Skip to main content

Course Search

Course Search

Course Search

Law -LL.B. (Hons)

  • CAO Points: 328

  • Campus: Athlone

  • years: 4

Course Overview

​Few traditional law degrees offer students the opportunity to learn law as well as how to run a legal business. Our lecturing staff have experience of this which allows them to actually apply theory in real-life contexts, such as real-life legal clinics, work placements and mock court cases.

Interpersonal skills are almost as important as qualification in predicting success in the modern business world. This course will develop these skills to a high level, in addition to practical business management and legal skills like advocacy and legal research.

Traditional core subjects are complemented by the opportunity to take advanced classes in a range of electives that reflect the challenges faced in the modern world, like legal technology, climate change, white collar crime and human rights law. Students will also have the opportunity to learn core business skills like entrepreneurship and management.

Students will benefit from a one semester work placement which will help them to develop their practical skills and contacts. They will get to participate in the vibrant extra-curricular law related societies such as Debating and the Law Society. They will have the opportunity to participate in competitions against students in other colleges through Mooting activities that take place both in the modules and extra-curricular.

Lecturers on the course have professional qualifications as solicitors and barristers and give the students the benefit of their practice experience, as well as practical knowledge around how to navigate the professions.

This course has the added benefit of having significant commonality with the first and second years of the Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business and Law. This will enable students to transfer to Business and Law if they find that they prefer the business elements of the course after year one or year two.

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

Contact Details

Dr. Alison Sheridan

Faculty Office


What are the entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate

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


QQI applicants to this programme must have achieved a level 5 QQI award which includes Distinction 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

  • Computer Applications

  • Contract Law

  • Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Law (Elective)

  • Legal Skills 1

  • Legal Technology

  • Macroeconomic Principles (Elective)

  • Microeconomic Principles (Elective)

  • Spanish (Elective)

  • The Irish Legal System

  • Tort Law

  • Climate Change Law (Elective)

  • Computer Applications in Legal Studies

  • Constitutional Law

  • Environmental Law and Compliance (Elective)

  • European Union Law

  • Family Law (Elective)

  • Financial Accounting 1A

  • French (Elective)

  • Human Rights Law (Elective)

  • Introduction to Management (Elective)

  • Introduction to Management (Elective)

  • Legal Skills II

  • Management of HRM (Elective)

  • Marketing for Legal Practice

  • Revenue Law I

  • Spanish (Elective)

  • Company Law

  • Crinimal Law

  • French (Elective)

  • Law of Evidance (Elective)

  • Pre-Placement Preparation

  • Spanish (Elective)

  • Workplace Placement

  • Administrative Law (Elective)

  • Advanced Corporate Governance (Elective)

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Customs & Regulatory Environment (Elective)

  • Data Protection Law & Practice

  • Employment Law

  • Equity Law

  • French (Elective)

  • Intellectual Property Law (Elective)

  • Introduction to Cybersecurity (Elective)

  • Jurisprudence (Elective)

  • Land Law

  • Private International Law (Elective)

  • Public International Law (Elective)

  • Research Project

  • Revenue Law II (Elective)

  • Spanish (Elective)

  • White Collar Crime (Elective)

What can you do after this programme?

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, ADR professional or Chartered Company Secretary, or the entrepreneurial skills and commercial awareness required for their own or other start-ups across a range of areas.

This qualification equips students with skills like advocacy, legal research, reasoning, problem solving, business management and client handling. These will enable successful graduates to succeed in running their own businesses or hold management positions in start-ups or established companies.

You will have covered the core law subjects and skills necessary to prepare for a career as a solicitor or barrister. In order to progress to the solicitor’s profession, students will need to sit exams for entry to the professional training course in the Law Society of Ireland.

A law degree is very desirable to employers across a range of fields and roles such as insurance, compliance, corporate governance, human resources, government and policy making, technology, dispute resolution and commerce. Every medium to large sized company has a legal department as law affects almost every aspect of life and business.

Similar Courses

TUS Athlone Business Studies Students

Course Type: Undergraduate – CAO

Business – BBus (Hons)

Study Mode: Full Time

Level 8

Years 4

CAO points 297

Course Code US840

TUS Athlone Digital Marketing Students

Course Type: Undergraduate – CAO

Digital Marketing – BBus (Hons)

Study Mode: Full Time

Level 8

Years 4

CAO points 292

Course Code US844

TUS Athlone Business and Law Student

Course Type: Undergraduate – CAO

Business & Law – BBs (Hons)

Study Mode: Full Time

Level 8

Years 4

CAO points 291

Course Code US848

TUS Athlone International Business Students

Course Type: Undergraduate – CAO

International Business – BBus (Hons)

Study Mode: Full Time

Level 8

Years 4

CAO points 282

Course Code US853

TUS Athlone Accounting and Finance Students

Course Type: Undergraduate – CAO

Accounting with Finance – BA (Hons)

Study Mode: Full Time

Level 8

Years 3

CAO points 336

Course Code US846

TUS Athlone Accounting and Finance Students

Course Type: Undergraduate – CAO

Accounting with Finance and Placement – BA (Hons)

Study Mode: Full Time

Level 8

Years 4

CAO points 309

Course Code US847