National College of Ireland

National College of Ireland (NCI) is based in the heart of Dublin’s International Financial Services Centre (IFSC), and is just a short walk from the Silicon Docks. NCI has a unique position in the heart of Europe’s fastest growing economy. The College offers programmes in areas such as business, marketing, HRM, psychology, cyber security, cloud computing and cyber security.

  • Average Tuition EUR 10,000
  • Students 5,000
  • Total Annual Cost EUR 19,960
  • Campus Setting Urban

School Description

National College of Ireland (NCI), was established in 1951 and has a long history based on providing education that is enterprise focussed. With an unrivalled location in Europe’s fastest growing economy, NCI has excellent industry relations. With companies such as Google, Facebook, Citibank and PWC all within a ten minute walk of the campus, the college creates course with input from leading industry figures to provide graduates that meet their current and future staffing requirements.

For each of the last five years, NCI has been ranked the number one for jobs in Ireland by The Sunday Times Good Education Guide. A dedicated international careers support offers advice for students on CVs, interview preparation and arranges jobs fairs with some of the fastest growing companies in Ireland.

Bachelor Programs

  • Mayor Street, IFSC, Dublin 1, Ireland

    BA (Honours) in Business

    EUR 8,300 Tuition Fee

    NCI’s BA (Honours) in Business is a comprehensive and broad-based business degree. You will cover all the key business disciplines and have the opportunity to specialise in particular areas of business as you progress through the course. In first year you will study a broad range of business subjects. After the common first year, you will be able to select a specialisation in particular areas, such as entrepreneurship or international business, with further specialisations in other business fields also being developed. The modules you study in second and third year will then vary depending on the path you have chosen.

  • Mayor Street, IFSC, Dublin 1, Ireland

    BA (Honours) in Human Resource Management

    EUR 8,300 Tuition Fee

    Successful organisations develop winning teams and the human resources function is at the heart of this. As a HR professional you will oversee a wide range of areas like recruitment, training, employee development and industrial relations.

  • Mayor Street, IFSC, Dublin 1, Ireland

    BA (Honours) in Marketing Practice

    EUR 8,300 Tuition Fee

    Have you ever looked at the latest big brand advertising campaign and thought; I could do better than that? Marketing is central to our everyday lives as organisations compete for attention with TV ads, sporting sponsorships, social media campaigns and more. NCI’s new BA (Honours) in Marketing Practice will allow you to understand these campaigns and the strategies behind them and give you the skills to work in this fast-paced area.

  • Mayor Street, IFSC, Dublin 1, Ireland

    BA (Hons) Psychology

    EUR 8,300 Tuition Fee

    Psychology is the fascinating study of the human mind and seeks to understand how we think, act and feel. In this degree you will look at compelling questions such as: What shapes our personality? How do children develop and learn? What influences our well-being? Why do we sometimes forget things? What gives some teams an edge over others?

  • Mayor Street, IFSC, Dublin 1, Ireland

    BA Honours in Adult and Workforce Education

    EUR 8,300 Tuition Fee

    The Arts Honours Degree in Adult and Workforce Education is ideal for all those looking to advance their career in adult education, workforce education and learning and development. This four-year, honours degree provides a path to competence and professional employment in adult and workforce education settings. It will give you a strong core of foundation modules in education and in your own personal development as an educator, and also offers distinct specialist modules that deal with the unique characteristics of the adult and workforce education sectors.

  • Mayor Street, IFSC, Dublin 1, Ireland

    BA Honours in Business Management

    EUR 8,300 Tuition Fee

    This is a new course intended to be offered from September 2016. This programme is currently in development and is not yet validated by QQI. As a result, details, including the programme and award title may vary.

  • Mayor Street, IFSC, Dublin 1, Ireland

    BSc (Honours) in Computing

    EUR 8,300 Tuition Fee

    The work of the computer engineer is visible in our smartphones, our business services, the internet and every aspect of our lives. This growing influence is also obvious in the jobs market. IT professionals are in extremely high demand with a skills shortage in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) area. This degree will equip you with the knowledge and skills to take advantage of this opportunity.

  • Mayor Street, IFSC, Dublin 1, Ireland

    BSc (Hons) in Business Information Systems

    EUR 8,300 Tuition Fee

    Technology drives business and the most successful organisations use technology to shape their success. This degree gives you the skills to develop technology- based solutions for all types of organisations. It covers all the core areas of computing in addition to modules which will allow you to understand how technology can be used to fulfil business strategy.

  • Mayor Street, IFSC, Dublin 1, Ireland

    BSc (Hons) in Technology Management

    EUR 8,300 Tuition Fee

    The BSc (Hons) in Technology Management course is designed to enable students to develop and refine business, leadership, and managerial skills with an in-depth understanding of the fundamental principles of management in a technology environment.

  • Mayor Street, IFSC, Dublin 1, Ireland

    Early Childhood Education

    EUR 8,300 Tuition Fee

    The Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education is a four-year, programme, designed for people who are interested in pursuing opportunities in the Early Childhood Education (ECE) sector. The overall goal of the programme is the development of professional educators for the future who specialise in early childhood education.

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Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 3.00
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 79
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.00
  • Minimum SAT 1800


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    Established in 1951


    National College of Ireland’s stellar record for graduate employability has won it the Excellence in Employability Award in 2013, 2014 and 2016.


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          • Testimony
            , Higher Diploma in Data Analytics

            NCI as a college stands out because it is a small, well-knit environment where support is always available. With lots of technological companies in Ireland, I didn't have to wait long before I got into an internship and eventually into full-time employment. NCI is be a great choice if you want quality education.

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            , BA in Accounting & HRM

            I was really into the learning environment here mainly because professors show really enthusiastic attitudes towards guiding students by using various ways of teaching. Dublin is a fantastic place to live, study and work. There are lots of comforts from home, no matter where you are from, but lots of opportunities to discover new cultures.

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            , BA Hons Marketing Practice

            Studying at NCI has been by far the best decision of my life. Interacting with people from different cultures and places and receiving immense support and knowledge from the highly qualified professors has been instrumental in building an experience of a lifetime.