BComm International Commerce (International) with Irish

University College Cork

Course Overview

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

The BComm (International) with Irish provides you with an opportunity to not only learn about the dynamics of the relationship between business and language/culture, but also to learn practical skills for the work environment which enhance your academic development. Year 3 of the course is spent either on work placement in a company in Ireland or studying in Scotland.

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

Year 3 of the course is spent on work placement in a company in Ireland or studying in Scotland at the University of Edinburgh or the University of Aberdeen, under the Erasmus scheme.

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

  • This course combines the study of Irish language, literature and culture with the study of business at UCC.
  • It also offers the opportunity to study abroad for a year and benefit from courses on offer in another third-level institution.
  • Students who are considering pursuing a career in teaching should note that this course involves study of a number of teaching subjects.
  • Alternatively you may go on work placement for 24 weeks to gain experience in an Irish company.

Entry requirements

How to Apply

Once you are ready to start your application, please click on APPLY NOW

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″

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

You will develop your spoken and written Irish, both here at UCC and while on work placement in Year 3. Those who study in Scotland in Year 3 have the opportunity to study Gaelic at beginners’ level. You will develop your written and spoken communication skills in English in the various business subjects you study. You will develop skills in analysis, essay-writing, presentations and IT. You will also learn about the importance of language and culture in the context of business.
Graduates have entered business, the accountancy profession and the teaching profession, and many have undertaken postgraduate study.