BBL (Hons) (NFQ Level 8)
Full Time - Undergraduate Studies
CAO Code: DN610
CAO Points Range 2020: 545
Length of Course: 4 Years
Average Intake: 120
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:
- 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:
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-trimester examinations, essays and group projects.
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International Study Opportunities
BBL students can apply to spend a trimester of third year on exchange in overseas universities including:
“Choosing a course with such variety is something I do not regret. Years of studying both subjects has allowed me to explore fascinating cultural, economic, legal and political areas in an Irish context as well as globally. You learn to have an analytical mind along with creative prose. Since first year I have been a proud member of the Boat Club. Despite my commitment to rowing, I have enjoyed balancing it alongside my academic interests with no difficulty. The people you meet and experiences you have are the true memories you will cherish but it is of great value to leave with a degree in something you enjoy. For me that is Business and Law.”
Andrew Mays, Student