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BCL Law with History

BCL Law with History

Undergraduate (Level 8 NFQ , Credits 240 )
There is a natural affinity between the disciplines of law and history. Each is shaped by the other. Important historical events are often interlinked with contemporary legal structures. Legal reform may be prompted by the defining events of the past.

This course allows you to acquire a highly respected degree in Irish law, whilst also pursuing a passion for history and acquiring a deeper understanding of past events which have shaped our current legal system.
For more information regarding this course, please click School of Law

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For EU students, please apply via MyUCD. The following entry route(s) are available:
Description ENTRY Duration Application Opening Date APPURL
BCL Law with History(LWW2) Entry in

Full Time - 4 Year(s) Apply From -
Oct 2022
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You'll attend lectures and tutorials, in addition to engaging in study and preparatory work.

Assessment is through a combination of end-of-semester examinations, essays and group work projects.
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BCL (Law with History) graduates can go on to qualify as solicitors and barristers, and pursue law careers in Ireland or abroad.

Graduates are also well placed to pursue careers in:
  • Legal Research
  • Politics
  • Journalism
  • Academia

    Relevant graduate programmes include LLM degrees in:
  • International Human Rights
  • European Law & Public Affairs
  • Legal History
  • You can apply to study abroad during third year at one of our partner universities (e.g. at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin or the University of Queensland, Brisbane) where you’ll be immersed in a different legal system and exposed to the historical perspectives of other cultures.