Key Info

Bachelor of Laws (Evening degree programme)

4 Years
Subject area
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Course Director
Dr Una Woods
+353 (0)61 233755

The next intake for this course will be in 2025.

Why choose the Bachelor of Laws Evening Degree?

The central objective of the programme is to provide students with the knowledge and skills ordinarily associated with a degree level legal education embracing legal knowledge, research ability, analytical skills, conflict resolution, conflict avoidance, critical evaluation, personal skills and legal ethics.

All law subjects required by the Irish professional bodies, the Law Society and the King’s Inns, are covered in full over the course of this pro-gramme.

It offers great flexibility as all classes are scheduled in the evening time to suit those who are working.

It is a small group with an intake of approximately 25 students.

The lecturers are given by faculty who are experts in their fields.  Study all the core law modules and choose from a wide range of electives including:

  • Law of Evidence | Labour Law | Sport and the Law | Commercial Law | Administrative Law | Jurisprudence


Learn more about our courses and upcoming events

What you will study

Classes are scheduled to take place between the hours of 7.00 - 10.00pm three nights a week. The modules offered match the law modules provided on the daytime programmes and are usually taught by the same faculty members. Faculty at the School of Law include leading academics in their areas of expertise.

  Autumn Semester   Spring Semester
LA4091 Legal System and Method LA4092 Commercial Law
LA4292 Criminal Law 1 LA4292 Criminal Law 2
LA4191 Contract Law 1 LA4192 Contract Law 2
  Autumn Semester   Spring Semester
LA4190 Constitutional Law 1 LA4092 Constitutional Law 2
LA4690 Land Law 1 LA4292 Land Law 2
LA4390 Torts 1 LA4192 Torts 2
  Autumn Semester   Spring Semester
LA4093 Law of the European Union 1 LA4096 Law of the European Union 2
LA4190 Company Law 1 LA4912 Company Law 2
LA4890 Equity and Trusts 1 LA4892 Equity and Trusts 2
  Autumn Semester   Spring Semester
  2 Electives*   2 Electives*
LA4010 Project 1 LA4908 Project 2

*The elective stream for Semester 7 and 8 will be drawn from modules on offer by the School of Law for the relevant year subject to demand and resource requirements. They may include such modules as Labour Law, Family Law, Jurisprudence, Law of Evidence, Administrative Law and Sport and the Law. Students are expected to complete a final year project on a legal topic under the supervision of a faculty member.

How to apply

The next intake for this course will be in 2025.

Fees and funding

Student course fees are broken into three components - Student contribution, Student Levy and Tuition Fees.

A number of illustrative examples of fees for this course based on the current fee levels have been set out in the tables below.

An explanation of the components, how to determine status and the criteria involved is provided below the examples as is a list of possible scholarships and funding available.

EU Students with Free fees status in receipt of a SUSI grant

HEA pays Tuition Fees €3,090
SUSI pays Student contribution €3,000
Student pays Student Levy €100

EU Students with Free fees status not in receipt of a grant

HEA pays Tuition Fees €3,090
Student pays Student contribution €3,000
Student pays Student Levy €100

Students with EU fee status not in receipt of a grant

Student pays Tuition Fees €3,090
Student pays Student contribution €3,000
Student pays Student Levy €100

Non-EU Students

Student pays Tuition Fees €9,958
Student pays Student Levy €100

Student course fees are comprised of the following components:

Student Contribution

Annual charge set by the government for all full-time third level students. All students are liable unless they have been approved for a grant by Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI). Please refer to to determine your eligibility for a grant and for instructions on how to apply. The current student contribution is set at €3000.

Student Levy

All students are liable to pay the Student Levy of €100. Please note the Student Levy is not covered by the SUSI Grant.

Tuition Fees

These are based on Residency, Citizenship, Course requirements.

Review the three groups of criteria to determine your fee status as follows

  1. Residency
    • You must have been living in an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland for at least 3 of the 5 years before starting your course
  2. Citizenship
    • You must be a citizen of an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland or have official refugee status
  3. Course Requirements (all must be met)
    • You must be a first time full-time undergraduate (Exceptions are provided for students who hold a Level 6 or Level 7 qualification and are progressing to a Level 8 course in the same general area of study).
    • You must be undertaking a full-time undergraduate course of at least 2 year’s duration
    • You cannot be undertaking a repeat year of study at the same level unless evidence of exceptional circumstances eg serious illness is provided (in which case this condition may be waived)

Depending on how you meet these criteria your status will be one of the following -

  • Free Fee Status: You satisfy all three categories (1, 2 and 3) and therefore are eligible for the Higher Education Authority’s Free Fees scheme.
  • EU Fee Status: You satisfy both the citizenship and residency criteria but fail to satisfy the course requirements and are liable to EU fees.
  • Non EU Fee Status: You do not meet either the citizenship or residency criteria and are therefore liable to Non EU fees.

More information about fees can be found on the Finance website

These scholarships are available for this course

Title Award Scholarships Available
A & L Goodbody Solicitors Prizes iPad (or similar tablet PC), €500 2
Arthur Cox Valued Participation Prize
Bloomsbury Labour Law Prize A credit with Bloomsbury publishing 1
Holmes Solicitors Prize €2,500 1

These scholarships are available for all courses

Your future career

Career opportunities

A legal education gives you a number of career options. You may decide to enter the legal profession as a solicitor or barrister or you may engage in further study and become an academic. These are not the only options, as a law degree will give you a rich and wide-ranging education, which is relevant to a variety of careers.  Our graduates often pursue careers in areas such as administration, government, business, finance, insurance, journalism, broadcasting, research, and diplomacy.

A law degree will provide you with lifelong skills that can be adapted to suit a multiplicity of careers.

Follow on study

After finishing your Law degree, you may decide to stay on at University and pursue a Postgraduate Degree. The Law School at the University of Limerick offers a number of innovative and interesting postgraduate programmes:

  • LLM General
  • LLM in Human Rights in Criminal Justice
  • LLM in International Commercial Law
  • LLM by Research
  • PhD