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What will I learn?

  • This degree combines the equal study of two related disciplines, Law and Business, making it particularly attractive for those considering a career in the commercial world.
  • This degree combines the best elements of the University’s Business and Management and Law degrees to ensure students graduate with the maximum range of career options, both in Law and in Business and Management.
  • The defining feature of this degree is the skill-set with which it provides students; you will enhance your employability by developing your faculties for argument and reasoning, for clear thinking, for the analysis of complicated ideas and for understanding the commercial context in which the law operates.

Why choose this degree?

  • Law and Business students at Maynooth are offered unparalleled flexibility and choice. Students have the option of taking a four year degree with a work placement or study year abroad, thus combining what you learn in university with insights into industry (legal or commercial) or another culture.
  • Business and Management are the practical art, science, and craft of achieving change and getting things done through and with people. This degree provides you with insights into the core functions of Business and Management and how they interact to create value for and capture value from clients and customers.
  • Accredited law degree by the Honorable Society of King’s Inns.

Career Option:

  • Business graduates are consistently among the most employable in the Irish education system. This degree opens up a whole range of career options outside of qualifying as a lawyer, such as in general management, service, IT and management organisations, consulting, journalism, policy development, the NGO sector, and national and international public administration.
  • As a graduate of this programme, you will be in a position to immediately enter professional legal training, either by sitting the Law Society of Ireland’s FE1 examinations for entry to the solicitors’ profession or the Honorable Society of King’s Inns’ Barrister-at-Law Degree entrance examination for entry to the barristers’ profession.
  • Both the School of Business and the Department of Law offer a range of postgraduate programmes for BCL (Law and Business) graduates.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (3 years or 4 years (with Erasmus / study abroad option or with work placement))

Tuition fees
€14,000.00 (US$ 16,971) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

February 2021, September 2021


Maynooth University



Republic of Ireland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should have a minimum SAT1 (3 components) Composite: 1500/2400 or 1800/2400 for certain degrees or a minimum ACT Composite: 22/36 or 26/36. Students require GPA plus SAT1 or ACT. They should hold a minimum score of 545 in the paper-based test of TOEFL and 58 on PTE (Pearson).

For international students

Students must have completed a recognised School Leaving examination which is considered equivalent to the Irish Leaving Certificate. Certain programmes may have specific or additional requirements (e.g. Leaving Certificate Mathematics or equivalent is required for the BA Finance degree). Note that all applicants applying from outside Ireland are NOT required to have taken the Irish language. In addition, all students must meet the minimum English Language requirements detailed below. Please see country-specific academic requirements below for more detailed information on entry requirements for students from China, India, USA and Saudi Arabia.

English Language Requirements

IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score

TOEFL (Paper based test): 560

TOEFL (Internet based test) :92

PTE(Pearson): 59

Country-Specific Requirements


Senior Secondary School Certificate with an average grade of at least 75%


Minimum 75% in the Higher Secondary School Certificate- Standard 12 awarded through the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) or the India Council for School Examinations (ICSE), or any equivalent Standard 12 All India Secondary School Certificate


GPA plus SAT or ACT

Minimum High School GPA 3.0/4.0 (3.5/4.0 for certain degrees)

Minimum SAT Composite (reading, writing and math): 1000 / 1600 (1200 / 1600 for certain degrees)

Minimum ACT Composite: 22 / 36 (26 /36 for certain degrees (writing section not required)

Super scoring applies if tests are taken within two years of applying

Maynooth University's ACT code is 5483 and our SAT code is 7266.

Saudi Arabia

General Secondary Education Certificate (Tawjihiyah) with a minimum overall score of 85% plus recognised Foundation Year

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


About this uni

Maynooth is an internationally esteemed ‘young’ university, with a rich heritage, that offers an excellent student learning experience.

  • Located in Ireland’s only university town, 25km from Dublin
  • Three faculties with 34 academic departments
  • No.43 in THE 100 Universities Under 50 rankings
  • International Office offering friendly, dedicated support