• » 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 HETAC
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    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 from post leaving certificate level and French, Spanish or German from beginner level. Students also have the opportunity to study abroad at one of our partner institutions for one semester.
    Minimum Entry Requirements
    Five passes in the Leaving Certificate including Maths and English/Irish, or an equivalent qualification
    What will I study?
    Year/SemesterProposed ModulesStreamNo of creditsClass hours per week
     1/1  Learning & Communication Skills in Law Both  10  7
     Legal Systems Both  10  6
     Introduction to Criminal Justice Crim  5  3
     Language 1 Both  5  4
     1/2  Contract Law Both  10  7
     Constitutional Law Both  10  6
     Information Technology Both  5  3
     Language 2 Lang  5  4
     Introduction to Sociology  Both  5  3
     2/3  Family & Child Law Both  10  5
     Land Law Both  10  7
     Introduction to Conflict Studies Crim  10  3
     Language 3 Lang  5  4
     Teaching English as a Foreign Language Lang  5  
     Intercultural Communications Lang  5  
     2/4  Criminal Law Both  10  5
     Company Law & Governance Both  10  5
     Administrative Law Both*  5  3
     Succession Law Both*  5  3
     Criminal Practice & Procedure Crim  5  3
     Language 4 Lang  5  4
     3/5  Tort Both  10  5
      Alternative Dispute Resolution Both  10  3
     Anti-Discriminatory Practice Crim  5  3
     Victims of Crime Crim  5  4
     Language 5 Lang  10  6
     3/6  Law Reform Project Crim  10  5
     Jurisprudence Crim  5  3
     Conveyancing Crim*  5  3
     Professional Practice Crim*  5  4
     Workplace Learning Crim*  10  1
     Civic Engagement Crim*  10  1
     Language Lang  10  6
     Workplace Learning Lang  20  1
     Erasmus Placement  Elective  30  
    * 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