Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the college situated?


CMI programmes are held in Dublin City Centre. CMI offers a very central location right off Dame Street in Dublin 2. There are numerous modes of public transport available to help you get there (Dublin Bus, Luas, Dart/Train). Some CMI programmes are ocasionally hosted in designated centres throughout Ireland.In addition CMI is now happy to offer Distance learning options on a number of our programmes. Click here for a map of our location.


How do I get there?


By plane, train or automobile…well not quite but there are a lot of options open to you! CMI's city centre location is well serviced by Dublin Bus, the Luas and Dart. All Dublin Bus route sevicing Dame Street can be found on  (If your Bus route does not service Dame Street many O'Connell Street Stops are only a five minute walk away from the school). You can also get here by Dart (Tara Street/Pearse street are the closest) or Luas (St. Stephen’s Green or Abbey St are closest stops to us). And there’s always the option of taking your car if you prefer.



Is there parking available?


We have a special reduced underground car-park rate a short walk from the school. However, on street parking is also available.


How much ‘Home-Study’ do I need to do?


Courses are designed to fit around people with busy lives. Many of our students have jobs, families, social lives in addition to taking the course. We recommend students allocate 2-3 hours a week for home-study on top of attending classes once a week.


How do I know if I’m a suitable candidate for the course?


You can find this out either by studying the entry criteria on the course page or alternatively you can contact CMI directly for more details by email to or phone (01) 4927070.



How often is the course on?


All courses are either held on one or two evenings a week between 6.30pm-9.30pm or on Saturday mornings from10am-1pm.



Do I need to buy books for the course?


All courses come with FREE online course notes which includes online journals and research materials. When you become a student with CMI you will be given your own unique login and password to access a full range of notes. From time to time our lectures will make recommendations of text books but in the majority it is at the students descresion if you wish to invest in text books. 



Can I get FAS/social welfare funding for the course?


You will need to go to your local FAS/Social Welfare to find this out. More details are featured under our Funding and Sponsorship page.



When are exams held?


This will depending on your programme of study and its assement requirements. Typically, exams are usually held in January, April and July, this may vary. Special sittings can be arranged in special circumstances.