2021/2022

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

NFQ Level 8, Major Award

Last updated on 21 September 2021

Note: Every effort has been made to ensure that the programme and module content as described in the University's Calendar and Book of Modules for the 2021-22 academic year are accurate. However, due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, no guarantee is given that programme/module content, delivery and assessment may not be altered, cancelled, replaced, augmented or otherwise amended. Any changes will ensure the same competencies and Learning Outcomes are met. Programme and/or Module Coordinators will communicate any such changes to students.

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)
¹LW1112 Constitutional and Institutional Law of the European Union (5 credits) OR
¹LW1114 Droit institutionnel de l'Union européenne (5 credits)
LW1154 Law of Contract (10 credits)
²LW1161 Constitutional Law: Fundamental Rights (5 credits) plus
²LW1162 Constitutional Law: Institutions of Government (5 credits) OR
²LW1163 Dlí Bunreachtúil: Bunchearta (5 credits) plus
²LW1164 Dlí Bunreachtúil: Institiúidí an Rialtais (5 credits)
MG1000 Foundations of Management and Organisational Behaviour (5 credits)

Note:
¹ LW1112 and LW1114 comprise the same module in English (LW1112) and in French (LW1114). Students may register for either LW1112 or LW1114 but not both.
² 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 2021/2022 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2021/2022.

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)
EC2211 Economics - Production and Costs (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)

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 2021/2022 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2021/2022.

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)
IS3001 IS Solutions for the Digital Enterprise (5 credits)
IS3320 Designing and Using Management Information Systems (5 credits)
LW2252 Law of Property (10 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)
MG2008 Business Ethics and Governance (5 credits)

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 2021/2022 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2021/2022.

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 credits of Law) and core modules to the value of 10 credits in Business and a minimum of 10 more elective credits of Business (making a total of at least 20 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 30 credits as follows:
EC4213 Law and Economics of EU Competition Policy (5 credits)
EC4214 Law and Economics of Competition and Regulation (5 credits)
LW3307 Moot Court (Law and Business) (5 credits)
LW3352 Law of Equity (10 credits)
LW3367 Jurisprudence (5 credits)

Elective Modules:
Students take modules to the value of 30 credits from the list of electives set out below of which students must choose a minimum of 5 credits Law and a minimum of 10 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)
EC4211 Economics of the Labour Market (5 credits)
EC4212 Behavioural Economics in Labour Markets (5 credits)
EC4215 Business Econometrics 1 (5 credits)
EC4220 Economics of Strategic Behaviour (5 credits)
FE4008 Food Security and the Developing World (5 credits)
FE4015 Co-operative Enterprise (5 credits)
IS4445 Principles of Interaction Design (5 credits)
IS4446 Advanced Interaction Design (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)
LW2216 Humanitarianism and the Law (5 credits)
LW2263 Law of Public Administration (5 credits)
LW2264 Administrative Law: Grounds of Judicial Review (5 credits)
LW2269 Privacy and Data Protection Law (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)
LW3308 Alternative Dispute Resolution (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)
MG3012 Enterprise and Innovation (5 credits)
MG3013 Marketing Communications (5 credits)
MG3018 Human Resource Management (5 credits)
MG4004 Project Management (5 credits)
MG4036 Strategic Management (5 credits)
MG4048 Digital Marketing (5 credits)
MG4051 Innovation Management and Organisational Change (5 credits)
MG4052 Management in Practice (5 credits)
MG4402 Leadership and Organisational Dynamics (5 credits)

Note:

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 2021/2022 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2021/2022.

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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