Designing and Using Management Information Systems (5 credits)
IS3001 IS Solutions for the Digital Enterprise (5 credits)
LW2249 Law of Property I (5 credits)
LW2250 Law of Property II (5 credits)
LW2254 Commercial Law (10 credits)
LW3345 Company Law I: Fundamental Concepts and Doctrines (5 credits)
LW3346 Company Law II: Management, Finance and Insolvency (5 credits)
MG3019 Business Ethics (5 credits)

Placement Module in Fourth Year
Students who wish to take the elective module LW3407 Placement in Fourth Year must apply for a place on the module early in Semester 1 of Third Year. Selection of students for the module is made on a competitive basis. If selected, preparatory work for the placement will take place during Third Year and the placement is undertaken during the period, June to August, after the Third Year University Examination.

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

Examinations
Full details of 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 Third University Examination in Law and Business 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 - BCL (Law and Business)

Fourth Year consists of modules to the value of 60 credits comprising core modules to the value of 20 credits in Law and a minimum of 5 more elective credits of Law (making a total of at least 25 credit of Law) and a minimum of 20 elective credits of Business. In order to be admitted to the BCL (Law and Business) (Hons) Degree Examination, a student must have: (a) passed the Third University Examination in Law and Business; and (b) subsequently attended in a satisfactory manner prescribed modules to the value of 60 credits as follows:

Core Modules:
Students take core modules to the value of 20 credits as follows:
LW3303 Law of Equity: Doctrines and Remedies (5 credits)
LW3305 Law of Equity: Trusts (5 credits)
LW3307 Moot Court (Law and Business) (5 credits)
LW3367 Jurisprudence (5 credits)

Elective Modules:
Students take modules to the value of 40 credits from the list of electives set out below of which students must choose a minimum of 5 credits Law and a minimum of 20 credits Business.
AC4100 Management Accounting: Planning and Control (5 credits)
AC4101 Management Accounting: Performance and Decision Making (5 credits)
AC4407 Financial Reporting 1 (5 credits)
AC4408 Financial Reporting 2 (5 credits)
AC4409 Corporate Financing (5 credits)
EC4209 Government and the Macroeconomy (5 credits)
EC4210 Government and Business (5 credits)
EC4211 Economics of the Labour Market (5 credits)
EC4212 Behavioural Economics in Labour Markets (5 credits)
EC4215 Business Econometrics 1 (5 credits)
EC4216 Business Econometrics 2 (5 credits)
EC4220 Economics of Strategic Behaviour (5 credits)
FE4405 Food Choice Analysis (5 credits)
FE4008 Food Security and the Developing World (5 credits)
FE4015 Co-operative Enterprise (5 credits)
IS3302 Electronic Business Foundations (5 credits)
IS3303 Electronic Business (5 credits)
IS4443 Principles of Web Design for Business (5 credits)
IS4444 Introduction to Web Development for Business (5 credits)
LW2006 Law of Evidence I (5 credits)
LW2007 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)
LW3310 Advanced Constitutional Law (5 credits)
LW3316 Financial Services: Law and Regulation (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)
LW3407 Placement (5 credits)
MG2007 Enterprise Planning and Processes (5 credits)
MG3012 Enterprise and Innovation (5 credits)
MG3013 Marketing Communications (5 credits)
MG3014 Social Media Marketing Project (5 credits)
MG3018 Human Resource Management and Development (5 credits)
MG4004 Project Management (5 credits)
MG4036 Strategic Management (5 credits)
MG4040 Relationship Marketing (5 credits)
MG4045 Marketing and Society (5 credits)
MG4401 The Management of Organisational Change (5 credits)
MG4402 Leadership and Organisational Dynamics (5 credits)

Note:

Placement Module in Fourth Year
Students who wish to take the elective module LW3407 Placement in Fourth Year must apply for a place on the module early in Semester 1 of Third Year. Selection of students for the module is made on a competitive basis. If selected, preparatory work for the placement will take place during Third Year and the placement is undertaken during the period, June to August, after the Third Year University Examination.

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

Examinations
Full details of 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 (Law and Business) (Hons) 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) (NFQ Level 8, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:


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