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The Bachelor of Laws (Hons) (LL.B.) is a full-time four-year programme that is both challenging and stimulating. As well as providing a broad based legal education, our law degree equips students with analytical, problem-solving, communication and research skills.

This combination of legal knowledge and transferable skills will prepare students for a variety of careers - both legal and otherwise - and postgraduate studies.

This course is approved by the Board of the Honorable Society of King’s Inns.

Year 1

Semester 1 Semester 2
Government and Politics of Ireland Children, Law and Society
Introduction to Civil Liability 1 Current Legal Issues
Introduction to Family Relationships and the Law Introduction to Civil Liability 2
Legal Method Law and Social Justice
Legal Skills 1 Legal Skills 2
The Irish Legal System 1 The Irish Legal System 2

Year 2

Semester 3 Semester 4
Commercial Law 1 Commercial Law 2
Constitutional Law 1 Constitutional Law 2
Contract Law 1 Contract Law 2
Labour Law 1 Labour Law 2
Law of Tort 1 Law of Tort 2
Probate & Law of Wills 1 Probate & Law of Wills 2

Year 3

Semester 5 Semester 6
Administrative Law Criminal Law 2
Criminal Law 1 Equity and the Law of Trusts 2
Equity & Trusts 1 Land Law 2
Land Law 1 Legal Research
*Elective *Elective
*Elective *Elective
*Electives are chosen from a selection of Law modules offered at the discretion of WIT

Year 4

Semester 7 Semester 8
Company Law 1 Civil Evidence
Criminal Evidence Company Law 2
European Union Law 1 European Union Law 2
Independent Study: Law *Elective
*Elective *Elective
*Elective *Elective
*Electives are chosen from a selection of Law modules offered at the discretion of WIT

Leaving Cert: Minimum entry requirements for LLB Bachelor of Law (Hons)

2 subjects: H5
4 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: O5/H7
Mathematics: O6/H7


Advanced and Equivalent Entry for LLB Bachelor of Law (Hons):

Graduates of the LLB Bachelor of Laws may find work in the following areas:

  • Legal Services

  • Court Services

  • Fund Managenent

  • Criminal Justice 

  • Politics

  • Public Service

  • Corporate Administration

  • Business Consultancy

  • Insurance

  • Banking

Follow on Study for LLB Bachelor of Law (Hons) graduates

In addition to the aforementioned career areas, graduates are eligible to apply for the Entrance Examinations for both the Law Society of Ireland (Educational, Representative and Regulatory Body for Solicitors) and The Honorable Society of King’s Inns (Education and Training School for Barristers). Graduates may also pursue postgraduate opportunities in law and other disciplines.

Graduates of the LLB Bachelor of Laws may find work in the following areas:

  • Solicitor

  • Journalism

  • Broadcasting

  • Writing

  • Politics

  • Business

  • An Garda Síochána

  • Insurance

  • Banking

As well as the wide career choice available the graduate will be well placed to pursue further legal study including seeking entrance to and completing the professional courses offered at King’s Inns and the Law Society of Ireland.

Completion of the course will also enable students to undertake taught Masters programmes or Masters degrees by Research at SETU Waterford or other third-level Colleges.


Course Leader

Ms Grainne Callanan

Lecturer in Company and Insolvency Law -

Call: +35351302265

Email: [email protected]