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Law (LL.B.)

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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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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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You will study core topics including contract law, constitutional law, property law, criminal law, European Union law and other basic subjects.

After building up a base of knowledge in these core areas law students at DIT then choose specialised topics such as Family Law, Competition Law, International Trade Law and other interesting subjects.

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A law degree sets you apart in a competitive jobs environment. The analytical skills you develop will prove useful in business. An understanding of law helps in government or the civil service. And the LL.B. degree is a qualification recognized throughout the world as representing a significant academic achievement.

Students who obtain the LL.B. are well positioned to pursue a career as a solicitor or a barrister (subject to satisfying the requirements of those professional bodies).  The LL.B. is recognised by the Honorable Society of King’s Inns as a qualifying law degree for the purpose of pursuing further professional training to become a barrister.

Graduates of the LL.B. are also eligible to sit the Final Exam – First Part, which is required for admission to the Law School at the Law Society and the further professional training necessary to become a solicitor.

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