The BComm (Gaeilge) has been introduced following demand from students for a programme that combines the study of Business and the Irish Language.
This is a four-year degree programme in Commerce including the study of the Irish Language, allowing students to develop their language skills while gaining valuable insights into business and culture. It is the ideal qualification for students who want to build a career in business or who simply wish to expand their career choices. A great advantage that students studying this course have is that in year three the programme is divided between a one-semester internship in an Irish-speaking environment and a semester studying at NUI Galway’s Gaeltacht campus in an Cheathrú Rua.
All business subjects are taught through English.
What you need to know
Where is the course located?
What is the length of the course?
4 Years Full-time
When can I apply?
You can apply today
When does the course start?
Students will spend a full semester studying in Áras Mháirtín Uí Chadhain, a NUI Galway centre in an Cheathrú Rua. They will study six modules in this Gaeltacht environment, and blended learning will form the basis for some of the modules whilst a more traditional approach will be used in other modules. ‘Inniúlachtaí Gairme’ or Professional Competencies is a module that will prepare the students to confidently undertake a period of work experience after the Gaeltacht semester.
Application Closing Date
Open for an application
Number of Places
Fees and Funding
Non-EU Tuition Fees
Living Costs per year
Features and Benefits
- The work experience in an Irish speaking environment is central to the programme and is a continuous learning process where the learner aims to use the information and skills acquired in the first two years of the programme.
- This degree is designed to allow graduates to teach both business related subjects and Gaeilge at second level once they have acquired a teaching qualification and meet the Teaching Council’s subject specific requirements.
- The work experience will give the learner the opportunity to taste life in a real work environment and there will be a correlation between the work experience and the learner's area of study.
- Graduates can go on to work in a variety of careers including: Accounting both professional practice and industry, Management Consultancy, Taxation, Commercial Advisory Services.
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: A H4 in Gaeilge is also a requirement.
Graduates of the BComm (Gaeilge) at the J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics will be highly sought after in all areas of Business. Graduates can go on to work in a variety of careers including:
• Accounting – both professional practice and industry
• Management Consultancy
• Commercial Advisory Services
• Economic Policy Advisory Services
• Human Resource Management
• Information Systems Management
• Finance (including Banking & Insurance)
The work experience in an Irish speaking environment is central to the programme and is a continuous learning process where the learner aims to use the information and skills acquired in the first two years of the programme. The work experience will give the learner the opportunity to taste life in a real work environment and there will be a correlation between the work experience and the learner’s area of study. Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge will organised the work experience in conjunction with Údarás na Gaeltachta. Údarás na Gaeltachta has 400 client companies, in various sectors including biomedicine and pharmacology, ICT, niche manufacturing, audio visual and digital media, tourism, fish processing and aquaculture, renewable energy, food processing and arts and crafts the students will be based in the Údarás headquarters or in one of these client companies.