Entry Points (2017)

Course Overview

The Bachelor of Corporate Law at NUI Galway degree combines law and business into a single degree, providing students with a skill set that will allow them to be career flexible. 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. Students have the option of studying Legal French, Legal German or Spanish in each year of the course and travel abroad to one of the large range of universities that we partner with.

This four-year degree innovative degree programme prepares students for careers as corporate lawyers in business and industry, in management and administration, and in similar fields. This is the perfect academic path for students who would like to combine the study of law with a strong background in business. Students will learn core theories, concepts and legal methods through their time studying Corporate Law at NUI Galway. The programme is run in cooperation with the J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics, and it has an average intake of around 60 students.

Applications and Selections

Who Teaches this Course

Requirements and Assessment

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

Minimum Grade H5 in two subjects and passes in four other subjects at O6/H7 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 2018

A Level Grades (2017)

BBB or equivalent combination

Average intake


Closing Date

Next start date

September 2018

NFQ level

Mode of study

ECTS weighting




PAC code

Course Outline

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Constitutional Law Company Law Labour Law* Equity
Contract Law Commercial Law Legal and Business Ethics* Land Law
Law of Torts European Union Law Employment Relations Essay
Irish Legal System Economics Cross Cultural Management Language
Legal Methods and Research Management Studies Essay
Plus a number of options from an extensive list of optional law modules below.
Introduction to Financial and Management Accounting and other business modules Management of Organisational Change
Plus a number of options from an extensive list of optional law modules below
Language (Legal French/Legal German/Italian/Spanish) or Business Information Systems Language or Marketing/Business Finance    

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

Modules for 2017-18

Curriculum information relates to the current academic year (in most cases).
Course and module offerings and details may be subject to change.

Glossary of Terms

You must earn a defined number of credits (aka ECTS) to complete each year of your course. You do this by taking all of its required modules as well as the correct number of optional modules to obtain that year's total number of credits.
An examinable portion of a subject or course, for which you attend lectures and/or tutorials and carry out assignments. E.g. Algebra and Calculus could be modules within the subject Mathematics.
Some courses allow you to choose subjects, where related modules are grouped together. Subjects have their own required number of credits, so you must take all that subject's required modules and may also need to obtain the remainder of the subject's total credits by choosing from its available optional modules.
A module you may choose to study.
A module that you must study if you choose this course (or subject).
Required Core Subject
A subject you must study because it's integral to that course.
Most courses have 2 semesters (aka terms) per year, so a three-year course will have six semesters in total. For clarity, this page will refer to the first semester of year 2 as 'Semester 3'.

Year 3 (60 Credits)

Year 4 (60 Credits)

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.  More information on these opportunities is on our International Study page.

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€6,817 p.a. 2017/18

Fees: Tuition

€3,593 p.a. 2017/18

Fees: Student Contribution

€3,000 p.a. 2017/18

Fees: Student levy

€224 p.a. 2017/18

Fees: Non EU

€12,750 p.a. 2017/18
EU Fees 2017/18:
- 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

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.