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Corporate Law (B Corp Law)
Applications and Selections
Who Teaches this Course
Requirements and Assessment
Next start date
A Level Grades (2017)
BBB or equivalent combination
Next start date
Mode of study
|Constitutional Law||Company Law||Labour Law*||Equity|
|Contract Law||Commercial Law||Legal and Business Ethics*||Land Law|
|Law of Torts||European Union Law||Employment Relations||Essay|
|Irish Legal System||Economics||Cross Cultural Management||Language|
|Legal Methods and Research||Management Studies||Essay||Plus a number of options from an extensive list of optional law modules below.|
|Introduction to Financial and Management Accounting and other business modules||Management of Organisational Change||Plus a number of options from an extensive list of optional law modules below|
|Language (Legal French/Legal German/Italian/Spanish) or Business Information Systems||Language or Marketing/Business Finance|
Optional Law Modules
- Administration Law
- English Land Law
- Banking Law
- Consumer Law and Policy
- Moot Court
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Law of the Sea
Optional Business Modules
- Management Accounting
- Business Finance
- Marketing Principles
- Management of Organisational Change
Modules for 2017-18Curriculum information relates to the current academic year (in most cases).
Course and module offerings and details may be subject to change.
Glossary of Terms
- You must earn a defined number of credits (aka ECTS) to complete each year of your course. You do this by taking all of its required modules as well as the correct number of optional modules to obtain that year's total number of credits.
- An examinable portion of a subject or course, for which you attend lectures and/or tutorials and carry out assignments. E.g. Algebra and Calculus could be modules within the subject Mathematics.
- Some courses allow you to choose subjects, where related modules are grouped together. Subjects have their own required number of credits, so you must take all that subject's required modules and may also need to obtain the remainder of the subject's total credits by choosing from its available optional modules.
- A module you may choose to study.
- A module that you must study if you choose this course (or subject).
- Required Core Subject
- A subject you must study because it's integral to that course.
- Most courses have 2 semesters (aka terms) per year, so a three-year course will have six semesters in total. For clarity, this page will refer to the first semester of year 2 as 'Semester 3'.
Year 1 (60 Credits)Optional GR106: Legal German - 10 Credits - Semester 1
Optional SH102: Spanish Language I (Beginners) - 10 Credits - Semester 1
Optional GR138: Beginners German for B. Corp Law and BCL students - 10 Credits - Semester 1
Optional SH140: Intermediate Spanish Language - 10 Credits - Semester 1
Optional MS120: Business Information Systems - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional LW108: Irish Legal System - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional LW107.II: Legal Methods & Research - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required AY104: Introduction to Financial Accounting - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional MS1100: Information Management for Business - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional LW109: Legal French - 10 Credits - Semester 2
Required LW262: Tort - 10 Credits - Semester 2
Required AY105: Introduction to Management Accounting - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Required LW118: Contract - 10 Credits - Semester 2
Required LW117: Constitutional Law - 10 Credits - Semester 2
Year 2 (60 Credits)Optional MK204: Marketing Principles - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW213: Legal French I - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional GR208: Legal German - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Required EC139: Principles of Microeconomics - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required MG524: Management - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required LW229: Company Law I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required LW427: European Union Law I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required LW215: Commercial Law - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional AY208: Business Finance I - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional SH224: Spanish Language II (Law/IT) - 10 Credits - Semester 4
Optional IT251: Italian Language II - 10 Credits - Semester 4
Required MG2101: Entrepreneurial Venture Development - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required EC141: Principles of Macroeconomics - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required LW231: Company Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required LW237: Essay - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required LW428: European Union Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Year 3 (60 Credits)
Year 4 (60 Credits)
Why Choose This Course?
The B Corp Law programme aims to prepare students for employment in the legal division of a company or business organisation, or for law-
related positions in banking, insurance, financial or other small, medium and larger organisations. Many graduates undertake professional training and qualify as a solicitor or barrister.
Who’s Suited to This Course
At the end of second year, interested students may opt to join the BCorp Law International programme, which involves spending third year at a university in either mainland Europe or other countries such as Canada, Australia or China. These students would then return to complete their degree programme in Galway in fourth year. More information on these opportunities is on our International Study page.
Related Student Organisations
Fees: Student Contribution
Fees: Student levy
Fees: Non EU
- Tuition: may be paid by the Irish Government on your behalf if you qualify for free tuition fees see - free fee initiative.
- Student Contribution: €3,000 - payable by all students but may by paid by SUSI if you apply and are deemed eligible for a means tested SUSI grant.
- Student Levy: €224 - payable by all students and is not covered by SUSI.
What Our Students Say
Peter Mannion | B Corp Law
Studying Corporate Law at NUI Galway allowed me to combine many of my interests and learn a range of skills that I hope to use in later life. It offers the chance to study both legal and business subjects while allowing students to focus on the areas that really interest them. Lecturers here are of a very high standard and are keen to ensure that their students develop and get to grips with the material being studied. I would be happy to recommend NUI Galway to anybody considering their options for third level. It has offered me the perfect opportunity to learn through dedicated teaching, engaging course content and a friendly atmosphere that helped me benefit from the collective experiences of my fellow students.
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Postgraduate Taught Prospectus 2018 PDF (7.2 MB)
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