Griffith College

LL.B. Blended

LL.B. Blended

LL.B. Blended

A blended learning degree allows a student the flexibility to fit their law degree around their busy lifestyles

Dublin: Blended Learning
Online classes as a part of the LL.B. blended programme
Validated by:QQI
QQI Level:8
Course Level:Undergraduate
Duration:3 to 4 Years
Overview

The LL.B. (Blended) Law programme is an innovative and interactive teaching and learning experience, delivered through a combination of online and classroom-based learning.

“Blended learning” incorporates weekly video lectures which are uploaded to an online virtual learning platform to be reviewed at learners’ convenience; weekly virtual activities to be completed on topics covered; and fortnightly tutorial-style live “webinars” using the most up-to-date conferencing technology. E-learning is “blended” with “live” Saturday classroom-based workshops, which take place on a monthly basis. 

The LL.B. (Blended) programme is fully comparable to the full-time and part-time LL.B. programmes at Griffith College - only the mode of delivery differs, providing learners with professional or personal commitments, and those living outside of the greater Dublin area with a more flexible offering.   

This course is validated by QQI/HETAC at Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications and content and assessment is identical to the full-time and part-time LL.B programmes.

Students visit the Dublin campus on a monthly basis, however, they have access to all facilities provided to full-time and part-time students, as well as the option of participating in the wide range of extra-curricular activities undertaken by full-time and part-time law students at Griffith College, such as mooting, debating, FLAC and the Law Society should they so wish. 

Structure

Flexibility is offered to LL.B. (Blended) learners, who may also opt for a four-year progression where professional and/or personal commitments would render this a more feasible option.

* Please note that electives are subject to demand. Students pick three electives in year two and four to five in year three depending on subjects chosen.

 

Year 1 Core Subjects
Semester other
Introduction to Law and Legal Skills
Law of Tort
Law of Contract
Criminal law
Information Technology Skills
Year 2 Core Subjects
Semester other
Constitutional Law
Company Law
Land Law
Year 3 Core Subjects
Semester other
Law of Equity and Trusts
Law of the European Union
Jurisprudence
Electives
Year 2 Electives
Semester other
Family Law
Child Law
Mediation
Medical Law
Mooting and Legal Writing
Administrative Law
Evidence
Employment Law
Criminology
Public International Law
Year 3 Electives
Semester other
Miscarriages of Justice
Intellectual Property Law
Media Law
Revenue Law
International Human Rights Law
Advanced Jurisprudence
Law of Banking and Finance
Commercial Law
Arbitration
Sports Law
Dissertation
Innocence Project
English Land Law
English Constitutional Law
Entry Requirements
Course Requirements
Library facilities open to our LL.B. blended learners

We welcome independent, motivated self-starters which the discipline, commitment and desire to learn independently. Mindful of the unique challenges of blended learning, such as the substantial workload and lessened interaction with peers, all learners over 23 must meet with Programme Leader prior to formal admission in order to assess their needs, and if necessary to advise of alternative paths to progression, i.e. as part-time students.

Learners who have previously completed the Diploma in Legal Studies and Practice at Griffith College may proceed directly to the second year of this programme.  Finally, learners under 23 years of age on 1st January of the year of admission must meet the following Leaving Certificate requirements, Min. 2 H5 and 4 O6/H7 grades, to include a language (English, Irish or another language).

 

Technical Requirements

Students must have a laptop with a functioning webcam, an external microphone headset, access to broadband.

Fees

Direct Debit Scheme

Students wishing to pay for their fees monthly may avail of our direct debit scheme, please download our Fee Payment Information document to review the payment plan schedule and how to apply.

Sponsorship

Is your company paying for your course?

They will need to complete a Griffith College Sponsorship Form and send this to the Student Fees Office:

  • Post: Student Fees, Griffith College Dublin, South Circular Road, Dublin 8
  • Email: accounts@griffith.ie:

Please Note

A registration Fee of Euro 250.00 is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below.

The tuition fees quoted below are tuition fees for Year 1 of the course only.

This charge is incurred to finance arrangements required under Part 6 of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act, 2012 to ensure protection of enrolled learners.

Campus: 
Dublin
Study Mode: 
Blended
EU living Ireland: 
EUR 5,750
How to Apply

To apply for this course if you are over 23 years of age or looking for advanced entry you will need to fill out the online application form online uploading a copy of your photo I.D. (passport or driving licence) with it. 

Applicants under 23 will also require to upload a copy of their Leaving Certificate results with their application.  

A knowledge of basic IT skills is required for students taking the blended course, due to the reliance on the online learning facilities.

Progression
Academic Progression: 

The LL.B. provides a great foundation for a Master's program in Law (LL.M.). Many of our graduates go on to complete an LL.M. in an area of their choice. Griffith College offers a range of LL.M. programs. 

An LL.M. is a great foundation to a PhD and can be completed by classes or research. Other students have been known to pursue further studies in the areas of Business and Journalism.

 

Blended student presenting work at workshop
Career Progression: 

Completion of an LL.B. opens a world of possibilities to graduates. The traditional route of gaining a professional qualification as a solicitor and barrister is still the most common, however, the LL.B. also lends itself to stimulating career opportunities across a range of areas including journalism, media, finance, public administration, industry and commerce.

Solicitor and barrister training still mandate the completion of a course of legal professional education at either the Law Society of Ireland (solicitors) or the Honourable Society of King’s Inns (barristers).

Solicitors:

Solicitors are professionally trained to provide clients with skilled legal advice and representation on all legal matters.

Upon completion of the LL.B. at Griffith College, students must complete eight FE1 exams to gain entry to the Law Society of Ireland. This is followed by a two-year apprenticeship and a completion of a course of education at the Law Society of Ireland at Blackhall Place in Dublin.

Barristers:

Barristers are professional advocates who deal with court work at all levels. Barristers specialise in providing an advisory and/or advocacy service for which they are briefed by a solicitor (or professional body). A barrister (also called "counsel") is a type of lawyer who specialises in court advocacy and the giving of legal opinion.

After your LL.B. degree, you must pass five entrance exams to enter the King’s Inns and commence a one-year (full-time) or two-year (part-time) Barrister-at-Law Degree at the King’s Inns. Upon successful completion of this Degree, one is "called to the Bar". To practise as a barrister, entrants must complete a year of "devilling", which is the equivalent of an apprenticeship for barristers where barristers work under the supervision of a more senior colleague for a period of at least one year.

 

Library Image

Get in Touch

If you would like to find out more about this course, please do not hesitate in contacting a member of our admissions team.