This course allows you to obtain a highly respected degree in Irish law, whilst simultaneously acquiring a broad knowledge of economics. Certain areas of law (e.g. competition regulation and intellectual property) are heavily influenced by economic theory. BCL (Law with Economics) graduates are uniquely equipped to understand these regulatory frameworks in all of their conceptual complexity. On this degree, you’ll embark on a field of cross-disciplinary study which is intellectually very demanding, but also tremendously enriching and of immense practical importance.
Special Entry Recommendations: While maths is not an entry requirement for this course, it is strongly recommended that entrants to the economics programme should have at least a Grade of H6 in Leaving Certificate Maths (or equivalent).
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
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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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|Note: Information for 2019 Entry|
|Old Code||New Code||Award Title|
|ELESX||5M2073||Language and European Studies|
|ECHSX||5M2154||Cultural and Heritage Studies|
|EASSX||5M2181||Applied Social Studies|
|DCHSX||5M4468||Community Health Services|
|5M5165||Trade Union Studies|
|DCXXX||6M2007||Early Childhood Care and Education|
|6M2218||Social and Vocational Integration|
|6M2263||Inclusive Education and Training|
|6M3115||Information, Advice and Advocacy|
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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and are drawn to commerce, trade and making deals. Some pursue sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or in management roles in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.
The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.
Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their most productive under supervisors who give clear guidelines and while performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.
They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
Third Year students have the option of studying abroad in an International partner university.
BCL (Law with Economics) graduates have an attractive skill-set, which is of undisputed relevance to commercial legal practices and to businesses in Ireland and abroad. Recent graduates have found employment with leading law firms and businesses.
Graduates are also eligible to pursue further study in the fields of:
- Commercial Law
- Intellectual Property
- Law & Finance
- Insolvency Law