Pre-university Law with Criminology

Level 5

Pre-University Law with Criminology

Course Code: 5M3789


Course Content: 

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


QQI Level 5 Certificate in Legal Studies.


The purpose of this course is to give a solid introduction to Law and Criminology for students wishing to obtain a legal or other qualification at Universities and Institutes of Technology. It introduces students to the methods of study, writing and research skills necessary for successful participation at Third Level.

This course is a viable alternative route to Third Level College entry for students (school leavers or mature students) who wish to complete a foundation year before progressing. This course also provides learners with knowledge and skills for employment.

Progression & Career Options: 

The majority of students progress to Law or Arts Degree programmes in:






TU Dublin (City Campus)



NUI Galway

IT Carlow

Letterkenny IT

Maynooth University

There are 175 places reserved in Arts in Maynooth University for QQI Level 5 certificate holders.

This also provides a route to enter Law programmes in Maynooth University in Year 2.

Course Code and QQI Title:  5M3789 Legal Studies  

DIFE Course Title:  Pre-University Law with Criminology

Level 7 and 8 Courses to which this course is linked:

UCD Law, Social Science, Humanities, Law and Business. 
DCU Law and Society, International Relations. 
UCC, TU Dublin (City Campus), UL, TCD Law.
UCC Law, Arts, Criminology, Business. 
Maynooth University Law, Social Science, Business. 
Entry to a range of other courses in Institutes of Technology.

This is not an exhaustive list.  Applicants are advised at all times to confirm linked Awards, any additional module requirements, application processes and scoring systems with the Admissions Offices of the participating higher education institutions, or visit 

Course Code and QQI Title:  5M3789 Legal Studies  

DIFE Course Title:  Pre-University Law with Criminology


Student Registration Fee € 200
PLC Government Levy € 200
QQI Exam Fee € 50
Course Fees/Materials
DIFE Total € 450
Note – Some courses may require the learner to purchase relevant industry-specific material for their own use which may not be included in the course fees outlined above. 
€30 of the Student Registration Fee is non-refundable. All fees are subject to change.