Course Description

Pre-University Law with Politics

Dunboyne College of Further Education

This one-year course will prepare students for entrance into Law and Arts programmes in Irish universities and colleges. It will also prepare students to work in a legal environment both in Ireland and abroad.
This law course option is available with political studies. Law and politics are two distinctive disciplines that are often intrinsically connected. Students will have the opportunity to explore legal and political theory while developing
critical research and communication skills. Graduates with a degree in this area have a broad range of career options, such as, in law, consultancy, public sector roles, political roles, public affairs and advocacy.

The following modules will be offered subject to availability or demand and are subject to change:

• Criminal Law
• Political Studies
• European Studies
• Business Law
• Legal Practice and Procedures
• Word Processing
• Work Experience
• Communications
• Research and Study Skills
• Criminology
• Family Law
• Conflict Resolution

• Level 5 Legal Studies 5M3789 or
Level 5 General Studies 5M3114

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Course Code 5M3789
College Name Dunboyne College of Further Education
Course Category Law
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Level 5 Certificate
Course Location Dunboyne, Meath, Ireland
Course Start Date 17th September 2024
Course End Date 23rd May 2025
Course Duration 1 Year
Course Times Full time
Awarding Body QQI
Entry Requirements ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or; • Mature Students or; • Other equivalent qualifications All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications. Apply directly at
Career Path There are places for graduates of this course on Law and Legal Studies degrees in TCD, UCC, DCU, TUD City Campus, Maynooth University incl. St. Patrick’s College Maynooth, South East Technological University Waterford / Carlow, NUIG, DBS, Shannon College, Atlantic Technological University Letterkenny. There are now over 175 places in First Arts in Maynooth University, 30 places in UCD as well as numerous places in DCU, UCC, Mater Dei, and many Universities for students who hold a QQI qualifi cation in Legal Studies. There are also many other opportunities in law or legal studies programmes in third level colleges all around Ireland. We also have a very close link with Bangor University in Wales. In addition, there are opportunities in travel and tourism, European administration, local heritage concerns, the public sector as well as in the business world through insurance, banking, or international trade. EXAMPLES OF HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRESSION: DCU: DC295 Arts (Joint Honours) Politics (Level 8, 3 Years) DC230: Economics, Politics and Law (Level 8, 3-4 Years) DC231: International Relations (Level 8, 4 Years) DC189: Global Challenges (Level 8, 4 Years) DC292: Arts (Joint Honours) Law (Level 8, 3 Years) NUIM: MH101 Arts – Politics/Law (Level 8, 3 Years) SETU Waterford: SE404 Law (Level 8, 4 Years) UCD: DN600 Law with Politics (Level 8, 4 Years) UCD: DN530 History and Politics – Humanities (Level 8, 4 Years) UCC: CK101 Arts – Politics (Level 8, 3 Years) NUIG: GY132 Government (Politics, Economics and Law) (Level 8, 4 Years) TCD: TR004 Law (Level 8, 4 Years) Maynooth University: MH501 Law (Level 8, 4 Years)
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