Undergraduate
BComm International Commerce (International) with German

University College Cork

Course Overview


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

This four-year degree course will educate you in the field of business and commerce, as well as in the language, literature, culture and society of German-speaking countries.
It also provides you with the possibility of gaining practical commercial experience in Germany and Austria through internships during your year abroad. Year 3 of the course is spent studying and or working abroad, in a German-speaking country.

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?

September

Placement options

During Year 3, students will take an array of business subjects through German at one of our partner universities in Germany (Konstanz, Leipzig, Rostock, Jena, Bayreuth, Regensburg or Passau) or Austria (University of Klagenfurt, Economic University of Vienna). While on the year abroad, you can gain practical experience in Semester II by undertaking a placement in Germany or Austria (details must be approved with the Programme Co-Ordinator, Dr. Claire O Reilly, in advance).


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


  • The BComm International with German course in UCC distinguishes itself through the particular emphasis put on cultural and intercultural expertise in the context of business studies, as well as providing tailored business German content courses.
  • It also provides you with the possibility of gaining practical commercial experience in Germany and Austria through internships during your year abroad.
  • Combining business subjects with the study of the German language and culture, this degree will equip you with the skills and knowledge to work in a fast-changing global business environment.
  • In recent years, the department has successfully worked towards including practical business elements and strengthening the intercultural communicative skills of our students.

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: H3 in language other than English
  • 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


The double focus of the course on both business and linguistic studies will provide you with an additional expertise which significantly improves your career chances in an increasingly globalised economic environment. In recent years, the department has successfully worked towards including practical business elements and strengthening the intercultural communicative skills of our students.

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