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LAW & TAXATION


BACHELOR OF BUSINESS (HONOURS) Ab Initio What is the programme about?


This programme will provide students with a full education in both law and taxation and present the many interrelationships between the two disciplines. It will also provide knowledge and understanding of essential business concepts. Taxation is taught from a practical applied viewpoint and as a branch of law with emphasis on legal principles. This degree is designed to reflect the increasing alignment of the law profession with the world of business.


This is the only combination degree in Law and Taxation in the mid-west region, which opens a world of opportunities to graduates. The programme has been awarded group 1 status from the Irish Taxation Institute. This entitles graduates to claim exemptions from all papers in Part 1 of the Institute’s suite of examinations. This programme covers all subject areas to prepare graduates sitting entrance exams to the Law Society of Ireland.


The programme has also been accepted by the Teaching Council as fulfilling its degree requirement for registration as a post-primary teacher, subject to the complete programme of study being undertaken at LIT (Moylish). As with any other degree, a teaching qualification such as the Professional Diploma in Education is also required.


Who is the programme suited to?


The degree combines two important aspects of the global economy, law and business, providing students with great flexibility in your future career. If you want to practise law you can do so with a sound foundation in the principles of good business.


Alternatively, if you want to go into business you can do so with the thinking and analytical skills that come with a law degree. As a graduate, you will uniquely be equipped with a comprehensive range of relevant skills to assist you succeed in the legal, taxation and business fields.


Modules*


Year 1: Legal Studies, Legal Systems & Communications, Constitutional Law – Fundamental Human Rights, Constitutional Law – Institutions of Government, Financial Accounting, Micro and Macro Economics, Business Mathematics, Income Tax, Insurance & Credit Law.


Year 2: Business Accounting Techniques, Employment Law with HRM, Capital Gains Tax, Corporation Tax, Contract Law, and Law of Tort.


Year 3: Company Law, European Union Law, CAT, VAT & Stamp Duty, Law of Equity & Trusts, Advanced Taxation & Statutory Interpretation, Administrative Law.


Year 4: Commercial Law, Taxation Management (elective), Real Property incl. Succession Law, International Taxation, Criminal Law, Family Law (elective), Law of Evidence (elective), Jurisprudence (elective).


*The offering of electives is subject to available resources and minimum numbers. What can I do after the programme?


On successful completion of the programme, employment opportunities are available as: Trainee Tax Advisor, Trainee Solicitor, Regulatory Body Staff, Insurance Claims Assessor, Law Clerk/Legal Researcher, HR Administrator, Teaching (on completion of Professional Diploma in Education).


Class Contact Hours 18-25 hours per week, depending on the year.


Programme Code LC223


Programme Level Level 8


CAO Points 2015 280


Duration 4 Years


Location


Moylish Campus, Limerick


Minimum Entry Requirements: Leaving Certificate (2017): A minimum of 2 H5 & 4 O6/H7 grades in six Leaving Certificate subjects, including Mathematics and English or Irish.


QQI FET/FETAC Applicants & Mature Applicants: Refer to section ‘Entry Requirements’ for further information. Undergraduate Prospectus 2017/2018 61 < FOR FURTHER INFORMATION


Contact Emma Dillane Tel: 061 293326 Email: emma.dillane@lit.ie Web: www.lit.ie/Courses/LC223


LC223


Department of Business


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