• » Bachelor of Arts in Law with Criminal Justice/ Irish/French/Spanish/German

    Programme Title  Bachelor of Arts in Law with Criminal Justice/ Irish/French/Spanish/German
    CAO Code  LY207
    LYIT internal code  
    Duration  3 Years
    Standard Code Places:  60
    National Framework Level  7
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from QQI
    Is this Course for You?
    Do you have an interest in how law is practiced and what it means in our everyday lives? Legal study provides entry to a range of rewarding and stimulating careers. Fascinated by criminal law? Interested in a career as a corporate lawyer? Curious about children’s rights?
    This exciting programme allows you to combine the study of a law degree with either criminal justice or a language. In the first semeseter you will study a language. In Semester 2 you will be introduced to Criminal justice and you can opt to either continue with the language or to drop it at that point. You will also have the opportunity for work placement or a stint in our in-house law advice clinic.
    If you are interested in the study of crime, criminology, understanding conflict and discrimination then the criminal justice minor will provide a gateway to a wide range of exciting careers. 
    You may choose instead to combine your law degree with the study of a language. We offer Irish, French, Spanish or Germanfrom post leaving certificate level. Students also have the opportunity to study abroad at one of our partner institutions for one semester. Students also have the opportunity to study abroad at one of our partner institutions for one semester.
    Minimum Entry Requirements
    Five O6/H7 in the Leaving Certificate including English/Irish (and if choosing a language Relevant Language F2/O6/H7),, or an equivalent qualification
    What will I study?
    Year/SemesterProposed ModulesStreamNo of credits
     1/1  Learning Law Both  10
     The Irish Legal Systems Both  10
     ICT Skills Both  5
     Constitutional Law 1 Criminal  5
     Language & Culture 1 (French/Irish/Spanish) Language  5
     1/2  Contract Law Both  10
     Criminal Law Both  10
     Introduction to Criminal Justice Both  5
     Constitutional Law 2 Criminal  5
     Language & Culture 2 (French/German/Irish/Spanish) Language  5
     2/3  Family & Child Law Both  10
     Land and Succession Law Both  10
     Constitutional Law 1 Language  5
     Criminal Practice & Procedure Criminal  5
     Victimology Criminal  5
     Language & Culture 3 (French/German/Irish/Spanish) Language  5
     2/4  Criminal Law Both  10
     Company Law & Governance Both  10
     Employment  Law Criminal  5
     Mooting Criminal  5
     Constitutional Law 2 Language  5
     Language & Culture 4 (French/German/Irish/Spanish) Language  5
     3/5  Tort Both  10
     Alternative Dispute Resolution Both  10
     Civil Practice and Procedure Both  5
     Conveyancing Both  5
     Language & Culture 5 (French/German/Irish/Spanish) Language  10
     3/6 Law Reform Project  AND Equity and Trusts AND One of: Street Law OR Law in Action OR Workplace Learning OR Media Law Criminal  10
     5
     5
     10
     Erasmus Placement OR One Language  AND Workplace Learning Language  30
     10
     20
    * elective module
    CRIM = BA with Criminal Justice
    LANG = BA with Irish/French/Spanish/German
    Learning Outcomes
    (a) BA in Law with Criminal Justice
    On completion of this programme it is expected that learners will be able to:
    • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge and understanding of legal principles and concepts and of the Irish legal system
    • Demonstrate a capacity for critical reflection and analysis in the light of evidence and argument
    • Evaluate, synthesize and present legal arguments in a structured, reasoned and coherent way
    • Evaluate law in a global, political, economic, social and ethical context
    • Demonstrate a critical awareness of the core concepts and theoretical models relating to crime, criminology, victimization, criminalization and deviance.
    • Work effectively as an autonomous individual or as part of a team.

    (a) BA in Law with French/German/Irish/Spanish
    On completion of this programme it is expected that learners will be able to:
    • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge and understanding of legal principles and concepts and of the Irish legal system
    • Demonstrate a capacity for critical reflection and analysis in the light of evidence and argument
    • Evaluate, synthesize and present legal arguments in a structured, reasoned and coherent way
    • Evaluate law in a global, political, economic, social and ethical context
    • Communicate at a level commensurate with level B2 on the Common European Framework in oral and written modes with competent speakers of the target language in professional and social settings
    Follow-on Courses
    LLB(hons) with Criminal Justice/French/Spanish/Irish at LYIT
    Career Opportunities
    The programmes focus upon the development of key legal skills and provide opportunities for applied learning, study abroad and civic engagement which enhance the employability of the LYIT law graduate. The proposed law programmes offer graduates a pathway to careers in a range of areas including:
    • Solicitor or barrister in ROI and NI     
    • Legal executive
    • Civil Service
    • Regulatory Bodies
    • Careers in criminal justice – garda, advocacy, probation, social work
    • Company Secretary
    • Legal advisor
    • Researcher
    • Journalism
    • Business and commerce
    • Insurance
    • Tax
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
    • Contact Anne Burke, Head of Department of Law & Humanities, Letterkenny Institute of Technology by
    • E- Mail: Anne.Burke@lyit.ie
    • Telephone: (074) 9186204