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Business & Law – BBs (Hons)

  • CAO Points: 291

  • Campus: Athlone

  • years: 4

Course Overview

This degree combines both law and business providing graduates with a skillset that allows them enter the professions in law, or the versatility and flexibility to enter the commercial and business world. Students will be equipped with the analytical and advocacy skills that arise from legal training, combined with the numeracy and financial literacy of a business degree. The modules are taught by experienced practitioners from commercial and legal practice.

This course provides a comprehensive grounding in the fundamental areas of law, including the legal system and the interaction of Irish and European Law. In addition, you will also engage with key areas of business such as marketing and management. Students on this course will have the opportunity to develop key transferable skills (including oral and written communication skills, analytical skills, enhanced numeracy, teamwork and research skills) which are increasingly attractive to potential employers.

Students may participate in our extra curricular activities such as FLAC and Mooting and Debating competitions.

This programme is accredited by the Honourable Society of King’s Inns.

Contact Details

Dr. Alison Sheridan

Head of Department


What are the entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate

Grade H5 in two subjects, plus Grade O6/H7 in four other subjects in the Leaving Certificate. Two of these subjects must be Mathematics and a language (English or Irish).


Any QQI Level 5 award with a minimum of Distinction grade in three modules.

Mature Applicants

Candidates applying as mature applicants may be required to attend an interview and may be requested to take an aptitude test to prove their suitability for a place on this programme.

International Applicants

International applicants should apply directly to the International Office at TUS, allowing plenty of time for completing the visa process. Applications for September start should be made by 1st June at the latest to ensure visas are processed in time. You should familiarise yourself with visa processing times for your country of origin to ensure you make a timely application. Find out more here.

Course Modules

  • Business Mathematics

  • Computer Applications

  • Contract Law

  • Financial Accounting

  • Legal Skills 1

  • The Irish Legal System

  • Tort Law

  • Computer Applications in Legal Studies

  • Constitutional Law I

  • European Union Law

  • Introduction to Management

  • Legal Skills II

  • Macroeconomic Principles

  • Management of Human Resources

  • Marketing for Legal Practice

  • Microeconomic Principles

  • Revenue Law I

  • Business Modelling & Enterprise

  • Company Law

  • Constitutional Law II

  • Criminal Law

  • Employment Law

  • Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Law of Evidence

  • Legal Skills III

  • Managerial Finance A

  • Administrative Law (Elective)

  • Equity Law

  • Finance

  • Financial Markets and Derivatives (Elective)

  • Integrated Marketing Communications (Elective)

  • Jurisprudence (Elective)

  • Land Law

  • Management Accounting and Decision Making (Elective)

  • Managing People and Organisational Change (Elective)

  • Research Project

  • Revenue Law II (Elective)

  • Strategic Analysis

  • Strategic Implementation

What can you do after this programme?

This honours degree provides a foundation for any student wishing to train as a solicitor by undertaking the exams of the Law Society of Ireland. It also offers students the opportunity to study the core subjects required for King’s Inns entry and entrance exams. However, these are not the only options open to you. This degree opens up a range of alternative options other than the practice of law. Students might decide to pursue a career in the public service or private industry. You will have acquired a skill set and competencies attractive to a wide range of businesses, both inside and outside of law including banking, the civil service, human resource management, media and other related disciplines.

Students are equiped for a research or academic career. You can progress to further postgraduate study (usually on attainment of a minimum level), such as masters degrees in a range of disciplines or PhD study.

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