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Business Humanities and Technology

Foundation Studies Diploma - Business (Mayo)

Intensive part-time course for Mature Applicants aged 22 or over - delivered at GMIT Mayo campus, Castlebar in partnership with NUI Galway. Start date: 6th September, 2018.

Discipline: Business Humanities and Technology

Programme Code: 


Location: Mayo

Programme Duration: One year

Mode of Study: Part time

Entry Requirements: Aged 22 or over

Why Study?

This course is designed for mature students aged 22 or over who upon completion want to prepare to enter degree programmes at NUI Galway or Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology in the areas of Business, Law or Arts.

This intensive part-time classroom-based course is taught at GMIT Mayo campus in Castlebar in partnership with NUI Galway.

Applicants can choose to study the diploma either at NUI Galway (DFS8) or at GMIT Mayo (DFS 9). They are run simultaneously at both institutions. 

Courses begin in early September and finish in April.

Programme Modules

Subjects taught are:

  • Accountancy
  • Economics
  • Mathematics
  • Business Skills
  • Information Technology
  • Skills for College and Career
  • Academic Study Skills
  • Academic Writing

Essential Information: 

Start Date and Timetable

The GMIT Mayo campus course orientation starts Thursday 6th September at 10am in Room P002, GMIT Mayo campus, Castlebar.

The course itself runs Monday (6pm to 9.15pm), Wednesday (6pm to 9.45pm) and Thursday (6pm to 8pm).


Cost and Application details

If in full time employment the cost of the course is €380.

If on social welfare then the total cost is €60. Upload evidence of your Social Welfare Payment with your application.

You will also need to upload a passport photo and a photocopy of passport/birth cert or marriage cert.

The non-refundable application fee is paid by Credit Card/Laser and costs €30 (pay another €30 upon acceptance and balance of €320 is paid by postal order made out to NUI Galway when you commence studies in September.  Do not post to the university. 


How to Apply

Click the highlighted link below to apply online:

DFS9  Business, Law and Arts ( GMIT Castlebar) -  (Foundation Studies Diploma)


Closing date

Closing Date for all on-line applications is the 4th of September, 2018.

Contact Us

Michael Gill
Head of Department, Business, Humanities & Technology

GMIT Mayo campus
Co. Mayo

Tel: (094) 9043174