Bachelor of Corporate Law (B Corp Law)

College of Business, Public Policy, & Law

What our lecturers say

What our lecturers say
Corporate Law

What our students say

What our students say
Studying Corporate Law

Course overview

The Bachelor in Corporate Law degree is awarded at the end of a three-year interdisciplinary programme which gives students the option of combining legal study with business and a language. Students will take key business subjects in each year and, if they wish, may take a language to degree level. They have the choice of studying French, 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 co-operation with the School of Business and Economics and it has an average intake of around 75 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.

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


Duration: 3 years

Next start date: September 2015

Entry points(2014): 370

A Level Grades (2014): ABB or equivalent combination

Average intake: 75

Course outline

Year 1

  • Constitutional Law
  • Contract Law
  • Law of Torts
  • Irish Legal System
  • Legal Methods and Research
  • Accounting
  • Language (French/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
  • Plus a number of options from an extensive list, which includes:
    • Banking Law
    • Insurance Law
    • Competition Law
    • Environmental Law
    • Health and Safety Law
    • Information Technology Law
    • Industrial and Intellectual Property Law
    • International Trade and International Business Law
    • Business options are also available

Further education

B Corp Law graduates must complete some additional core law subjects for the entrance examinations to the professional bodies (to become a solicitor or barrister). Graduates of the B Corp Law may proceed into the final year of the LLB programme in NUI Galway, enabling them to acquire the remaining core law subjects necessary for the entrance examinations of the professional bodies while also broadening their knowledge of the law and obtaining an additional degree.

Find out more

The School of Law
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Fees for this course

EU (Total): €6,817 p.a. 2015/16
 - Tuition: €3,593 p.a. 2015/16
 - Student contribution: €3,000 p.a. 2015/16
 - Student levy: €224 p.a. 2015/16
Non-EU (Total): €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.

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."