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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

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The LLB Bachelor of Laws is a three year course of study. It is designed to provide a broad education that equips students with general knowledge, general transferable skills, legal knowledge and legal skills that can be applied in a range of sectors.

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WD140 - Laws
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WD140 - Laws
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3 Distinctions

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Graduates of the LLB Bachelor of Laws may find work in the following areas:

  • Solicitor

  • Barrister

  • Lecturing

  • Journalism

  • Broadcasting

  • Writing

  • Politics

  • Business

  • An Garda Síochána

  • Insurance

  • Banking

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