Blas can be accredited as part of a university undergraduate degree*

Blas has an accreditation worth 3 undergraduate credits, which is equivalent to 6 ECTS credits. To gain this, interested students undertake the tuition given and attend lectures and extra curricula events in excess of 50 contact hours.


For interested students, the accreditation experience begins with the mail out of academic material on the subject of Irish traditional music, song and dance prior to the start of the programme. On arrival to Blas at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, the student undertakes the tuition given and attends lectures and extra curricula events in excess of 50 contact hours. At the end of the two weeks, the student sits a written examination.

Please see the Blas 2014 timetables for a view into the programme:

MU4000 Module Outline

BLAS Dance Timetable 2014

BLAS Music/Song Timetable 2014

While the University of Limerick provides accreditation to the successful student, the onus is on the individual to request and confirm that this accreditation is recognised by the relevant institution.

Please Note: Accreditation is only available for those students undertaking the full two week study period.

If you wish to take the accreditation option, please indicate this on your application form.

*** Accreditation can be gained in instances where your home university recognises University of Limerick accreditation. The onus is on you the student to request and confirm with your home institution that this accreditation is recognised.