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Undergraduate (Level 8 NFQ , Credits 240 )
The UCD Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) degree enjoys a proud history and an established reputation at home and abroad. The BCL degree allows you to immerse yourself in the study of law, to engage with a range of interesting legal perspectives and to acquire a profound understanding of how law works in theory and in practice.
For more information regarding this course, please click School of Law

How do I apply?

For EU students, please apply via MyUCD. The following entry route(s) are available:
Description ENTRY Duration Application Opening Date APPURL
BCL Law(LWS6) Entry in

Full Time - 4 Year(s) Apply From -
Oct 2022
You will 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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As a BCL graduate you are well positioned to pursue a variety of careers. Many graduates go on to qualify as solicitors or barristers who practise law independently, or work in:

  • Law firms in Ireland or internationally
  • Large corporations as in-house lawyers
  • State bodies (e.g. advisory counsel in the Attorney General’s Office)
  • Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs)
  • EU or other international institutions
  • Legal research
  • Academia

    BCL graduates can also pursue successful non-legal careers, e.g. as diplomats, journalists, broadcasters, authors or researchers, in Ireland or abroad. Graduates can undertake postgraduate law study programmes such as a LLM and/or PhD in their area of interest.
  • Many of our third year BCL students choose to study abroad at our partner universities in:

  • Singapore
  • Milan
  • Toulouse
  • Chicago
  • Utrecht
  • Connecticut
  • Vienna
  • Miami
  • Uppsala
  • Minnesota
  • Stockholm
  • California
  • Exeter
  • Berlin
  • Prague
  • Antwerp
  • Canberra
  • Barcelona