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LL.B. (Hons)

LL.B. (Hons)


Comprehensive, rigorous and enduring course that forms the perfect grounding for your legal career.

This 3-Year Honours degree is available on a full-time, part-time and blended learning basis.

Why Study Law at Griffith College?

Students will study core subjects and pick electives allowing them to tailor their degree to focus on key areas of interest including criminal law, human rights law or corporate law.

  • Graduates of this programme can go forward to sit the entrance examinations for the Honorable Society of King's Inns or The Law Society of Ireland should they wish to pursue a career as a barrister or solicitor.
  • Students will acquire highly transferable skills attractive to a wide range of businesses, both inside and outside of law, including banking, the civil service, media and other related disciplines.
  • Students can avail of individual career advice with work placement opportunities.
  • Students may also participate in our law-related extracurricular student activities, such as the Irish Innocence Project, and join our award-winning students in the Mooting and Debating Societies.
  • Students can avail of unique opportunities, including a summer internship in Philadelphia.
  • Students will have access to our panel of experienced law lecturers, many of whom are accomplished practitioners in their field.

Course Highlights

  • 3 year QQI Level 8 Degree
  • Recognised by the Honorable Society of King's Inns and the Law Society of Ireland
  • Extensive List of Subject Choices
  • Extracurricular Law-related Activities
  • Experienced and Legal Practitioner Lecturers
  • Extensive Library Facilities and Legal Research Databases

Intake Dates

This course will next commence September 2020.

Are you applying through the CAO?

Read our CAO Guide for everything you need to know about applying through the CAO!

What our students say

Emma Carey

The course was two evenings a week which I found made it easy to maintain a good work-life balance. It gave me the flexibility I needed to maintain my social life.

Emma Carey
LL.B. (Hons) Part-time

Having a young family and returning to education, I was delighted with the supportive environment, positive attitude and encouragement from the faculty. The small class sizes are such a benefit to the learning experience. The course created new opportunities for my future career in law and expanded my viewpoint in so many areas. I’m glad I chose Griffith College & I'm grateful to have made some great friends along the way.

Yvonne Cahalane
LL.B. (Hons)
Course details

The LL.B. is three years in length. Students will study core subjects and pick additional subjects ("electives") allowing them to tailor their degree to their own interests and needs. This allows the student to focus on key areas that they are interested in such as criminal law, human rights law or corporate law.

Students can elect to study the programme full-time, part-time or via blended learning.

Full-time students will have classes generally Monday to Thursday from 9am - 6pm.*

Part-time students will have classes two evenings per week from 6pm to 10pm

Blended learning students will have a mix of online classes and study weekends consisting of tutorials.

* Students pick three electives in year two and four to five in year three depending on subjects chosen. Elective choices may require full-time students to attend classes from 6pm to 8pm.

Year One
  • Introduction to Law and Legal Skills
  • Law of Torts
  • Law of Contract
  • Criminal Law
  • Information Technology Skills
Year Two
  • Constitutional Law
  • Land Law
  • Company Law
Year Three
  • Equity and Trusts
  • European Union Law
  • Jurisprudence

Year 2 Electives

  • Child Law
  • Mediation
  • Administrative Law
  • Medical Law
  • Law of Evidence
  • Family Law
  • Criminology
  • Public International Law
  • Mooting and Legal Writing
  • Employment Law

Year 3 Electives

  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • Revenue Law
  • Media Law
  • Miscarriages of Justice
  • Advanced Jurisprudence
  • Law of Banking and Finance
  • Commercial Law
  • Arbitration
  • Sports Law
  • Dissertation
  • Innocence Project
  • English Land Law
  • English Constitutional Law

*Please note, electives are run subject to demand.

Course Contacts

John Eardly
Dublin Main Campus Campus
How to Apply

Entry Requirements

2 H5 and 4 O6/H7 grades, to include a language (English, Irish or another language).

How to Apply

If the applicant is under the age of 23 on January 1st, and looking for a full-time course, you must apply via the CAO. You will need to have a minimum of 255 points in the Leaving Certificate.

CAO Code

  • GC403

If you are over 23 or want to apply for a part-time programme you can apply online. You will be required to provide a photo I.D. such as a copy of your driving licence or passport. If you are an international student, we may also require documentation of your visa status.

If you are under 23 and wish to apply for a part-time course you will need 2H5 & 4O6/H7 to qualify for the programme. We will also require a copy of your leaving certificate results.


For purposes of fee calculation, residence is counted from time of application.

Tuition Fees
Irish/EU, living in Ireland

General Fee Information 

An Academic Administration Fee of EUR250.00 and a 2% Learner Protection Charge is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below. The fees below relate to Year 1 fees only.

Study Mode: Full-Time


EUR 6,350.00

Study Mode: Part-Time


EUR 5,900.00


EUR 5,900.00

Irish/EU, living abroad

General Fee Information 

An Academic Administration Fee of EUR250.00 and a 2% Learner Protection Charge is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below.

Study Mode: Full-Time


EUR 7,350.00


General Fee Information 

An Academic Administration Fee of EUR250.00 and a 2% Learner Protection Charge is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below.

Non-EU students: a Medical Insurance, Student Services and Administration fee of EUR300 is payable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below.

Study Mode: Full-Time


Non-EU living in Ireland or abroad: Please refer to our Non-EU Tuition Fees section.

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.


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: [email protected]


2% Learner Protection Charge

All QQI accredited programmes of education and training of 3 months or longer duration are covered by arrangements under section 65 (4) of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012 whereby, in the event of the provider ceasing to provide the programme for any reason, enrolled learners may transfer to a similar programme at another provider, or, in the event that this is not practicable, the fees most recently paid will be refunded.

QQI Award Fee

Please note that a QQI Award Fee applies in the final year of all QQI courses. To find the relevant fee for your course level, please see the Fees page.


Academic Progression 

Graduates of this course have the option to continue their studies at Griffith College. We offer a number of options including:

You can contact our admissions team to discuss what progression options are available to you.

Career Progression 

Through the LL.B. (Hons), you will have gained valuable professional experience, built a strong foundation of critical analysis and presentation skills, and covered a diverse range of topics. The following are a range of career paths that will be open to you:

  • Solicitor
  • Barrister
  • Legal Secretary
  • Banking and Financial Services Counsel
  • Civil and Public Service
  • Non-Governmental, Human Rights and Charitable Sectors
  • Academics and Publishing
  • Commercial Contracts and IT Legal Counsel
  • Corporate Management and Human Resources
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Media, Journalism and Public Relations
  • In-House Legal Advisor
  • Pensions Administrator
  • Claims Advisor
  • Litigation Legal Executive

Ready to take the next step?