Griffith’s on the up and up

These are exciting times for Griffith College Cork with the announcement of a host of new courses for the coming term as well as the completion of extensive renovations on the building’s west wing.

Looking out over the city from its five acre campus on Wellington Road, Griffith College sits just a ten minute walk St Patrick’s street where students totally can immerse themselves in the wonderful culture Cork city has to offer. With the city’s train and bus stations so close by, Griffith is ideal for students travelling from outside the city, as well as for international students who want to explore more of Ireland on their days off.

Griffith runs a variety of both full-time and part-time, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in law, business, accounting and finance, computing science and pharmaceutical management, as well as professional programmes in law, ACCA and CPA accountancy.

The college also runs a variety of short courses, including human resource management, business management, leadership skills, marketing management, online marketing and digital strategy, and project management.

These shorter courses are great for those who are looking to upskill but may not be able to commit to a degree programme.

The college has always been strongly committed to the creation of a positive learning environment with a relaxed productive atmosphere.

This is evidenced by the open-door policy of lecturers, the operation of all lectures on a first-name basis, the provision of both written and oral feedback on formal and informal assignments, and the close, friendly working relationship between students and staff, all of which are based on a spirit of trust and collaboration.

Throughout the last year, Griffith College, in conjunction with the Government, has been able to provide funded and partially funded courses to students through the HEA July Stimulus and Springboard+ initiatives.

As the college continues to grow in numbers, Griffith is also keen to continue to add and upgrade courses that will enable students to excel in their professional lives as efficiently as possible.

New courses available from October include a certificate in quality and regulatory practice in the pharmaceutical industry, certificate in legal practice, and the certificate in legal studies.

As Griffith expands the list of available courses, it is also determined to make sure that students have the best facilities to study with in order to maximise their learning potential.

All lecture rooms and computer labs are equipped with the latest technology, with the college’s ‘UbiCast’ facility allowing lectures to be live-streamed and recorded for students to view on the Moodle platform.

For more information on Griffith College Cork and a full list of available courses, visit