Entry Points (2015)

Course Overview

The Bachelor in Corporate Law is a four-year degree programme, which allows students the option of combining legal study with business and a language. Students take key business subjects in each year and, if they wish, they may take a language to degree level. They have the choice of studying Legal French, Legal German, Italian or Spanish in each year of the course. The aim of the programme is to prepare students for careers as corporate lawyers in business and industry, in management and administration, and in similar fields. The programme is run in cooperation with the School of Business & Economics, and it has an average intake of around 60 students.

As a graduate of the B Corp Law programme you will be equipped with a variety of unique and distinctive skills in both law and business, with the option of proficiency in a European language, and therefore prepared for a variety of careers.

Applications and Selections

Who Teaches this Course

Requirements and Assessment

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

Minimum HC3 in two subjects and passes in four other subjects at H or O level in the Leaving Certificate including: Irish, English, another language, Mathematics and any two other subjects recognised for entry purposes.

Additional Requirements


4 years

Next start date

September 2016

A Level Grades (2015)

BBB or equivalent combination

Average intake


Closing Date

Next start date

September 2016

NFQ level

Mode of study

ECTS weighting




PAC code

Course Outline

Year 1

  • Constitutional Law
  • Contract Law
  • Law of Torts
  • Irish Legal System
  • Legal Methods and Research
  • Introduction to Financial and Management Accounting and other business modules
  • Language (Legal French/Legal German/Italian/Spanish) or Business Information Systems

Year 2

  • Company Law
  • Commercial Law
  • European Union Law
  • Economics
  • Management Studies
  • Management of Organisational Change
  • Language or Marketing/Business Finance

Year 3

  • Labour Law*
  • Legal and Business Ethics*
  • Employment Relations
  • Cross Cultural Management
  • Essay
  • Plus a number of options from an extensive list of optional law modules below:

Year 4

  • Equity
  • Land Law
  • Essay
  • Language
  • Plus a number of options from an extensive list of optional law modules below.
*available to language students in Year Four

Optional Law Modules

  • Administration Law
  • Evidence
  • Jurisprudence
  • English Land Law
  • Banking Law
  • Consumer Law and Policy
  • Moot Court
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Law of the Sea

Optional Business Modules

  • Management Accounting
  • Business Finance
  • Taxation
  • Economics
  • Marketing Principles
  • Management of Organisational Change
  • Management

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

The B Corp Law programme aims to prepare students for employment in the legal division of a company or business organisation, or for law-
related positions in banking, insurance, financial or other small, medium and larger organisations. Many graduates undertake professional training and qualify as a solicitor or barrister.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes

Work Placement

Study Abroad

At the end of second year, interested students may opt to join the BCorp Law International programme, which involves spending third year at a university in either mainland Europe or other countries such as Canada, Australia or China. These students would then return to complete their degree programme in Galway in fourth year. 

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€6,817 p.a. 2015/16

Fees: Tuition

€3,593 p.a. 2015/16

Fees: Student Contribution

€3,000 p.a. 2015/16

Fees: Student levy

€224 p.a. 2015/16

Fees: Non EU

€12,750 p.a. 2015/16
EU Fees 2015/16:
- Tuition: may be paid by the Irish Government on your behalf if you qualify for free tuition fees see - free fee initiative.
- Student Contribution: €3,000 - payable by all students but may by paid by SUSI if you apply and are deemed eligible for a means tested SUSI grant.
- Student Levy:  €224 - payable by all students and is not covered by SUSI.

Find out More

The School of Law
T +353 91 492 752
E law@nuigalway.ie

Current Students

Peter Mannion

B Corp Law

"Studying Corporate Law at NUI Galway allowed me to combine many of my interests and learn a range of skills that I hope to use in later life. It offers the chance to study both legal and business subjects while allowing students to focus on the areas that really interest them. Lecturers here are of a very high standard and are keen to ensure that their students develop and get to grips with the material being studied. I would be happy to recommend NUI Galway to anybody considering their options for third level. It has offered me the perfect opportunity to learn through dedicated teaching, engaging course content and a friendly atmosphere that helped me benefit from the collective experiences of my fellow students."