Business & Law

BBL (Hons) (NFQ Level 8)

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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 one of Europe’s leading business schools that is ranked in the top 0.5% of International Business Schools and has been  accredited for over 20 years by both AACSB (the principal American accreditation) and EQUIS (the leading European accreditation).

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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

During these years, students will also study core business modules including:

  • Business in Society
  • Principles of Finance
  • Information Management
  • Business Analytics
  • Global Business & Business Strategy

Students can also explore their own interests in business areas through their Business Option Modules’.

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 trimester of third year on exchange in overseas universities including:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • USA
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
  • Entrepreneurship

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

Other Entry Routes

“Business and Law offers a learning experience that is unrivalled. I chose the degree due to its wide variety, but I also came to realise during my time in UCD the value of having a grounding in business when operating in the legal sphere and vice versa. The combination of business acumen and critical thinking, using a legal mindset learned during the course, really sets BBL students apart. I have had the opportunity to apply skills learned through my degree as far afield as Tanzania, when volunteering as a computer teacher with UCD Volunteers Overseas, and closer to home in my current role as a Finance Effectiveness Consultant with a leading Professional Services firm..”

Shane O’Donoghue, Graduate

Contact Information

UCD Sutherland School of Law
Belfield, Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 716 4110

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