The BCL (International) is an exciting and dynamic four-year degree, offering students the opportunity to spend Year 3 at a law school in China, the US, Canada or Europe.
We have a widevariety of prestigious partner institutions and the year abroad can be tailored to suit your interests, both academically and culturally.
Our partner institutions have specialisationsin international human rights law, business and commercial law, constitutional law, and healthlaw. They also provide practical exposure to the law via trial advocacy, moot court and law clinics.
The BCL (International) will give you the opportunity to immerse themselves in theinternational student experience, to explore new cities and countries, to make new friends, and todevelop their academic and professional potential. This is in addition to obtaining a law degree, recognised by the professional bodies in Ireland, which may also betailored to focus on specialised areas of law.
The BCL (International) is a four-year degree combining the core BCL course with a yearabroad, studying at a law school in the US, Canada, Europe or China.At present, studentscan study at the following universities:
- East China University of Political Science and Law, Shanghai
- Brooklyn Law School, New York
- Temple University Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia
- Saint Louis University School of Law, Missouri
- UniversitÃ© de MontrÃ©al, Canada
- University of Copenhagen, Denmark
- University ofLeiden, the Netherlands
- University of Helsinki, Finland
- University of Oslo, Norway
- CharlesUniversity, Prague, Czech Republic
Each of these study-abroad options offers a unique experience and the course aims to tailoryour interests with those of our partners to ensure you get the most from your year abroad.
This is a challenging and a rewarding degree course. You will work hard on your year abroad tomake the most of this exceptional opportunity to learn about different legal systems and to expandyour legal knowledge. You will participate fully in the international student experience, making life-longfriends and memories.
See the College Calendar for more detailed information on the programme and the Book of Modulesfor a more detailed description of programme modules.
Course Code: CK301
Course Title: Law (International)
College: Business and Law
Duration: 4 years
Teaching Mode: Full-time
Qualifications: BCL (Hons)
NFQ Level: Level 8
Costs: Full-time EU/EEA/Swiss State undergraduate students may be exempt from paying tuition fees. The State will pay the tuition fees for students who satisfy the Free Fees Criteria. In 2016/17 the Student Contribution Charge will be EUR 3,000 and the Capitation Fee will be EUR 165. Students must cover the costs of accommodation, travel, visa and living expenses during their year abroad. The costs vary depending on where you study in year 3.
Students on the BCL (International) follow the same course of study as BCL students in Years 1, 2 and final year. This involves a combination of lectures, tutorials/guided study, andreading in the library.
The number of optional subjects available increases as you progressthrough the course and includes language (European languages and Mandarin) and business options(management and accounting), in addition to law options.
During the study-abroad year, you will followthe course requirements in the host institution and often take courses at graduate level. These varydepending on the host university and your interests.
You are provided with information on the estimated costs of the various study-abroad options during the course of the BCL.
You do not pay fees to the host institution on the study-abroad year, although there may be a small registration charge.
Written exams will take place before Christmas and in May. Not all modules will have formal examinations. Many modules use other types of assessment.
The skills modules are assessed on apass/fail basis and include group work, presentations and oral advocacy.
During the study-abroadyear, you will follow the assessment methods used in your host institution, which can involve open-bookexams, course papers, in-class tests, moot court and other practical exercises, and also oral exams.Students find these exciting and rewarding. You must pass all assessments undertaken during theyear abroad in order to progress to final year at UCC.
EU Applicants: Application to Year 1 of the degree programme is made directly through the Central Applications Office (CAO). Applicants should apply online at www.cao.ie. The normal closing date for receipt of completed applications is 1st February of the year of entry.
Mature Applicants: Application is made through theCAO (www.cao.ie) and the closing date for receipt of completed applications is 1st February of the year of proposed entry.
Further Contact Information
Dr Claire Murray
T: +353(0)21 490 3809