Galway-Mayo IT - Galway


Course Name Accounting
Course Provider Galway-Mayo IT - Galway
Course Code GA181
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major Galway Mayo Institute of Technology Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Galway City
Qualification Letters BB (Hons)
Duration 3 years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements Honours Bachelor Degrees (Level 8)
The general minimum Leaving Certificate entry requirement is grade O6/H7 or better in six Leaving Certificate subjects including English or Irish and Mathematics.

Two of the six Leaving Certificate subjects must be passed in higher level papers at Grade H5 or higher with a minimum of 160 points.
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+Bonus Points for Higher Mathematics*
A bonus of 25 points will be added to the points score for a H6 or above in higher level Mathematics. The bonus points are included in the overall points calculation only when Mathematics is one of the six best s...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP

Expand+Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP)
The LCVP ‘Link Module’ will be considered as a passing subject provided the student achieves a pass grade. This will apply to entry for higher certificate (level 6), ordinary degree (level 7), and...

Leaving Certificate Applied Programme LCAP Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA)
The Leaving Certificate Applied does not meet the minimum entry requirements to Institute programmes. Holders of the LCA may gain entry following completion of a QQI FET Level 5 or 6 Major Award.
QQI FET Applicants General Information

Expand+QQI FET CAS Scoring

The national qualification system across further education and training (FET) in Ireland is known as the ‘Common Awards System’ or CAS.

The scoring system applies where all the requirements for the major award are met, i...

QQI FET Entry Requirements Web Page - Click Here
Alternative Entry GC(S)E and other School Leaving Examinations
A combination of Northern Ireland or British GC(S)E and GCE A-Level and AS Level at certain grades and Applied A-Levels will be considered (see details on Applicant Scoring).

Other European Union (EU) School Leaving Examinations
Applications are assessed and scored by the Institute.
Higher Education Access Route HEAR Web Page - Click Here
Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
Recognition of Prior Learning RPL Web Page - Click Here
Number of Places 40
Course Fee

Expand+There are two main elements to Undergraduate Fees at GMIT:

1. Student Contribution - all students are liable for the Student Contribution fee. The fee for the 2021/22 Academic Year is €3,000.

2. Tuition Fee - the government will pay the Tuiti...

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Financial Support

Expand+All new grant applications must be made online to SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland) through or telephone +353 761 087874.

If approved, SUSI will pay the Student Contribution on behalf of the student directly to GMIT. It is not n...

CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Entry 2021

Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2021 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2021 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2021 CA...

Course Content

Expand+Why study Accounting?
Accountants are required by every business in every industry, providing expert business advice as well as managing the businesses economic activities and financial information. This three-year, Level 8 programme offers a direc...

Subjects Taught

Expand+What will I study?

Year 1:
• Financial Accounting
• Management Accounting
• Micro/Macro-Economics
• Information Technology
• Learning and Innovation Skills
• Business Mathematics
• Computerised Accounting Packages
• Manag...


Expand+Why Study Business?
Business and related subjects (such as the ‘FAME’ group – finance, accounting, management, and economics) are among the most popular fields of study at third level worldwide. You might have some vague ideas about why this ...

Careers or Further Progression

Expand+What are my career opportunities?
The programme prepares students for employment in the accounting function of industry and commerce and with firms of professional accountants as well as other financial services employers including multi-national c...

Further Enquiries Deirdre Lusby,
Head of Department of Business and Accounting
Tel: +353 91 742222
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Points History
Year Points
2020 309
2019 303
2018 308