Business & Law

Course Information

BBL (Hons) (NFQ Level 8)

Full Time - Undergraduate Studies

CAO Code: DN610
CAO Points Range 2018: 531
Length of Course: 4 Years
Average Intake: 120

Leaving Certificate:
  • O2/H6 in Mathematics
  • O6/H7 in English, Irish, a third language, and two other recognised subjects
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Why is this course for me?

The 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

BBL 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
  • Taxconsultancy
  • 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 external modules offered as part of UCD Horizons.

You’ll attend lectures and tutorials, in addition to engaging in study and preparatory work. Assessment includes end-of-semester examinations, essays and group projects.

Sample Business & Law Timetable (.pdf)

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International Study Opportunities

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

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

Testimonial

“Business and Law offers a learning experience that is unrivalled. I chose the degree due to its wide variety, but I have also come to realise during my time in UCD the value of having a grounding in business when operating in the legal sphere and vice versa. It is a skill that is much sought after and really sets BBL students apart. I have had the opportunity to apply skills learned through the course as far afield as Tanzania when volunteering as a computer teacher with UCD Volunteers Overseas, one of the countless societies catering to a wide variety of interests in UCD.”

Shane O’Donoghue Graduate

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