UCC Undergraduate courses

Commerce (International) with Irish

About This Course

Fact File

  • Title

    Commerce (International) with Irish

  • 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; Maths, other language, H3 in Irish. See Requirements for full details.

  • CAO Points

    2020: 484

  • CAO Points Range

    2020: 484-601

Course Outline

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.


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);
  • MG1003 Introduction to Marketing (5 credits);
  • MG1004 Introduction to Management and Organisation (5 credits);
  • GA1003 Bunstaidéar ar Theanga agus ar Chultúr na Gaeilge (15 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;  Úsáid agus Cruinneas na Gaeilge


Filíocht na hOchtú hAoise Déag;  Prós na Seachtú hAoise Déag;  Léann agus Lámhscríbhinní na Gaeilge;  Logainmníocht na Gaeilge;  Dialann na Gaeilge;  Cineálacha Scéalaíochta:  An Litriocht Bhéil agus an Gearrscéal Liteartha;  Fograíocht na Gaeilge;  An Ghaeltacht

Year 3 Modules:

Students who go on placement will complete a work placement journal and written assignments in Irish and English and will give an oral presentation.  Students who spend the year studying in Scotland will complete modules in their chosen university.

Year 4 Modules:


Úsáid agus Cruinneas na Gaeilge


Litriocht na Gaeltachta i gCúige Mumhan:  Filíocht na Seachtú hAoise Déag;  Nua-fhilíocht na Gaeilge;  Scéalaíocht na Nua-Ghaeilge;  An tÚrscéal sa Ghaeilge;  Filíocht na Nua-Ghaeilge Luaithe;  Léamh agus Litriú na Gaeilge;  Litreacha na Gaeilge;  Tionscnamh Taighde

plus modules to be taken from one of the following 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

Students will be required to attend lectures, tutorials and laboratory classes as prescribed for the language and business modules takes.

You will be required to attend one weekend course in a Gaeltacht area in Year 2. All of Year 3 is spent either on work placement in a company in Ireland or studying in a university in Scotland.

Students who complete their work placement in certain companies where the Irish language requirement is not catered for may be required to spend an additional period on an approved course in a Gaeltacht area.

Why Choose This Course

This course combines the study of Irish language, literature and culture with the study of business at UCC.

Students who are considering pursuing a career in teaching should note that this course involves study of a number of teaching subjects.

It also offers the opportunity to study abroad for a year and benefit from courses on offer in another third-level institution. Alternatively you may go on work placement for 24 weeks to gain experience in an Irish company.

Placement or Study Abroad Information

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.

Skills and Careers Information

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.


Leaving Certificate entry requirements:

At Least six subjects must be presented. Minimum grade H3 in Iirsh, minimum grade H5 in one subject and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Applicants will need to meet the following minimum entry requirements:




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Mature students:

Applicants should apply directly through the CAO, include a statement of interest and may be called for interview. Leaving Certificate Maths is recommended. A H3 in Leaving Certificate Irish is required (HB3 if presenting a pre-2017 Leaving Certificate).  Approximately one place is 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 the receipt of completed applications is 1st February of the year of proposed entry. Find out about our 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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