Studying in Ireland
Why study in Ireland?
A common language, a shared if sometimes troubled history, and easy travel links are just some of the reasons that many UK students considering studying outside the country have for choosing Ireland.
- Ireland is a small country with a young population and its cities, especially Dublin and Galway, are cosmopolitan, with a continental European feel. The home of James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, Oscar Wilde and W.B. Yeats, Ireland has a strong literary tradition and this is reflected in the country’s culture which also embraces the new with musicians like Hozier and U2.
- One of the big attractions for students from the UK is the common language, both for instruction and in the wider community. Technically, Gaelic is the first official language and spoken daily by a small minority of the population. The federal National University of Ireland requires all students educated in Ireland to pass Gaelic as part of their matriculation but those educated in the UK and elsewhere are exempt from this requirement. All but a very small number of university courses are delivered in English.
- Irish universities have a solid record for scholarship.
- Tuition is free for students from other EU/European Economic Area (EEA) countries, except for a contribution of €3,000 towards equipment, administration and examination.
Our guide to studying in Ireland
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University Rankings 2017–18
QS World University Rankings 2017–18
Global university rankings compiled annually by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). QS ranks institutions by the following key indicators; academic peer review, faculty student ratio, citations per faculty, recruiter review, international orientation.
THE World University Rankings 2017–18
Global university rankings compiled annually by the Times Higher Education (THE). THE ranks institutions by performance in the following categories; Industry Income, Teaching, Research and Citations.
|Dublin City University||353||401-500|
|National University of Ireland, Galway||271||251-300|
|National University of Ireland, Maynooth||-||351-400|
|Trinity College Dublin||88||160|
|University College Cork||233||351-400|
|University College Dublin||168||176|
|University of Limerick||-||501-600|
Business School Rankings 2017
Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2017
Global MBA rankings compiled annually by the Financial Times. MBA programmes are ranked by a number of key indicators including salary increase, value for money, career progression. Note this ranking only applies to each business school’s full-time MBA programme.
The Economist Which MBA? Ranking 2017
Global MBA rankings compiled annually by The Economist. MBA programmes are ranked by the following categories; career opportunities, personal development, salary increase and potential to network. Note this ranking only applies to each business school’s full-time MBA programme.
Forbes Best International Business Schools 2017
Ranking of business schools outside of the US compiled by Forbes magazine. MBA programmes are ranked solely by return on investment. Note this ranking only applies to each business school’s full-time MBA programme.
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
More about the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation here.
Association of MBA
More about the Association of MBA (AMBA) accreditation here.
European Quality Improvement System
More about the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) accreditation here.
|Trinity College Dublin - School of Business||-||86||-||Y|
|University College Dublin: Smurfit||70||84||-||Y||Y||Y|