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What will I learn?


The Bachelor of Laws (Hons) programme at DBS offers a three year law degree programme where the learner studies all the core aspects of Irish law. The design of the Bachelor of Laws (Hons) programme not only ensures that graduates are eligible to proceed to training with the professional bodies, but also, through the embedding of a central skills pillar, ensures that graduates will be placed in an optimal position to enter the employment arena in the many other legal and associated fields that exist within the current marketplace.
The Bachelor of Laws (Hons) is designed to facilitate progression to the Law Society of Ireland (Solicitors), and approved by the Honorable Society of King's Inns for the purpose of eligibility to sit the entrance exams for the Barrister-at-Law degree programme.

Why Study Law at DBS?

The Bachelor of Laws (Hons) degree enables learners to proceed to apply to study for professional qualifications in Ireland with both the Law Society of Ireland and the Honorable Society of Kings Inns.

  • Strong pastoral care ethos.

  • Up to date careers guidance and counselling.

  • Key transferable skills (including research, IT, presentational etc.) taught and developed through the course.

  • Emphasis on advocacy training and mooting.

  • Focus on examination technique.

  • Competitive fee structure.

  • Flexible delivery – daytime or evening classes.

  • The study of law improves & develops the student's power of reasoning, clarity of thought and the ability to analyse and express complicated ideas.

  • Studying law has an appeal to any student considering a career in the legal profession.

  • A Law Degree opens up a range of career opportunities apart from the practice of law (commercial industry, social sciences, politics, the media and public service).

  • You will be taught by very experienced and enthusiastic lecturers who really 'connect' with the students and most of whom have significant experience of legal practice which they use to illustrate and enrich their teaching.

  • The curriculum is orientated towards employability.

  • Track record of excellent examination results.

  • You will receive a rounded and stimulating educational experience in Ireland's largest independent third level institution which comprises a diverse and vibrant student community over 9,000 strong, thus facilitating greater social, leisure and sporting opportunities than can be provided by smaller institutions.

Aims and Objectives

The Bachelor of Laws (Hons) programme aims to provide learners with a rigorous legal education. The programme aims to create in learners a critical understanding of foundational legal concepts and principles, and an ability to make connections between them and appreciate the relationship between the various areas of law. It also aims to enhance the practical skills of the learners, such as analysis, research, communication, interpersonal and organisation skills. The content, depth and breadth of the modules on the programme ensure that learners develop their understanding across the breadth of the core legal areas, along with some more specialised ones, as well as allowing learners to explore certain areas in more detail to allow for full expression of their analytical and reasoning abilities.

The programme also aims to prepare learners for progression to professional legal qualifications in Ireland by requiring students to develop a fundamental understanding of the core Irish legal subjects to facilitate progression to the Law Society of Ireland (Solicitors) or the Honorable Society of King’s Inns (Barristers) Examinations.

Which department am I in?

Dublin Business School

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
€9,850.00 (US$ 11,426) per year
Start date

January 2022


Dublin Business School

13/14 Aungier Street,


Republic of Ireland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide English Proficiency.

For international students

Leaving Certificate

Under the new Common Points Scale for Leaving Certificate 2017, applicants must obtain a minimum of 2H5’s and 4 O6/H7, including a language. Some degree programmes will also require a minimum of O6/H7 in Maths.


Applicants must obtain a minimum of four GCSE passes at grade C to include Maths and English plus two A-level passes at grade C or higher.


Students applying for any QQI (formerly HETAC) honours/ordinary degree or higher certificate must have obtained a minimum of a BTEC National Diploma in a cognate area.

FETAC Applicants

Minimum entry requirements for graduates of FETAC Level 5 awards is a full FETAC award which includes a Distinction grade in at least three modules.

Mature Applicants

If you are over 23 years of age on the 1st of January on the year of admission and do not meet the minimum entry requirements, you may apply as a Mature Student. Mature students should apply directly to the Admissions Office at Dublin Business School.

For Non EU applicants whose first language is not English an additional requirement is to have achieved a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent to qualify for admission to the Honours Degrees (level 8 programmes).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.