Higher Certificate in Arts Legal Studies

Higher Certificate in ArtsLegal Studies

Full Time
2019 CAO range:
        170 - 591
College Street
2 years
120 ECTS

Why Study Law?

The study of law provides students with an education that is relevant to a wide range of employment opportunities because law regulates all aspects of life. Legal studies are not just for students who want to become solicitors or barristers.

Why the Higher Certificate in Arts in Legal Studies course may suit your needs?

This is a two year course that provides students with a foundational knowledge of a broad range of legal subjects and various legal and business related skills that can be utilised in a wide range of employment settings. The course may also suit students who do not have a specific career in mind because whatever career or educational path a student may ultimately pursue, law is relevant to all careers and industries.

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In order to facilitate the delivery of programmes during the Covid-19 pandemic, module outline and order may change slightly for the academic year 2020/2021.

Year 1
Semester 1Semester 2
Communications 1Communications 2
Computer & Office Skills 1Computer & Office Skills 2
Exploring the Irish Legal System 1Exploring the Irish Legal System 2
Contract & Labour Law 1Contract & Labour Law 2
Introduction to CrimeIntroduction to Tort
Aspects of Company & Commercial Law 1Aspects of Company & Commercial Law 2
Year 2
Semester 3Semester 4
LitigationLitigation and Evidence
Legal Accounts 1 Legal Accounts 2
Applied Communications 1 Applied Communications 2
ConveyancingConveyancing and Planning
Introduction to Land Law & Equity 1 Introduction to Land Law & Equity 2
Family Law 1 Family Law 2

Leaving Cert: Minimum entry requirements for the Higher Certificate in Arts and Legal Studies 

5 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: O6/H7
Mathematics: O6/H7

Advanced and Equivalent Entry for the Higher Certificate in Arts and Legal Studies:

Higher Certificate in Arts Legal Studies Career Opportunities

  • Solicitors’ Offices

  • An Garda Síochána

  • Civil Service

  • Banks & Building Societies

  • Insurance Companies and other regulated industries

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