Business & Law

Course Information

BBL (Hons) (NFQ Level 8)

Full Time - Undergraduate Studies

CAO Code: DN610
CAO Points Range 2020: 544
Length of Course: 4 Years
Average Intake: 120

Leaving Certificate:

O2/H6 in Mathematics and O6/H7 in Irish, English, another language and 2 other recognised subjects.

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Why is this course for me?

The Business & Law (BBL) degree combines law and business into a single degree, providing you with an ideal skill-set for the commercial world and offering valuable career flexibility. BBL graduates are uniquely equipped with the analytical and advocacy skills that arise from a legal training, combined with the numeracy and financial literacy of a business degree.

Key Fact You will study your business modules at the only Irish business school accredited by both AACSB (the principal American accreditation) and EQUIS (the leading European accreditation).

Career & Graduate Study Opportunities

Business & Law students can select the modules necessary for legal professional recognition, which will allow them to go on to qualify as a solicitor or barrister, and work in legal practices in Ireland or abroad. Graduates can also pursue careers in:

  • Accountancy
  • Finance
  • Tax consultancy
  • Corporate banking
  • Business analysis

BBL graduates also have the option of pursuing postgraduate qualifications in either Law or Business.

What Will I Study

First, Second & Third Year

During your first three years you’ll study both business and law modules in equal measure and you’ll learn how these two disciplines interrelate. In addition to studying core Law degree subjects, such as Contract Law, Tort Law and EU Law, you may choose from a large variety of other law modules including:

  • Revenue Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Employment Law

The range of business modules includes:

  • Accountancy
  • Management
  • Finance
  • Economics
  • Marketing

Fourth Year

According to your preference and career plans, you can choose to specialise in Law or Business.

BBL students may choose clinical legal education modules offered at the Clinical Legal Education Centre (CLEC), including Competition Law in Practice, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Advocacy & Mooting.

Note: The intensive nature of the BBL degree means that you will not have time to take extra modules as part of UCD Horizons.

You’ll attend lectures and tutorials, in addition to engaging in study and preparatory work.

Sample Business & Law Timetable (.pdf)

Assessment is through a combination of end-of-semester examinations, essays and group work projects.

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You may be interested in the following Blog posts: A day in the life of a Business & Law student.

International Study Opportunities

BBL students can apply to spend a semester of third year on exchange in overseas universities including:

  • Sydney
  • Brisbane
  • Innsbruck
  • Louvainla- Neuve
  • Rouen
  • Munich
  • Milan
  • Madrid
  • Pamplona
  • Tulsa


“I am a second year Business & Law student. The BBL modules are led by engaging and approachable lecturers who create a thought-provoking environment.

I’m heavily involved in extra-curricular activities (especially rugby) which are facilitated for, and encouraged by UCD. The BBL programme allows me to strike a balance between my demanding sport schedule and continuing my excellent degree.”

Garry Ringrose, Student

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