Griffith College

Established in 1974, Griffith College is Ireland's largest independent third level institution with over 7,000 students at its campuses in Dublin, Cork and Limerick.

The internationally recognised academic offer includes postgraduate and undergraduate degree programmes, complemented by a wide range of professional, short term and corporate training educational solutions.

We are a designated educational institute of Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI). Many former students have gone on to enjoy distinguished careers in Ireland and internationally, in fields as diverse as accountancy, business, computing, design, law, media, music and drama.


  • 77 Student Nationalities

  • 7,000 Students

  • 3 Historic Campuses

  • 40 Years’ Heritage

  • 140 International Partnerships


European Bologna System: Griffith College is proud to be a part of the European Union (EU) European Bologna Process, which is currently implemented in 47 EU states. This system was created in order to facilitate international mobility for students and graduates in addition to offering wider access to high-quality third level education

European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS): Griffith College students are awarded ECTS credits in accordance with European Bologna system, which enables greater student mobility across international institutions and also aids curriculum design and quality assurance. ECTS is central to the internationalisation of higher education across Europe. It has become a key tool in the Bologna Process.

Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI): The College's academic programmes are validated by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) which is the Irish government degree awarding body. Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) was established in Ireland on 6 November 2012 under the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012. The Authority was created by an amalgamation of existing bodies including the Higher Education and Training Awards Council (HETAC). Awards continue to be made by QQI under the HETAC brand as this brand has an international recognition and reputation.

National Qualifications Framework: The National Qualifications Framework is the single nationally and internationally accepted entity through which all learning achievements may be measured and related to each other in a coherent way and which defines the relationship between all education and training awards.


Dublin: The main campus is situated on seven acres within a mile of St. Stephen's Green on Dublin's South Circular Road and offers the majority of the programs. This amazing facility is a place full of history built between 1811 and 1816 to be used as a prison called Richmond Bridewell. There was a sign over the door saying: “Cease to do evil; learn to do well”, leading to the satirical popular nickname for the prison, the ‘Cease to Do Evil Hotel’.

In 1892, after extensive re-building work, the Richmond Bridewell, now renamed Wellington Barracks after the Duke of Wellington, was occupied by troops of the Royal Munster Fusiliers, and It would be garrisoned by British troops up to 1922.

Wellington was renamed Griffith Barracks in late 1922 after Arthur Griffith, the first President of the Executive Council of the Free State, who had died of a stroke during the Civil War in August 1922

During several conflicts and wars, the barracks kept been used as military center for almost 60 years. Then, the departure of the stationed officers and their families in 1988 effectively marked the end of the day-to-day activity at Griffith Barracks by the Irish Defence Forces. In the years that followed, most of the buildings were left completely unused, and with the passing of time, and no ongoing maintenance, they fell into considerable disrepair.

Without further use for the barracks, the State decided to sell the central 6.7 acres of the site by public auction on 26th June 1991. it was purchased for conversion to a third level college. The institution that bought the barracks was called Business and Accounting Training, or BAT as it was better known, and was established by Diarmuid Hegarty in 1974 to prepare students for the professional examinations of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.

In 1992, having cumulate a great reputation as third level institution and after expanding considerably the academic offer, Business and Accounting Training changed its name to Griffith College Dublin in honor to Arthur Griffith and the history of the place.

dublin campus

Cork: Griffith College Cork runs a variety of both full-time and part-time, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Law, Business, Journalism and Computing Science as well as professional programmes in Law and Accountancy. The college is based on a large 5 acre campus on Wellington Road, close to the centre of Cork city.

Limerick: At the Limerick campus, we have a broad range of courses available to you in full-time, part-time and blended learning delivery modes. All of our qualifications are recognised worldwide and include courses in Business, Administration, Computing, Hospitality, Accounting, Engineering, Childcare, Social Studies and professional qualifications. Limerick is a vibrant, student-focused city. The College, based on O’Connell Avenue, is at the heart of the city, our urban campus.


Griffith College

  • Private College/ University
Language in Class:
  • English
  • Faculty of Business
  • Graduate Business School
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Computing Science
  • Faculty of Journalism & Media Communications
  • Faculty of Design
  • The Leinster School of Music & Drama
  • Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science
  • Griffith Institute of Languages
  • English as Second Language Program
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate /Master / MBA

Full academic offer here.



  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Cork, Ireland
  • Limerick, Ireland
 Start Dates:

Undergraduate  & Postgraduate:

  • February
  • June
  • October
  • National Qualifications Framework
  • Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI)
  • European Bologna System

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