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Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Law (PT)

Course Overview

  • 4

    Years

  • 8

    Level

Why take this course?

The programme is particularly suited for those whose work activities involve them in aspects of law such as Garda Síochána, civil servants and those who seek careers as Clerks, Solicitors or Barristers.

Additional Information

Please note: Institute induction and commencement of the Learning and Development for Higher Education module is on Saturday 23 September 2017 from 9.30am to 5.00pm. Attendance on that date is compulsory.

Duration: 4 years: 24 weeks per annum Monday and Wednesday 6.00pm to 10.00pm.

(plus approx. 4 Saturdays per semester)

Enquiries: Jenny Cooper jcooper@ait.ie

Course Details

Course Fees:
€2500 per annum
Course Duration:
4 Years
Course Commencement Date:

Year 1 – 6.00pm Monday 18 September 2017

Years 2, 3 and 4 – 6.00pm Monday 4 September 2017

Course Award:
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
Course NFQ Level:
Level 8
Department:
Dept of Lifelong Learning
Minimum Entry Requirements:

Leaving Certificate with Grade C3 in two Honours Level subjects, one of which must be English, plus four other subjects at Grade D3 (can be Honours or Ordinary Level)

or Mature applicant

Please note: applicants must have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Office and file management.

Course Structure

Year 1

• Irish Legal Systems

• Legal Research/Writing and IT

• Constitutional Law

• Contract Law

• Learning and Development for Higher Education

Year 2

• Tort Law

• Criminal Law

• Employment Law

• Administration Law

Please note: students that have successfully completed years one and two may apply to AIT for an exit award – Higher Certificate in Arts in Law – NFQ Level 6.

Year 3

• Land Law

• Equity Law

• Company Law

• European Law

Please note: students that have successfully completed years one, two and three may apply to AIT for an exit award – Bachelor of Arts in Law – NFQ Level 7.

Year 4

• Family Law

• Evidence Law

• Human Rights Law

• Jurisprudence

Exit Awards: Please note that exit awards are only available to those who leave the Institute, and do not intend to complete their studies on this programme.

Careers & Opportunities

Further Study

Graduates from the Honours Degree commonly choose to apply for postgraduate study at Blackhall Place in order to qualify as a solicitor or at the Kings Inn in order to qualify as a barrister.

Exemptions from Professional Bodies Upon - successful completion graduates are exempt from the Law Society’s Preliminary examination.

This degree is also approved by the Honorable Society of Kings Inns and graduates are eligible to sit the entrance examination to the Barrister at Law Degree Programme.

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