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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

GMIT School of Business at Ambition Galway Networking Evening - Business staff (left to right): Shane Durcan; Shane Moran; Caitlin NiGhabhain; Graham Heaslip; Jamie Heaslip; Eamon Walsh; Deirdre McHugh; Isabel Buchan; Fearghal McHugh; Delma Carey.

Staff from the School of Business attended and participated in the Ambition Galway Networking evening.

This event was organised by ACCA Ireland in partnership with The Legal and Finance Network.

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:

Latest News

Front cover - Galway County 1916 Rising Heritage Trail

A bilingual guide book, the Galway County 1916 Rising Heritage Trail: Go Explore the Historic Sites & Memorials, will be officially launched in the Lady Gregory Hotel at 2 pm on Thursday 14 December 2017 by Cllr Eileen Mannion, Cathaoirleach of the County of Galway.

L to R: Noel Campbell, Curator, National Museum of Ireland, presenting GMIT graduate Angela Boyce from Castlebar with a Heritage Studies Academic Achievement Award.  [Photo by Karl Keaney. No fee]

The National Museum of Ireland marked a number of successful collaborations with GMIT Mayo this year with the formal presentation of an academic achievement award to a graduate of the BA (Hons) in Heritage Studies.


Student Stories

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