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Gnó agus Gaeilge

Course Details

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3 or 4 Years
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Gnó agus Gaeilge – Bí cruthaitheach agus iomaíoch


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If you have a passion for Gaeilge and you are interested in studying business, IT and enterprise, this degree course is for you. 

No other degree in Ireland offers such an advanced course of studies in business, management and information technology, taught through the Irish language. 

The programme is linked with national and international employers who favour graduates with superior business and IT skills who are also innovative leaders.  

You’ll have the opportunity to test-drive your business skills with an optional one-year INTRA work placement before you enter your final year. 

This is a broad academic and practical education, suited to today's business environment. 

Fiontar & Scoil na Gaeilge will provide you with a modern, dynamic learning environment and will help you to cultivate your leadership potential. 

Additional Requirements
In addition to the general entry requirements for admission to the University (see page XX), the following entry requirements apply: minimum of O1 or H4 in Irish.

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Careers & Further Options

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Today’s employers look for people with high-calibre business and information technology skills, but they also require people who can think and work ‘outside the box’. 

They want dynamic individuals, people who can manage and who possess leadership qualities, and that’s what this degree is all about. 

There is no comparable degree which offers students such an advanced course of studies in business, management and information technology, all through the medium of Irish. Employers support this approach, and the course has strong links with national and international companies and organisations. 

These links offer an impressive advantage over other graduates.

Sna Réimsí Seo / Related Industry 

  • an Earnáil Phoiblí / Public Sector
  • an Earnáil Phríobháideach / Private Sector 
  • Earnáil an Chultúir / Cultural Sector
  • Teicneolaíocht na Faisnéise / IT
An Fhiontraíocht / Entrepreneur
Dearadh Bogearraí Gnó / Business Software Design
Meáin Chumarsáide na Gaeilge Seirbhísí Aistriúcháin / Irish Language Media and Translation Services
Na hEalaíona agus an Oidhreacht / Arts and Heritage
an tOideachas / Education
Taighde / Research

DCU graduates are highly sought after by employers. Our Graduates work in environments ranging from large multinationals to SMEs, family businesses and start-ups across every sector.

DCU Careers Service has a number of learning and development initiatives in place for our students, giving them the skills they need for a successful career path.

Go to our Careers site to find out more about career planning, our mentorship programme, skills development and online resources for students when working on CVs and making applications.

Entry Requirements

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In addition to the general entry requirements for admission to the university the following entry requirements apply

Minimum of O1 or H4 in Irish

In addition to the general entry requirements for admission to the university the following entry requirements apply

GCE A Level C or GCE AS Level B or GCSE A in Irish

For details of QQI requirements and relevant codes please click here. Simply enter the DC code for the programme you are interested in or if you are not sure of the code enter DC in the Select by Institution option, then click on Go. 

Applications are welcomed from students who have studied at Level 6, Level 7 and Level 8 in relevant areas. Transfer students may be exempt from certain modules.  Applications are made via the CAO Advanced Entry route which will open on the 1st Feb to the 1st May 2022.  

International candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to those outlined above. 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. Click here for further information on international applications.

Course Structure

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This is a broad academic and practical course suited to the modern business environment. There is particular emphasis on business, management, information technology and Irish, which are supported by modules in Marketing, Strategic Management and Human Resources Management. You will develop your understanding of Irish and further your communication skills in written and spoken Irish. You will gain valuable experience working on group projects while also developing personally by using your imagination in a creative business context.

You’ll spend Years One and Two of this course, in DCU, covering three main areas:

  • Business and Management
  • Business Information Technology
  • Modern Irish

You can then choose whether to either complete a one-year INTRA work placement or to go directly into your final year.

INTRA placement
You will have an option to apply for a year-long paid work placement as part of DCU’s INTRA placement programme in Year 3 and complete the final year of your degree in Year 4. INTRA provides you with a chance to work in a real world environment giving you a unique opportunity to enhance your CV, increase your employability and experience the relevance of your study. For more information on the INTRA programme at DCU, please visit 

Irish is the language of instruction on the course.

Cé na modúil a bheidh ar siúl agam?
Tá léiriú thíos ar na modúil atá á dteagasc faoi láthair. D’fhéadfadh athrú teacht air seo le himeacht ama.

  • Cúrsa Teanga 1 / Language Skills 1
  • Fiontraíocht agus Cruthaitheacht /Enterprise and Creativity
  • Córais Eacnamaíochta agus Pholaitíochta /Economics and Political Systems
  • Teicneolaíocht na Faisnéise / Information Technology Skills
  • Margaíocht / Marketing
  • Scéal na Gaeilge / History of the Irish Language
  • Na hIlmheáin / Multimedia
  • Meáin Chumarsáide na Gaeilge / Irish-Language Media
  • Bainistíocht agus Iompar Eagraíochtaí / Organisational Management and Conduct
  • An Scéalaíocht Thraidisiúnta agus an Gearrscéal / The Storytelling Tradition and the Short Story
  • An Nuafhilíocht agus na hAmhráin / Modern Poetry and the Song Tradition in Irish


  • Cúrsa Teanga 2 / Language Skills 2
  • Aistriúchán agus Eagarthóireacht / Translation and Editing
  • Bainistíocht Acmhainní Daonna / Human Resources Management
  • Bainistíocht Acmhainní Airgeadais / Financial Resource Management
  • Dlí agus Rialachas Corparáideach / Corporate Law and Governance
  • Líonraí agus Gnó Digiteach / Business and Digital Networks
  • Teangeolaíocht na Gaeilge / Linguistics and the Irish Language
  • Bainistíocht Straitéiseach / Strategic Management

Modúil Roghnacha / Optional Modules 

  • An Nuafhilíocht 2 / Modern Irish Poetry 2
  • An Béaloideas / Folklore
  • Ainmeolaíocht na Gaeilge / Irish Place-names
  • Litríocht an 17ú & an 18ú hAois / 17th & 18th century Irish literature
  • Acmhainniú Fiontar / Strategic Management
  • Modhanna Taighde / Research Methods
  • Ríomhthráchtáil / E-commerce
  • Bunú Fiontair / Enterprise Start-Up
  • Cúrsa Teanga 3 / Language Skills 3

An Cúrsa Taighde Modúil Roghnacha / Research Course Optional Modules

  • Athbheochan agus Athnuachan / Irish Language Revival and Renewal
  • An tSochtheangeolaíocht / Sociolinguistics
  • Nuaphrós na Gaeilge / Modern Irish Prose
  • Téarmeolaíocht na Gaeilge / Terminology and the Irish Language

For more information on the course structure click here

Fees and Funding

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Student Contribution
€3,043 per annum
EU Status Fee
€6,679 per annum
Non EU Fee
€15,500 per annum

How To Apply

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Applicants presenting EU School Leaving/FETAC Level 5 examinations: Apply through the Central Applications Office (CAO) by 1st February or 1st May

Candidates should apply directly to DCU. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis up to 1st July. All Non-EU candidates are advised to apply early, as places are limited.

All mature applicants apply through the CAO by 1st February. For further information and for special application procedures for mature students, please click here

Applications are made via the CAO Advanced Entry route which will open on the 1st Feb to the 1st May 2022.  

Candidates required to apply through the CAO can apply online at

Life On Campus

Life on Campus

Students of Fiontar & Scoil na Gaeilge play an active role in University life and have participated in programmes such as the Washington Irish Programme, the Fulbright Scholarship programme, Enactus and Enterprise Ireland Competitions, as well as University-supported competitions and bursaries. You can also join the Irish language society in DCU - An Cumann Gaelach

      Seomra Caidrimh 
      This is a unique space on campus for Gaeilge-loving students! You can:

      • use your language in an authentic intercultural atmosphere
      • get to know fellow students from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds
      • share your curiosity/passion for new cultures and languages
        DCU Campus Glasnevin

        DCU Glasnevin Campus


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        Do I need special equipment for this course?
        Fiontar & Scoil na Gaeilge has laboratories for students to use which have state-of-the-art tools and applications.