BCL Law And Society From Dublin City University

Program Overview

Learn how the legal process operates and how law and social forces influence one another in our modern world. In this degree, you’ll explore the key foundations of law (constitutional law, contract law and criminal law, for instance), and examine critical perspectives on the nature of these subjects, the practice of law, and the wider role of law in society.

The BCL (Law and Society) course suits analytical problem solvers who want to understand the role law plays in regulating social systems and to engage critically with the possibilities of law reform.



  Course Duration

36 Months

  Tuition Fee



IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 92


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Year 1 Core Modules:

  • Constitutional Law

  • Public International Law

  • Advanced Criminal Law

  • Critical Approaches to Law

  • Introducing Law

  • Foundations of Legal Research

  • Law of Torts

  • Advanced Torts

  • Criminal Law

Year 2 Core Modules:

  • Moot Court

  • Property Law

  • Advanced Contract Law

  • Family, Law and Society

  • Company Law 1

  • The Law of Contract

  • European Union Law

  • Healthcare Law and Society

  • Advanced European Union Law

Year 2 Optional Modules -

  • Advanced Criminal Law

  • Critical Approaches to Law

  • Company Law 2

  • Law and Dispute Resolution

  • Advanced Property Law

Year 3 Core Modules:

  • Jurisprudence

  • Jurisprudence II

  • Genetics, Law and Society

  • Technology Law and Society

Year 3 Optional Modules -

  • Administrative Law

  • Employment Law

  • Equity

  • Law of Evidence

  • Trusts Law

  • Advanced Property Law

  • Dissertation

  • Intellectual Property & Information Tech Law

  • Climate Change Law

  • Property Law 1

  • Company Law

  • Property Law 2 

  • Advanced Company Law1

  • International Trade Law

  • Uaneen - Contributing Module

  • Uaneen Non-Contributing Module

General Entry Requirements:

  • A minimum of six Leaving Certificate subjects at Grade 06/H7, to include the subjects English OR Irish AND the subject Mathematics. In addition, applicants must present at least two subjects at grade H5.

English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS: Composite score of 6.5 or above, with no less than 6.0 in any one component

  • TOEFL iBT: Total Score of 92

Full time:

  • EU Status Fee: €6,679 per annum

  • Non EU Fee: €15,000 per annum

Career Areas:

  • Solicitor

  • Barrister

  • Paralegal

  • Politics

  • Civil Service

  • Auditing

  • Risk analysis

  • Policy evaluation

  • Research

  • Mediation

  • Governance

  • Company secretarial and compliance

  • Data compliance and control

  • Journalism/Commentating

  • Not for profit sector

  • International institutions


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