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Law and Irish

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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.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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Law is the system of rules which governs society; practitioners of law are trained to analyse, interpret, and apply it. There are laws which apply to almost every aspect of life; including business and trade regulations, criminal activity, family disputes, property development, and European law.

This course is designed to combine a strong grounding in Irish Law and in the Irish language, including advanced oral and written work, knowledge of literature, culture and institutions, as well as analytical and interpretative skills. The third year is spent on two approved internships in either Irish, European, or other international institutions and workplaces.

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CK304 - Law and Irish

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CK304 - Law and Irish
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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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BBSAX  5M2468  Business Administration
BBSXX  5M2102  Business Studies
BLSXX  5M3789  Legal Studies
BALBX  6M4985  Business
EMEXX  5M2149  Sound Production
  5M5048  Creative Media
EMEXX  5M2149  Sound Production
  5M5048  Creative Media
  5M0528  Media Production
BEBXX  5M0828  eBusiness
  5M1761  Intellectual Disability Practice
AACDX  5M1984  Art, Craft and Design
AAXXX  5M1985  Art
BIPXX  5M2067  Information Processing
BMXXX  5M2069  Marketing
BCCOX  5M2071  Contact Centre Operations
ELESX  5M2073  Language and European Studies
EPXXX  5M2094  Photography
EASXX  5M2181  Applied Social Studies
EASXX  5M2181  Applied Social Studies
EASXX  5M2181  Applied Social Studies
EASXX  5M2181  Applied Social Studies
BBSXX  5M2102  Business Studies
CSSXX  5M2110  Security Studies
BBSIT  5M2111  International Trade
EMMPX  5M2146  Multimedia Production
ECHSX  5M2154  Cultural and Heritage Studies
EASXX  5M2181  Applied Social Studies
ADESX  5M2208  Design
EPJXX  5M2464  Journalism
BBSAX  5M2468  Business Administration
  5M2767  Logistics and Distribution
DCHCC  5M2786  Community Care
ECDXX  5M3050  Community Development
ELAXX  5M3114  General Studies
EETXX  5M3635  Education and Training
BLSXX  5M3789  Legal Studies
CASLT  5M3807  Laboratory Techniques
DHSXX  5M4339  Healthcare Support
DCHSN  5M4349  Nursing Studies

Essential Module Requirements:
Must have distinctions in 4 modules in the QQI FET/FETAC level 5/6 qualification which must include:
5N1631 or 6N2398 (or HC1 in LC Irish)

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Essential Module Requirements:
Must have distinctions in 4 modules in the FETAC/QQI level 5/6 qualification.

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Careers in Solicitor/Barrister, Investment Manager, Company Taxation.

To become a legal professional, it is normal to pass examinations set by the Law Society of Ireland, and serve an apprenticeship for an additional two years.

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Vivienne completed a degree in Law and Irish in UCC, and after some further training completed a course for Lawyer-linguists at King's Inns. She now works as a Lawer-Linguist with the EU Commission and is based in Brussels.
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