BComm International Commerce (International) with French

University College Cork

Course Overview

Combining business subjects with the study of the French language and culture, this degree will equip you with the skills and knowledge to work in a fast-changing global business environment.

The BComm (International) with French will bring your knowledge of French to a near-native standard and will develop the kind of cultural awareness that equips you to operate in a different society. You will also engage with the core areas which allow you to understand how business works.

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Cork City

What is the length of the course?

48 Months Full-time (4 Years)

When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?


Placement options

The BComm (International) with French includes a full year of study abroad. This year provides the opportunity for immersion in French language and culture, combined with the study of European and international business from a French perspective. In some of our partner institutions, the year abroad may offer the possibility of a work placement.
The year abroad is supported by the EU Erasmus course, which means you would belong to a Europe-wide network of mobile citizen-students.

Application Closing Date

Open for applications

Number of Places

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 15,000

Living Costs per year

€ 10,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits

  • Language study typically appeals to students who relish the challenge of study in breadth, simply because proficiency in language demands the development of a wide range of skills.
  • If your ambition is to become a rounded business professional, capable of operating in international environments, then this is the degree for you.
  • What makes this degree attractive is that you can at the same time bring this capacity to bear on the study of business.
  • You will also engage with the core areas which allow you to understand how business works.

Entry requirements

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
  • CV/Resume
  • Extra requests for certain courses

Minimum entry requirements

At Least six subjects must be presented. Minimum grade H3 in one subject, minimum grade H5 in one subject and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects.

  • Leaving Certificate:
    English O6/H7
    Irish O6/H7
    Mathematics O6/H7
    Other Language O6/H7
  • IB: 31
  • A-Level: B B C

English Requirements

Duolingo English Test (DET): DET score of 120 or better
Please note: Applicants scoring DET 110 or 115 will be required to sit a UCC Language Centre Skills Check before receiving an offer. Applicants presenting with one of these two scores should contact the UG EU Admissions Office directly by emailing admissions@ucc.ie.

UCC has approved the use of the Duolingo English Test (DET) as a temporary measure for the 2020 intake.

IELTS: College of Business and Law: All Programmes. 6.0 Minimum individual sections 5.5
TOEFL: College of Business and Law: All Programmes

  • TOEFL 80: Listening 17; Reading 18; Speaking 20; Writing 17

Pearson PTE Academic: College of Business and Law: All Programmes. 59 Minimum individual sections 51

Special Entry Requirements

Career Prospects

One of the attractions and one of the challenges of the BComm (International) with French is that you will engage with a wide range of subject areas. You will develop both a quantitative and a qualitative understanding of culture and of business from an international perspective. You will also, of course, learn how to operate between and across languages and cultures, developing at once an enhanced set of communicative and intercultural capacities. These skills are highly sought by national and international employers.