Undergraduate Entry Requirements

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General Requirements

National Certificate in Educational Achievement Level 3 with New Zealand University Entrance

Contact southeastasia@ucd.ie for more information

 

English Language Requirements

Achievement in English

For additonal information please see:

UCD Minimum English Language Requirements

This page provides information and guidance on entry requirements for international (non-EU/ non-EEA) students only.

Please be advised that your fee assessment status determines how you should apply.

In all cases, UCD applicants who are granted EU fee status will only be admitted through the Central Applications Office (CAO) system and in line with CAO policies and procedures and National University of Ireland (NUI) matriculation regulations.

If you are eligible for EU fees please contact UCD Registry-Admissions for further advice (www.ucd.ie/askus).

 

Specific subjects and grades required for programme are detailed below.

The equivalences are provided as guidance and are indicative only. In addition, please note that the equivalences shown are the minimum required to be eligible for consideration on a competitive basis.

The information provided below is subject to change and annual review.

 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsLab ScienceOther Language
Business BSS1 Commerce

60 Credits Merit
+
20 Credits Achievement

Level 3: 2 credits Excellence

   
B722 BSc Business

60 Credits Merit
+
20 Credits Achievement

Level 3: 2 credits Excellence

   
BSS2 Economics & Finance

26 Credits Excellence
+
64 Credits Merit

Level 3: 3-4 credits Merit    
BSW1 Commerce International

60 Credits Merit
+
20 Credits Achievement

Level 3: 2 credits Excellence

  Note: For French language combinations a minimum 3-4 credits Merit in Level 3 French is required 

 

 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsLab ScienceOther Language
Law BSJ4 Business & Law

60 Credits Merit
+
20 Credits Achievement

Level 3: 2 credits Excellence

   
LWS2 Law with French

60 Credits Merit
+
20 Credits Achievement

     3-4 credits Excellence in Level 3 in French 
LWS6 Law

60 Credits Merit
+
20 Credits Achievement

     
LWW1 Law with Philosophy

60 Credits Merit
+
20 Credits Achievement

     
LWW2 Law with History

60 Credits Merit
+
20 Credits Achievement

     
LWW3 Law with Politics

60 Credits Merit
+
20 Credits Achievement

     
LWW4 Law with Economics

60 Credits Merit
+
20 Credits Achievement

Level 3: 2 credits Excellence

   
LWW9 Law with Social Justice

60 Credits Merit
+
20 Credits Achievement

     
LWWC Law with Chinese

60 Credits Merit
+
20 Credits Achievement

   

Note: No prior knowledge of Mandarin required. Those with prior knowledge of Mandarin are most welcome.

 

 Code Description2020 Entry RequirementsMathsLab ScienceOther Language
Arts & Humanities







BAU4 BA Modern Languages

34 Credits Merit
+
46 Credits Achievement

     Note: If you choose to study a language at advanced level during your first year, it is recommended that you have at least a 3-4 credits Merit in Level 3 of that language, or equivalent. 
BAU5 BA Arts (2 Subjects)

22 Credits Merit
+
58 Credits Achievement

   

Note: For French language combinations a minimum 3-4 credits Merit in Level 3 French is required

German & Spanish: In First Year two streams are offered, one for absolute beginners and another for non-beginners. For the non-beginners level a minimum of 3-4 credits Merit in Level 3 or equivalent is required.

AYS1 Languages, Linguistics and Cultures

22 Credits Merit
+
58 Credits Achievement

     
AYS2 English, European and World Literatures

22 Credits Merit
+
58 Credits Achievement

     
CCS1 Celtic Studies, Art History and History

22 Credits Merit
+
58 Credits Achievement

     
CAS1 Classics, Art History and Archaeology

22 Credits Merit
+
58 Credits Achievement

     
CAS2 Classics, English and History

22 Credits Merit
+
58 Credits Achievement

     
ENS5 English Literature

22 Credits Merit
+
58 Credits Achievement

     
ENS6 English with Creative Writing

22 Credits Merit
+
58 Credits Achievement

     
ENS7 English, Drama and Film

22 Credits Merit
+
58 Credits Achievement

     
MCS4 Music, Film and Drama

22 Credits Merit
+
58 Credits Achievement

     
HPS1 History And Politics

22 Credits Merit
+
58 Credits Achievement

     
HSS3 History

22 Credits Merit
+
58 Credits Achievement

     
 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsLab ScienceOther Language
Liberal Arts & Sciences LBS1 Liberal Arts & Sciences

22 Credits Merit
+
58 Credits Achievement

     
 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsLab ScienceOther Language
Sustainability STS1 BSc Sustainability

22 Credits Merit
+
58 Credits Achievement

Level 3: 2 credits Excellence     
 Code Description2019 Entry RequirementsMaths
Lab Science
Other Language

 

 


Social Sciences






COS1 Philosophy, Politics & Economics

34 Credits Merit
+
46 Credits Achievement

Level 3: 2 credits Achievement    
ECS4 BSc Economics

34 Credits Merit
+
46 Credits Achievement

Level 3: 3-4 credits Merit    
EMS1 Economics, Mathematics & Statistics

34 Credits Merit
+
46 Credits Achievement

Level 3: 2 credits Achievement

Note: If you obtain less than 3-4 credits Merit in Level 3 in mathematics, you must pass a “Level 0” UCD mathematics module in semester 1

   
LSS1 Aechaeology, Geography & History

34 Credits Merit
+
46 Credits Achievement

Level 3: 2 credits Achievement    
PCS2 BSc Psychology

10 Credits Excellence
+
80 Credits Merit

 Level 3: 2 credits Achievement    
SBU2 BSocSc Social Policy & Sociology

34 Credits Merit
+
46 Credits Achievement

Level 3: 2 credits Achievement    
SBU3 BSc Social Science (2 Subjects)

34 Credits Merit
+
46 Credits Achievement

In order to study Mathematics, 3-4 credits Merit in Level 3 in Mathematics is required.

In order to study Economics, 2 credits Achievement in Level 3 in Mathematics is required.

 

 

  German: In First Year two streams are offered, one for absolute beginners and another for non-beginners. For the non-beginners level a minimum of 3-4 credits Merit in Level 3 or equivalent is required.
SCS1 Computational Social Science

34 Credits Merit
+
46 Credits Achievement

Level 3: 2 credits Achievement

Note: If you obtain less than 3-4 credits Merit in Level 3 in mathematics, you must pass a “Level 0” UCD mathematics module in semester 1

   
 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsLab ScienceOther Language
Engineering NUS1 Engineering Omnibus

60 Credits Merit
+
20 Credits Achievement

Level 3: 3-4 credits Merit

Level 3: 2 credits Excellence

 
 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsLab ScienceOther Language
Architecture LDS2 Landscape Architecture

22 Credits Merit
+
58 Credits Achievement

Level 3: 2 credits Achievement    
RCS1 City Planning &
Environmental Policy

22 Credits Merit
+
58 Credits Achievement

Level 3: 2 credits Achievement    
SSS1 Architecture

60 Credits Merit
+
20 Credits Achievement

Level 3: 2 credits Achievement    
 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsLab ScienceOther Language
Science BSS3 Actuarial and Financial Studies

83 Credits Merit

Level 3: 3-4 credits Excellence    
CSSA Computer Science

34 Credits Merit
+
46 Credits Achievement

Level 3: 2 credits Excellence

   
SCU1 Science Omnibus

34 Credits Merit
+
46 Credits Achievement

Level 3: 2 credits Excellence

Level 3: 2 credits Excellence 

 
 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsLab ScienceOther Language
Agricultural
Science
ANS1 Animal Science

29 Credits Merit
+
51 Credits Achievement

Level 3: 2 credits Achievement Level 3: 2 credits Achievement  
CPS1 Animal & Crop Production

29 Credits Merit
+
51 Credits Achievement

Level 3: 2 credits Achievement Level 3: 2 credits Achievement  
DBS1 Dairy Business

29 Credits Merit
+
51 Credits Achievement

Level 3: 2 credits Achievement Level 3: 2 credits Achievement  
EQS1 Animal Science - Equine

29 Credits Merit
+
51 Credits Achievement

Level 3: 2 credits Achievement Level 3: 2 credits Achievement  
ESS1 AgriEnvironmental Science

29 Credits Merit
+
51 Credits Achievement

Level 3: 2 credits Achievement Level 3: 2 credits Achievement  
FAS1 Food and Agribusiness
Management

29 Credits Merit
+
51 Credits Achievement

Level 3: 2 credits Achievement Level 3: 2 credits Achievement  
FAW1 Food Business with Chinese
Studies

29 Credits Merit
+
51 Credits Achievement

Level 3: 2 credits Achievement Level 3: 2 credits Achievement  
FOS1 Forestry

29 Credits Merit
+
51 Credits Achievement

Level 3: 2 credits Achievement Level 3: 2 credits Achievement  
FSS2 Food Science

34 Credits Merit
+
46 Credits Achievement

Level 3: 2 credits Achievement Level 3: 2 credits Achievement  
HLS1 Horticulture, Landscape &
Sportsturf Management

29 Credits Merit
+
51 Credits Achievement

Level 3: 2 credits Achievement Level 3: 2 credits Achievement  
HMS1 Human Nutrition 

34 Credits Merit
+
46 Credits Achievement

Level 3: 2 credits Achievement Level 3: 2 credits Achievement  
UAS1 Agricultural Science - Omnibus
(You can decide on your area of
study during first year).

29 Credits Merit
+
51 Credits Achievement

Level 3: 2 credits Achievement Level 3: 2 credits Achievement  
 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsLab ScienceOther Language
Health Science BHS1 Biomedical, Health & Life Sciences

10 Credits Excellence
+
80 Credits Merit

Level 3: 2 credits Achievement Level 3: 2 credits Achievement  
MDS2 Medicine 

26 Credits Excellence
+
64 Credits Merit

Level 3: 2 credits Achievement Level 3: 2 credits Achievement  
MDS4 Radiography

83 Credits Merit

Level 3: 2 credits Achievement Level 3: 2 credits Achievement  
MDS5 Physiotherapy

26 Credits Excellence
+
64 Credits Merit

Level 3: 2 credits Achievement Level 3: 2 credits Achievement  
MDS9 Medicine (Graduate Entry)

The 4-year graduate entry programme is open to applicants who hold or are expected to hold an Upper Second Class Honours degree (NFQ Level 8) in any discipline with a CGPA of 3.0/4.0 or above, or equivalent.  Additionally, all applicants are required to submit a current GAMSAT* or MCAT* score (minimum 57 and 503 respectively). Although only graduates are eligible to apply for this programme, the graduate Medicine degree is equivalent in standard to the undergraduate Medicine degree.

*Currency of Results: GAMSAT must normally have been issued within two years prior to the start of programme. MCAT must normally have been issued within three years prior to the start of programme.

Students who have previously been unsuccessful in any Medicine programme (i.e. have not met academic or other requirements within the programme) or have any issues which would affect their registration with the Irish Medical council will only be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis in exceptional circumstances, to be considered by the Medicine programme board.

MDS4 Diagnostic Radiography (Graduate Entry)

The 2.5-year graduate entry programme is open to applicants who hold an NFQ Level 8 degree at the minimum award level of 2.2 or equivalent. 

Applicants are also required to have a Science subject at minimum level Irish Leave Certificate O6, IB Standard Level 4, GCSE Grade C or equivalent.

 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsLab ScienceOther Language
Sports and Performance MDS8  Health & Performance Science

83 Credits Merit

Level 3: 2 credits Achievement Level 3: 2 credits Achievement  
SMS2 Sport & Exercise Management

60 Credits Merit
+
20 Credits Achievement

Level 3: 2 credits Achievement Level 3: 2 credits Achievement  
 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsLab ScienceOther Language
Veterinary Medicine VTS1  Veterinary Medicine

26 Credits Excellence
+
64 Credits Merit

Level 3: 2 credits Achievement Chemistry Level 3: 3-4 credits Merit  
VTS2 Veterinary Nursing

60 Credits Merit
+
20 Credits Achievement

Level 3: 2 credits Achievement Level 3: 2 credits Achievement  
VTS3 Veterinary Medicine (Graduate Entry) The 4 year graduate entry programme is open to applicants who hold or are expected to hold an honours degree in a biological / biomedical / animal science discipline with a CGPA of 3.0/4.0 or above [or equivalent]For full details about the application and assessment procedures, including information about pre-requisites, please refer to the UCD School of Veterinary Medicine website: www.ucd.ie/vetmed 

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