Bachelor of Arts in Law and Accounting From University of Limerick

Program Overview

Within the business world a strong legal background assists the work of many accounting specialists. Equally, a firm grounding in all aspects of accounting, including taxation, deepens the lawyer’s understanding of business transactions. The course reflects a demanding, broad and practical programme of study which will provide you with a firm foundation in both law and accounting. The combination allows you to make your choice of profession when you have a better knowledge of your strengths and of the law and accounting disciplines.



  Course Duration

48 Months

  Tuition Fee



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The programme is four years in duration. During the first four semesters, in addition to studying the core subjects of Law and Accounting, you will also study Economics, Taxation and Mathematics.

In semester 2 of 3rd year, an eight-month period of Cooperative Education provides you with an opportunity to apply the theory you have acquired in a practical work environment.

You return to campus at the beginning of Year 4 and continue with your studies in the core subjects of Law and Accounting. In each of these final two semesters, you will choose five modules from a variety of subjects to maximise your exposure to either Law or Accounting, or any combination of both disciplines that suits your needs.

You also have the opportunity to undertake a Final Year Project, which is a research project on a topic of your choosing.

Year 1

Semester 1    


  • Principles of Accounting    
  • Microeconomics    
  • Legal System and Method    
  • Contract Law 1    
  • Criminal Law 1    

Semester 2    

  • Managerial Accounting
  • Macroeconomics    
  • Applied Statistics for Accounting    
  • Contract Law 2    
  • Criminal Law 2    

Semester 3    

  • Finance    
  • Capital Taxation    
  • Law of the European Union 1    
  • Constitutional Law 1    
  • Law of Torts 1    

Semester 4    

  • Accounting and Auditing Frameworks    
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting    
  • Law of the European Union 2    
  • Constitutional Law 2    
  • Law of Torts 2    

Year 3

Semester 5 


  • Financial Information Analysis    
  • Corporate Finance               
  • Taxation Theory and Practice               
  • Land Law 1               
  • Commercial Law

Semester 6    

  • Cooperative Education    

Semester 7    

Students select 5 modules from     


  • Advanced Financial Reporting    
  • Management Accounting 1    
  • Equity and Trusts 1    
  • Taxation for Corporates    
  • Company Law 1    
  • Project 1    

Semester 8    

Students select 5 modules from    


  • Management Accounting 2    
  • International Tax    
  • Equity and Trusts 2    
  • Land Law 2    
  • Company Law 2    
  • Project 2    
  • Corporate Transparency and Business Ethics    

Standard XII examinations of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Metro State Boards or Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE), with first-division/class standing and a minimum average grade of 70%.  

  • A language other than English and Mathematics must be taken as a subject up to Grade X.
  • Where there is a specific subject requirement for a specific programme (e.g. Math, Physics, French, etc.), a minimum grade of 70% in that subject at Grade XII is required. 

Non-EU Students

Tuition Fees :12,362

Job titles for graduates with this degree

Graduates progressing directly into employment take up a wide variety of roles. The following provides a sample of initial roles listed on the Graduate Outcomes Survey by graduates approximately one year after graduation:

  • Assurance Associate
  • Audit Associate
  • Auditor
  • Banker
  • Trainee Barrister
  • Chartered Accountant
  • Financial Adviser
  • Financial Analyst
  • Operations Executive
  • Trainee Solicitor
  • Tax Assistant/Associate
  • Trial Co-Ordinator


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