Higher Certificate Legal Studies CW706
- NFQ Level 6
- 2 Years
- Further Studies
- Career Prospects
- Entry Requirements
What is the Course about?
Knowledge of the law and legal systems is important for people in many walks of life. Many professionals need to understand what the legal system is, how it works and how it assists people in asserting their rights. Legal studies provides the professional and scholarly skills necessary for a general understanding of the law as well as for law-related careers, public service, or further graduate level study.
This two-year programme in Legal Studies will equip students with a broad knowledge of the Irish legal system and of the fundamental legal principles and subjects. There are two broad themes running through the course: Law and transferable Business Skills.
Students will take modules on the core law subjects of Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, the Law of Torts, Contract Law, Land Law and Legal Research & Communications. In addition, the programme also provides some non-law subjects that are designed to improve students IT, communications and office management skills and these business modules include: Information Technology; Management; Accounting; Marketing and Human Resources Management.
- This programme provides the core stream of law modules combined with transferable business skills, providing graduates with a wide choice of options for a diverse range of careers or further study.
- Modules in legal research and writing provide students with the skills required by this discipline for independent learning and research.
What follow-on study opportunities are available?
Graduates of this programme who obtain an overall pass will be eligible to apply to progress to Year 2 of the Honours Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (CW708).
What exemptions will I receive?-
What will I be able to do when I finish the course?
Graduates of the Higher Certificate programme have many diverse career options available including legal roles such as legal executive, law clerk or legal secretary. There are also a range of diverse careers available in many sectors such as the Gardai, Defence Forces; government agencies; banking; property management; insurance; taxation; accounting; retail management and many others.
What are the minimum entry requirements?
- 5 subjects at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7 or better.
- English or Irish at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7 or better.
- Mathematics at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7 or better.
Mature applicants will be assessed on an individual basis and may be interviewed.
The Irish Legal System
Legal Office Skills
Legal Research & Communications
Business Applications 1
The Law of Torts
Human Resource Management
Legal Practice & Procedure
Principles of Property Law
Financial Accounting 2
For Further Information ContactProgramme Director
Pauline McHugh, BCL, LLM, Solicitor