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Diploma in Foundation Studies – Business, Law and Arts (Joint NUI Galway and GMIT Programme)

This intensive part-time course is for Mature Applicants aged 23 or over commencing on Saturday 9th of September for 26 weeks.

The course has been designed for people who have been out of the formal education system for some time, and are interested in studying Business, Law or Arts at third level.

The aim of the course is to prepare students for direct entry to relevant undergraduate degree programmes at NUI Galway or Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT).

Student Stories


School of Business

Business is one of the most popular degree choices in Ireland due to the exciting and varied career options available to graduates.

With a wide range of courses on offer at undergraduate and post-graduate level, business students in GMIT have embraced the flexibility a degree in Business offers, all while enjoying the vibrant student city of Galway.


What's Happening

Accounting courses

Demand for Accountants has never been higher. At GMIT we have a range of accounting courses to suit all levels.

Already a graduate in another discipline? Why not consider a career change?

Eamon Walsh, Head of Accounting & Information Systems at GMIT explains:

[L-R] are: Síona Cahill (Vice President for Equality and Citizenship), Amy Kelly (Vice President for Campaigns), Michael Kerrigan (President), Michelle Byrne (Vice President for the Southern Region), Niamh Murtagh (Vice President for Welfare), Jimmy McGovern (Vice President for the BMW Region), Oisin Hassan (Vice President for Academic Affairs)

GMIT School of Business graduates Michael Kerrigan and Amy Kelly were recently elected to the National Executive of the Union of Students in Ireland (USI).

Michael Kerrigan has been elected President of USI and Amy Kelly has been elected Vice President for Campaigns.

Latest News

The following three GMIT campuses will re-open as normal tomorrow, Tuesday, 17th October, 2017:

3D image of the proposed STEM building at GMIT Galway

The President of GMIT, Dr Fergal Barry, and the Chief Executive of the Technological Higher Education Association (THEA), Dr Joseph Ryan, welcome the announcement today (16 October) of a major capital investment in higher education.


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