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Dunboyne College of Further Education

Dunboyne College of Further Education


Law - Pre University

Code:  5M3789
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

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What is Pre University Law?

This one year course will aim to prepare participants for entrance into Law and Arts programmes in Irish Universities and colleges as well as preparing students to work in a legal environment both in Ireland and abroad. Students have the option of taking a business law option as part of this programme. This course will help those who want to study legal and business courses in ITs or universities.

Career Opportunities:

There are now 83 places in First Arts in Maynooth University, 25 places in UCD as well as numerous places in DCU, UCC, Mater Dei, and many local IT colleges for students who hold a QQI qualification in Pre Law/ Culture and Heritage Studies. There are also opportunities in law or legal studies programmes in third level colleges all around Ireland and in England. We have a very close link with Bangor University. There are also opportunities in travel and tourism, European administration, local heritage concerns as well as in the business world through insurance, banking, or international trade.

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Progression Routes

(Higher Education Links Scheme)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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