UCC Undergraduate courses

Commerce (International) with French

About This Course

Fact File

  • Title

    Commerce (International) with French

  • Code


  • College

    Business and Law

  • Duration

    4 years

  • Teaching Mode


  • Qualifications

    BComm International

  • Fees

    Student Contribution + Capitation: €3,130 See Fees and Costs for full details.

  • Entry Requirements

    1 x H3, 1 x H5, 4 x O6/H7; H3 in French and O6/H7 in Maths. See Requirements for full details.

  • CAO Points

    Unavailable from 2022

  • CAO Points Range

    Unavailable from 2022

Course Outline

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.

With these skills, you can follow a number of career paths, whether in Ireland or internationally.

Year 3 of the course is spent studying in a partner university in France, allowing you to internationalise your educational experience and gain skills in personal autonomy and adaptability.

In the BComm (International with French), you will find your own path to an exciting range of work options.


Year 1 Modules:

  • AC1102  Financial Accounting (5 credits);
  • EC1202 Business Economics I (5 credits);
  • GV1102 Introduction to Government and Politics (5 credits);
  • IS1105 Business Information Systems (5 credits);
  • LW1108 Introduction to the Legal System (5 credits);
  • LW1109 Introduction to Business Law (5 credits);
  • MA1100 Introductory Mathematics for Business I (5 credits);
  • MG1004 Introduction to Management and Organisation (5 credits);
  • MG1006 Principles of Marketing in International Environments (5 credits);
  • FR1103 Foundation Course in Written and Oral French and Introduction to French for Business 910 credits);
  • FR1201 Introduction to French Studies (5 credits)

Year 2 Modules:


Introduction to Management Accounting;  Business Economics;  Principles of Food Marketing;  European Government and Politics;  Management Information Systems;  International Management and Organisation;  Introduction to Business Statistics;  Advanced French Language;  French Society and Institutions


Literary Seminar;  Topics in Literature and Culture;  Cultural Studies:  Francophone Postcolonial Literature;  Literary Studies:  The Theatre of the Absurd;  The French Language Today; Cultural Studies:  Modern French Culture;  French Society and Institutions:  Women in French Society and Culture

Year 3 Modules:

You will spend the year abroad in one of our partner institutions in France or Canada.

Year 4 Modules:


Advanced use of French


Literary Seminar;  Structure and Varieties of French;  Cultural Studies;  Literary Studies;  Linguistics;  Advanced Specialist Translation;  French Thought and the Contemporary World; Contemporary Visual Culture;  Contemporary French Society and Politics;  Ideas of Europe;  Cultural Identities

plus modules to be taken from one of the following subject groups:  Accounting, Finance and Information Systems;  Food Business and Development;  Business Economics; Management and Marketing;  Government;  Mathematics and Statistics;  Law

See the College Calendar for more detailed information on the programme and the Book of Modules for a more detailed description of programme modules.

Course Practicalities

Your studies will involve a range of different types of teaching and learning, spanning small group classes in language (both written and oral) and courses that combine lectures with tutorials where you can begin to apply the knowledge you acquire.

Language teaching accounts for three contact hours a week and, as your course progresses, you will have the option of studying a range of aspects of French society and culture.

In all of this teaching, you will have plenty of contact with your lecturers.

Why Choose This Course

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. What makes this degree attractive is that you can at the same time bring this capacity to bear on the study of business.

If your ambition is to become a rounded business professional, capable of operating in international environments, then this is the degree for you.

Placement or Study Abroad Information

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.

Skills and Careers Information

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.


Leaving Certificate entry requirements:

At Least six subjects must be presented. Minimum grade H3 in French, minimum grade H5 in one subject and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. English and Irish are requirements for all programmes unless the applicant is exempt from Irish.
Applicants will need to meet the following minimum entry requirements:




Other Language




H3 in French

Mature students:

Applicants should apply directly through the CAO, include a statment of interest and may be called for interview. Leaving Certificate Maths is recommended.  A H3 in Leaving Certificate French is required (HB3 if presenting pre-2017 Leaving Certificate).   Approximately five places are available on this programme for mature applicants.

International Students should visit the International Education website.


Non-EU Candidates

Non-EU candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to the Irish Leaving Certificate. In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language.

To verify if you meet the minimum academic and language requirements for this programme please visit our qualification comparison pages.

For more detailed entry requirement information please refer to the International website.

Mature Students Requirements

Please refer to the mature student entry requirements for details. 

Fees and Costs

Course fees include a tuition fee, student contribution fee and capitation fee. The state will pay the tuition fees for EU students who are eligible under the Free Fees Scheme. The annual student Contribution and Capitation Fees are payable by the student. In 2021/22 the Student Contribution Fee will be €3,000 and the Capitation Fee will be €130.

Please see Fees Office for more information.

Non-EU Fees

The Undergraduate Fees Schedule is available here.

How Do I Apply

EU Applicants: Application to Year 1 of the degree programme is made directly through the Central Applications Office (CAO). Applicants should apply online at www.cao.ie. The normal closing date for receipt of completed applications is 1st February of the year of entry. 

Non-EU Applicants

Mature Applicants:  Application is made through the CAO and the closing date for receipt of completed applications is 1st February of the year of proposed entry. Find out about the mature entry requirements here

Non-EU Applications

Applicants who are interested in applying for the programme can apply online.

For full details of the non-EU application procedure visit our how to apply pages for international students.


**All Applicants please note: modules listed in the course outline above are indicative of the current set of modules for this course, but these are subject to change from year to year. Please check the college calendar for the full academic content of any given course for the current year. 

In UCC, we use the term programme and course interchangeably to describe what a person has registered to study in UCC and its constituent colleges, schools and departments. 

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