HOME   20 Years
Contact Us Email Facebook Twitter
When considering Ireland, I was excited about the obvious things - travel, meeting people, etc. What I didn't expect was to intern for Education in Ireland and meet the Prime Minister (photo) and Minister of Education. It was an unforgettable experience, and it all started when I chose KEI.     Read more reviews...

    Chelsea Duke
    University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

Academics: semester & year

The semester and academic year curriculum offers a wide selection of courses in diverse disciplines. Courses are held at Griffith College Dublin (GCD). The normal load is 4 courses per semester. Students may enroll in a 5th course with approval from KEI. The Irish History & Culture course is required. Internships are also available to qualified students.

Download the Course Offerings file for Fall and/or Spring semester to select your courses. Use this webpage to find descriptions and syllabi for the courses you selected. Courses on this page are organized alphabetically by academic department. Click on a department to view courses; click on a course title to view the description and download syllabus. If a syllabus is not available on this website, contact KEI and we will request a syllabus and class schedule from GCD.

Required course

Arts: architecture & design

Arts: fashion design

Arts: music & drama

Business & economics

Computer science & software engineering

Communications: journalism & media

Tourism & hospitality

Professional internships

Download files

Credit & transcripts Griffith College uses the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). Most courses at Griffith College are 6 to 8 ECTS credits. As a general rule, 1 ECTS credit is equivalent to .5 semester credits in the USA. For example, a course at Griffith College that is assigned 6 ECTS is equivalent to 3 semester credits in the USA.

Credit and transcripts issued by Griffith College Dublin (accredited in Ireland) and Lincoln University (accredited in USA)

Academic terminology The curriculum at GCD is based on the British system. As such, some of the academic terminology is different from that used in the USA. Below are some examples.

SubjectUnits belonging to an academic concentration. (Ex. business)
CourseDegree program. (Ex. BA in business)
FacultyDepartment, school or college. (Ex. faculty of business)

University Griffith College Dublin, established in 1974, is Ireland's premier independent college. The College consists of five faculties offering undergraduate and graduate-level courses to 7,000 students from more than 50 countries. Griffith is known for its excellent academic standards, small class sizes, focus on professional development and expert professors. The school enjoys a strong national and a growing international reputation. Griffith College is housed in a series of historic buildings, located on a 7-acre campus, within Dublin city center.