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Law - Ordinary Degree



An ordinary degree in law, covering the ‘core’ law subjects.


Contract,  Company, EU, Tort, Criminal, Constitutional, Equity, Property Law & Core Legal Skills

Entry Requirements

This is an advanced-entry programme, for students who already have some previous third-level education OR 2-3 years of experience in a legal environment.  Students lacking these qualifications can enrol on the Foundations in Law programmes offered by DIT.

Examinations / Assessments

Assessment is by a mix of essays, research projects and end-of-term exams.


Students who successfully complete the BA(Ord) in Law can progress onto the LL.B. degree, a Level 8, Honours degree in law.

Learning Outcome

Students will gain the ability to recognise and apply legal principles in a variety of factual contexts. 

Career Opportunities

Students have sat and passed the entrance exams to the Law Society and progressed onto a career as a solicitor, while others have used the BA (Ord) to find or advance  a career in business, the public sector, non-governmental organisations or the Gardai.