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What is the Course about?

The LLB is a traditional law degree offering a curriculum of core and elective law subjects. Students are encouraged and supported in acquiring skills in legal analysis, legal research and written and oral communication. The course seeks to impart a sound understanding of law and the intellectual foundation necessary to prepare for a career as a legal professional.

Course Structure

The LLB is a three-year course in which the core law subjects are covered as well as a number of elective subjects. The course offered by SETU Carlow is a qualifying degree in that it is approved by the relevant legal professional bodies.

Is this course for you?

If you are interested in the art of analysis, research, logical reasoning, and finding creative and imaginative ways to solve problems, then a degree in law might be for you. Your legal studies should also provide you with a sound understanding of the foundations of the legal system, the constitutional framework of the state, and the political and economic influences on the development of the law.

Special Features:

  • One of the only law degrees available outside the major cities of Ireland.
  • Degree approved by the Honourable Society of King's Inns and students are eligible to sit the entrance exam to the Barrister at Law Degree course (
  • Graduates are exempted from the Law Society's Preliminary examination.
  • Modules in legal research and writing provide students with the skills required by this discipline for independent learning and research.

Year 1

Module Name Semester
Constitutional Law 1 (M) Semester1
Criminal Law 1 (M) Semester1
Legal Research and Communications (M) Semester1
The Irish Legal System 1 (M) Semester1
Tort Law 1 (M) Semester1
Constitutional Law 2 (M) Semester2
Criminal Law 2 (M) Semester2
Legal Practice and Procedure (M) Semester2
The Irish Legal System 2 (M) Semester2
Tort Law 2 (M) Semester2

M is a mandatory subject - E is an elective subject

Year 2

Module Name Semester
Contract Law 1 (M) Semester1
Land Law and Succession 1 (M) Semester1
Administrative Law 1 (E) Semester1
Employment Law 1 (E) Semester1
Evidence 1 (E) Semester1
Media Law and the Digital Environment (E) Semester1
Contract Law 2 (M) Semester2
Land Law and Succession 2 (M) Semester2
Administrative Law 2 (E) Semester2
Employment Law 2 (E) Semester2
Evidence 2 (E) Semester2
Media Law and the Digital Environment 2 (E) Semester2

M is a mandatory subject - E is an elective subject

Year 3

Module Name Semester
Company Law 1 (M) Semester1
Equity and Trusts 1 (M) Semester1
European Union Law 1 (M) Semester1
Consumer Protection Law 1 (E) Semester1
Family and Child Law 1 (E) Semester1
Jurisprudence 1 (E) Semester1
Company Law 2 (M) Semester2
Equity and Trusts 2 (M) Semester2
European Union Law 2 (M) Semester2
Family and Child Law 2 (E) Semester2
Consumer Protection Law 2 (E) Semester2
Jurisprudence 2 (E) Semester2

M is a mandatory subject - E is an elective subject

What are the minimum entry requirements?

  • 2H5 & 4O6/H7
  • English O3/H6

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Graduates who achieve an honours degree will be eligible to apply to study for a research masters at SETU Carlow, or postgraduate opportunities at other higher education institutions.

What exemptions will I receive?




What will I be able to do when I finish the course?

A law degree provides excellent preparation for work in a legal capacity in both the public and private sectors, and most graduates undertake professional training to qualify as a solicitor or barrister. However, there are many other careers for which a law degree is advantageous, such as journalism, business, politics, human resources, mediation, research, policing, and education.


Course Leader

Mr John Tully


Call: +353599175351

Email: [email protected]