Business & Law

Course Information

BBL (Hons) (NFQ Level 8)

Full Time - Undergraduate Studies

CAO Code: DN610
CAO Points Range 2017: 520 - 615
Length of Course: 4 Years
Average Intake: 120

Leaving Certificate:
  • O3/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.

Sample Business & Law Timetable (.pdf)

You’ll attend lectures and tutorials, in addition to engaging in study and preparatory work. A sample timetable can be viewed at

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

For detailed information on subject content click here.

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 chose to study Business and Law at UCD as it allows students experience different aspects of both business and law through various engaging modules, designed in a unique way to match one’s own personal interests.

While completing my degree, I was also a member of the Leinster rugby academy. UCD were extremely supportive of this. Both module coordinators and lecturers were very understanding and accommodating in situations where my demanding training schedule conflicted with lecture times. The BBL programme provided me with the opportunity to pursue a career in professional rugby, while also pursuing a very worthwhile degree.

Rory O’Loughlin Student