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Application Deadline Extended for UCC Evening Law Degree!

9 Jun 2021

The UCC School of Law is delighted to announce that applications have been extended for the next intake of our Evening BCL degree. The new deadline to apply for the 2021 intake is Friday 9 July 2021 at 4pm.

If you have already applied for the September 2021 intake of the programme, your application is currently being processed and you will hear from us shortly.

About the Evening Law degree at UCC 

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, which leads to a BCL degree, will commence in September 2021.

Are you seeking a career change, perhaps to one of the legal professions, or would a law degree enhance your current employment prospects? Maybe you’re keen to gain insight into the application of law to business, current affairs or society in general, or want to strengthen your communication and advocacy skills. Whatever your reason for pursuing a law degree, whether you are a graduate in another discipline or new to third level education, the Evening BCL at UCC could be the perfect choice for you.

After completing the first two years of study, you will be awarded a Diploma in Law (Dip. L.). You may choose to end your studies at this point, or join the majority of our students who go on to complete the BCL.

What our students say

Many of our graduates are now successfully practicing as solicitors and barristers.  Others use the degree to open up new opportunities for their careers in other fields.  Whatever their ultimate career path, our students really enjoy the course, like Pippa Willows, current Evening BCL student, who offers this advice to anyone considering it:

Go for it! If this is something that has been niggling at the back of your mind for a while, just do it! It is not easy but it is so worth it. The experiences you will be offered, the opportunities that you can avail of, the people you meet and the self-confidence you gain. Now is your time!

Apply now!

Entry is open to mature EU students only, who have reached 21 years old on or before 1st January 2021. 

Further information on entry requirements and how to apply are available on the UCC admissions page:


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