Dunboyne College of Further EducationPre-University Law with Politics QQI Level 5

Pre-University Law with Politics QQI Level 5

1 Year Full time
Further Education and PLC, Level 5 QQI
Academic year Sept - May

Course description

Legal Studies 5M3789 or General Studies 5M3114

This one-year course will prepare students for entrance into Law and Arts programmes in Irish universities and colleges. It will also prepare students to work in a legal environment both in Ireland and abroad. This law course option is available with political studies. Law and politics are two distinctive disciplines that are often intrinsically connected. Students will have the opportunity to explore legal and political theory while developing critical research and communication skills. Graduates with a degree in this area have a broad range of career options such in law, consultancy, public sector roles, political roles, public affairs and advocacy.


  • Criminal Law
  • Political Studies
  • European Studies
  • Business Law
  • Legal Practice and Procedures
  • Word Processing
  • Work Experience
  • Communications
  • Research and Study Skills
  • Criminology
  • Family Law
  • Conflict Resolution


• QQI Level 5 in Legal Studies 5M3789 or General Studies 5M3114


There are places for graduates of this course on Law and Legal Studies degrees in TCD, UCC, DCU, TUD City Campus, Maynooth University incl. St. Patrick’s College Maynooth, South East Technological University Waterford / Carlow, NUIG, DBS, Shannon College, Atlantic Technological University Letterkenny. There are now over 175 places in First Arts in Maynooth University, 30 places in UCD as well as numerous places in DCU, UCC, Mater Dei, and many Universities for students who hold a QQI qualification in Legal Studies. There are also many other opportunities in law or legal studies programmes in third level colleges all around Ireland. We also have, a very close link with Bangor University in Wales. In addition, there are opportunities in travel and tourism, European administration, local heritage concerns, the public sector as well as in the business world through insurance, banking, or international trade.


DCU: DC295 Arts (Joint Honours) Politics (Level 8, 3 Years) NUIM: MH101 Arts – Politics/Law (Level 8, 3 Years) South East Technological University Waterford: WD140 Law (Level 8, 4 Years) UCD: DN600 Law with Politics (Level 8, 4 Years) UCD: DN530 History & Politics – Humanities (Level 8, 4 Years) UCC: CK101 Arts – Politics (Level 8, 3 Years) NUIG: GY132 Government (Politics, Economics & Law) (Level 8, 4 Years) TCD: TR004 Law (Level 8, 4 Years) NUIM: MH501 Law (Level 8, 4 Years)


• Leaving Cert or LCA • Mature students of all backgrounds • Other equivalent qualification

All applicants may be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications.

Apply directly at www.dunboynecollege.ie

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