The BComm (Accounting) degree at NUI Galway combines a broad-based business education with the advantage of a specialized programme for those interested in a career in accounting or a related discipline.
Students on the programme particularly like the small class size, which really helps them to settle in. This programme offers significant exemptions from professional accounting examinations. The Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) is a three-year undergraduate course* designed for students who have decided that they want a career in accountancy, taxation or corporate finance. This programme offers excellent levels of exemptions from the examinations of all of the major professional accountancy and taxation practitioner bodies. Our internship and placement partners include PWC, KPMG, Deloitte, EY, Grant Thornton, DHKN, Crowe Howarth, Supermacs and Mazars.
What you need to know
Where is the course located?
What is the length of the course?
3 Years Full-time
When can I apply?
You can apply today
When does the course start?
Students on this programme have the opportunity to add an international experience dimension to their degree at the end of second year, when they may apply on a competitive basis to transfer from the three-year B Comm (Accounting) degree to a four-year B Comm (Accounting) with international experience. Successful applicants will spend one semester of their third year at an international university studying business through English, either in Europe, North America or further afield and a second semester in a work placement. The students will then return to NUI Galway for fourth year to complete their degree.
Application Closing Date
Open for an application
Number of Places
Fees and Funding
Non-EU Tuition Fees
Living Costs per year
Features and Benefits
- Our graduates have had excellent success in securing employment as trainee accountants in all types of accountancy practices.
- This programme offers the maximum amount of undergraduate exemptions from professional Accounting exams. Find out more about these Accounting Exemptions here.
- Graduates may also find employment in financial services, taxation, banking, manufacturing and other industries.
- Students on this programme have the opportunity to add an international experience dimension to their degree at the end of second year.
How to Apply
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As part of your application, you will be required to submit:
- Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
- Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
- 2 letters of recommendation
- A copy of your passport
- Personal Statement
- Extra requests for certain courses
Minimum entry requirements
Minimum Grade H5 in two subjects and passes in four other subjects at O6/H7 level in the Leaving Certificate, including Irish, English, another language, Mathematics, and any two other subjects recognized for entry purposes.
Arts/Business/Law (No less than 5.5 in any Component)
IELTS: 6.5 Overall
Pearson (PTE): 61
Duolingo English Test (DET)**: 110
• Temporary measure for 2020 only in response to COVID-19
Special Entry Requirements
- For Leaving Certificate – H4 in Accounting is also a requirement
- For A-Levels – Grade C in A-Level Accounting
Our graduates have had excellent success in securing employment as trainee accountants in all types of accountancy practices. Graduates may also find employment in financial services, taxation, banking, manufacturing and other industries. This programme offers the maximum amount of undergraduate exemptions from professional Accounting exams. Find out more about these Accounting Exemptions here.
Work Placements: The Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) at NUI Galway incorporates work placements in two ways. Firstly, students can participate in summer internships at the end of 2nd year and this counts for one of their subjects in final year. Secondly, students have the option to apply for International Experience and extend their degree by one year to facilitate international study and work placement.
*4 years of optional Global Experience & Work Placement year:
The BComm (Accounting) can be extended from three to four years. We offer students an opportunity to enhance their studies, spending one year studying abroad or one semester studying abroad along with a one semester work placement. With this option in third year, students will study a range of business/accounting courses through English at an international partner university in Europe, North America, Asia, or Australia, providing students with an invaluable experience and graduating with a B Comm (Accounting – International Experience) degree. Students return to NUI Galway to complete their final year