About Law & Taxation – Bbs (honours) in Limerick Institute of Technology
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.
Top 3 Reasons
1. This is the only combination Degree in Law & Taxation in the Mid-West Region, which opens a world of opportunities to graduates. You can expect to work in positions of responsibility in professional firms, including Law, Tax, Company Secretarial, Accountancy & Finance, and in the Public Sector.
2. This programme has been accepted by the Registration Council for Secondary Teachers as fulfilling its Degree requirements for registration, subject to the complete programme of study being undertaken at LIT. As with any other Degree, a teaching qualification such as the H.Dip in Education is also required.
3. 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.
Class Contact Hours
18 – 25 hours per week depending on the year.
Trainee Tax Advisor, Trainee Solicitor, Regulatory Body Staff, Insurance Claims Assessor, Law Clerk / Legal Researcher, HR Administrator
"I graduated from LIT in November 2017 with a BBS in Law & Taxation. The four years leading up to the graduation were amazing. I enjoyed my four years of study in LIT. I found the modules offered by LIT covered all bases whether you were interested in pursuing a career in tax, business or law. The BBS in Law and Taxation, is the only undergraduate course in Ireland which offers such an in-depth exploration of tax at an undergraduate level. You are also exempt from Part 1 of the Tax Institute Examinations, this is a huge advantage and looks incredibly attractive to prospective employers. Offering LIT students, the best possible kick start for a career in tax.
The law modules offered in the course provide a great basis for any student who has an interest to work within the law realm. All eight topics which are examined by the Law Society in the Fe1’s is covered in extensive detail by the lecturers in LIT. It also ensures those with an interest in moving on to complete a Masters or Doctorate in Law are fully prepared. I was awarded a scholarship to complete a Masters in General Law at the University of Limerick based on the results achieved in LIT.
Since completing my Masters, I’ve now started my career as a Tax Trainee in BDO Limerick and absolutely love the diversity of tax we cover on a daily basis. I am currently enrolled to commence my Fe1’s and Part 2 Tax Exams this year. The achievement’s all the graduates from BBS in Law & Taxation have achieved is a testament to the amazing lecturers, who motivated and supported us through the four years and helped us all get the best from our studies and ourselves!
I would strongly encourage anyone with an interest in either to give the BBS in Law & Taxation a shot. It was the best decision I’ve made!"
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).
Leaving Certificate: A minimum of 2 H5 & 4 O6/H7 grades in six Leaving Certificate subjects, including Mathematics and English or Irish. FETAC Applicants and Mature Applicants: Refer to section ‘Entry Requirements’ for further information.
Please visit www.cao.ie for further information on how to apply to this course.
IELTS score for entry to undergraduate courses a minimum score of 5.5