Pre-University Law with Criminology

law criminology


The purpose of this course is to give a solid introduction to law for students wishing to pursue a law degree in universities, both here in Ireland, and abroad. The qualification also gives students the opportunity to progress to an Arts degree and a range of other programmes in Universities and Institutes of Technology. This course also provides learners with the knowledge and skills to directly enter employment.



  • Leaving Cert, LCVP or LCA
  • Mature Students
  • Other Equivalent Qualifications



The majority of students progress to Law or Arts Degree programmes in Universities and Institutes of Technology both here in Ireland and abroad.

There are up to 100 reserved places in First Year Arts in NUI Maynooth, as well as numerous places in UCD, DCU, UCC, Mater Dei and many local Institutes of Technology for students who hold a QQI qualification in Pre University Law and/or Culture and Heritage Studies.


Pre-University Law

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Course Content

  • Legal Practice and Procedures
  • Business Law
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Word Processing
  • Communications
  • Work Experience


Students who successfully complete are awarded a QQI Level 5 Certificate in Legal Studies.