Established in 1974, Griffith College is Ireland's largest independent 3rd level institution with locations in Dublin, Cork and Limerick. The College has gained an enviable, award winning reputation for providing students with first class lectures and excellent study material. Griffith College offers internationally recognised postgraduate and undergraduate degree programmes, complimented by a wide range of professional, short term and corporate training educational solutions - in Griffith College, there is something for everyone.
Today there are over 8,000 students studying in the College, which is a designated educational institute of the Higher Education and Training Awards Council (HETAC).
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GRIFFITH COLLEGE LIMERICK (GCL)
Griffith College Limerick (GCL), is a progressive independent business and technology Institute located on Upper William Street, Limerick City, capital of the scenic and prosperous Mid West Region of Ireland.
GCL was established originally as the Mid West Business Institute in 1988 to deliver accountancy programmes but quickly grew to include a multitude of disciplines. In 1998 the first engineering course commenced and GCL remains the only private third level college in Ireland providing engineering courses.
Over the years the college has graduated thousands of successful students from the Ireland region and all over the world including over eighty MBA graduates
Our lecturers are highly qualified, professional and experienced in their respective fields of expertise. They are fully committed to the success of their students and because of our small class sizes know each student individually, which allows for a better learning experience.
Griffith College is a member of the Higher Education Colleges Association (HECA)
DIRECT ENTRY: At Griffith College you can apply directly to the college. Minimum requirements are pass in maths and English (or another European language). We provide a stress-free alternative to the CAO route.
OUR TEACHING: Our lecturers are world class, with both excellence in academic, and industry fields. Our tutors and past students have contacts across all industries, be it accountancy firms, local international and multi-national businesses. This can provide access to future placements and employment opportunities.
STUDENT FOCUS: You will not be lost in the crowd. Our programmes are student-centred, focused on building and developing your individual strengths. At GCL small class sizes mean that you get the attention and support throughout your education.
COMPETITIVE FEES: Our fees are comparative to university fees and there is tax relief of 20% on these fees
RANGE OF COURSES: At GCL we offer programmes in business, marketing, accounting, administration, engineering, childcare & social studies, Computing and IT at levels 6, 7,8 right through to our postgraduate and MBA programmes at level 9.
PROGRESSION ROUTES: Many of our courses can lead into other university courses, giving exemptions for courses, semesters and entire years of study. We offer a cost-effective, flexible alternative route to higher education.
OUR CITY CENTRE LOCATION: The campus is readily accessible by public transport and within walking distance to the city centre, as well as libraries and the central shopping area.
OUR REPUTATION: Griffith College is the largest independent college in Ireland, with over 8,000 students, across 3 campuses. All our degrees are HETAC approved and are run to the highest academic standards. Our graduates are award winners - being recognized both at home and abroad for their achievements.
AWARDS: Our graduates are award winners - being recognized both at home and abroad for their work, and our student work regularly appears in the press.
Griffith College Limerick students are regular award winners. In 2011 a Griffith College Student achieved first in the world and 1st, 2nd and 3rd in Ireland in accounting exams.
Quote from Director, Kevin O'Sullivan
'I am delighted to see our accounting students do so well in achieving such impressive national and international rankings. It is a credit to them as well as the lecturing and support team here at our Limerick campus who have carried on the tradition of world-class professional education that Griffith College is renowned for.'
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