Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Law & Business at IT Sligo

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IT Sligo are offering a new Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Law & Business  It is the only three year honours degree programme in this field available within the northwest and midland region. The programme will open doors to a wide range of career opportunities as well as the provision of pathways into further study and education, including a pathway to a professional law qualification.


Students will explore complex and key issues by drawing on a broad reservoir of business/ legal knowledge and computing technologies required for business management and business development.

Students will divide their time between studying the field of law and business, while also exploring the connections between these fields of study. Students will develop specialist expertise in both areas.


The law strand covers many of the core law subjects to give students a good foundation should they wish to continue their studies further to qualify as a solicitor or barrister. They may also pursue opportunities in emerging areas such as Governance and Compliance, Data Protection/Privacy, Company Secretarial, Citizens Information and Social Media.

The programme also includes several ‘professional skills’  modules which will provide students with the practical skills they will need should they wish to explore career destinations such as Legal Executive, Legal Secretary, Court Registrar and Court Clerk. The knowledge and skills acquired may also attract graduates to careers as Advocacy Workers, Disability Officers and the area of Alternative Dispute Resolution.


The business strand will cover the broad world of business and students will obtain a diverse range of knowledge, skills and competencies, relevant and useful to professionals working in a wide range of business and industry settings in Ireland and elsewhere. Students will develop a clear understanding of the diverse and ever-changing business environment from a legal perspective. They will analyse and evaluate business and associated legal issues encountered by organisations.

To support a growing need for, and understanding of, data, social media presence and digital change the business major also includes learning in the fields of ICT Applications, Data Analytics, Web and Social Media Analytics and Digital Transformation.

There are further opportunities for students to pursue careers in business/industry, such as in banking and finance, insurance, human resources and in digital transformation.


Throughout this programme, students will obtain skills and experience through a wide range of modules. To view the modules you will study please go to ‘Course Format’.

Here are just some of the skills we will equip you with, which our research has shown, are in demand among employers today:

  • A clear and evidenced-based understanding of the complexities of modern-day business and business environments.
  • A comprehensive and informed appreciation of traditional and emerging areas of law.
  • The ability to demonstrate a comprehensive appreciation of the complexities of implementing legal frameworks in specified contexts.
  • An understanding of the diverse and ever-changing business environment from a legal perspective.
  • Know- how to analyse and consider an appropriate response to business challenges and legal challenges encountered by organisations and society.
  • An appreciation of the needs of business in terms of the exploitation of computing technologies for commercial benefit, business management and business development.
  • Experience in how to ethically undertake research activities, appropriate to the fields of law and business.
  • Effective communication, critical thinking, reflection, independent thinking, problem-solving and teamwork skills that can be applied to further study or the workplace.
  • Professional and transferrable skills e.g., project management, research, professional writing, which will equip students for employment and professional practice in a range of sectors.
  • Ability to reflect, examine, explore and solve complex issues by drawing on a broad reservoir of knowledge from subjects and programme studied.

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate: a minimum of 2 H5 and 4 O6/H7 grades including English/Irish at O6/H7 and Maths at F2/O6/H7
QQI FE: Any Major award with a minimum of 3 Distinctions and a pass in C20139, 5N1833, C20174, C20175 or LCE Maths
Other School Leaving Certificate Examinations: Candidates holding alternative examinations such as A Levels or other international
qualifications apply through the CAO
Mature students: apply through the CAO

Contact IT Sligo for more details. is Ireland’s largest independent for courses in Ireland. We list full-time and part-time courses of all types so that you can find the best course for you.

Steven Galvin

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