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General Requirements

Award of High School Diploma, with 7 or 8 subjects.

Compeititve courses will require applicants to present with High School Diploma plus 1 year of Bachelor Degree at a recognised university with acceptable grades.

Cambridge A Level or International Baccalaureate Diploma applicants should refer to the relevant linked webpages.

Contact asiapacific@ucd.ie for further information

 

 

English Language Requirements

C at GCSE Level
IB 4 at Standard Level/3 at Higher Level or equivalent

Please refer to 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.

 Code Description2020 Entry RequirementsMathsOther Language
Business BSS1 Commerce A Grade (90%+) in 3 subjects
+
P (85%+) Grade in 4 subjects
74% 1st year University  
  B772 BSc Business A Grade (90%+) in 3 subjects
+
P (85%+) Grade in 4 subjects
74% 1st year University  
  BSS2 Economics & Finance A Grade (90%+) in 7 subjects
+
Very Good/Superior Grade from 1st year degree in a recognised Higher Education Institute
82% 1st year University  
  BSW1 Commerce International A Grade (90%+) in 3 subjects
+
P (85%+) Grade in 4 subjects
74% 1st year University Note: For French language combinations, a minimum of 82% in 1st year University French is required 

 

 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsOther Language
Law BSJ4 Business & Law A Grade (90%+) in 3 subjects
+
P (85%+) Grade in 4 subjects
74% 1st year University  
  LWS2 Law with French A Grade (90%+) in 3 subjects
+
P (85%+) Grade in 4 subjects
  86% 1st year University in French 
  LWS6 Law A Grade (90%+) in 3 subjects
+
P (85%+) Grade in 4 subjects
   
  LWW1 Law with Philosophy A Grade (90%+) in 3 subjects
+
P (85%+) Grade in 4 subjects
   
  LWW2 Law with History A Grade (90%+) in 3 subjects
+
P (85%+) Grade in 4 subjects
   
  LWW3 Law with Politics A Grade (90%+) in 3 subjects
+
P (85%+) Grade in 4 subjects
   
  LWW4 Law with Economics A Grade (90%+) in 3 subjects
+
P (85%+) Grade in 4 subjects
74% 1st year University  
  LWW9 Law with Social Justice A Grade (90%+) in 3 subjects
+
P (85%+) Grade in 4 subjects
   
  LWWC Law with Chinese A Grade (90%+) in 3 subjects
+
P (85%+) Grade in 4 subjects
   Note: No prior knowledge of Mandarin required. Those with prior knowledge of Mandarin are most welcome.

 

 

 

 Code
Description2020 Entry RequirementsOther Language
Arts & Humanities BAU4 BA Modern Languages P Grade (85%+) in 7 subjects

Note: If you choose to study a language at advanced level during your first year, it is recommended that you have at least an 82% 1st year University grade in that language, or equivalent. 

  BAU5 BA Arts (2 Subjects) AP Grade (80%+) in 7 subjects

Note: For French language combinations a minimum 82% 1st year University in 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 82% 1st year University or equivalent or equivalent is required.

 

  AYS1

Languages, Linguistics and Cultures

AP Grade (80%+) in 7 subjects  
  AYS2

English, European and World Literatures

AP Grade (80%+) in 7 subjects  
  CCS1

Celtic Studies, Art History and History

AP Grade (80%+) in 7 subjects  
  CAS1

Classics, Art History and Archaeology

AP Grade (80%+) in 7 subjects  
  CAS2

Classics, English and History

AP Grade (80%+) in 7 subjects  
  ENS5

English Literature

AP Grade (80%+) in 7 subjects  
  ENS6

English with Creative Writing

AP Grade (80%+) in 7 subjects  
  ENS7

English, Drama and Film

AP Grade (80%+) in 7 subjects  
  MCS4

Music, Film & Drama

AP Grade (80%+) in 7 subjects  
  HPS1

History and Politics 

AP Grade (80%+) in 7 subjects  
  HSS3 History AP Grade (80%+) in 7 subjects  

 

 CodeDescription2020 Entry Requirements
Liberal Arts Sciences LBS1 Liberal Arts Sciences AP Grade (80%+) in 7 subjects

 

 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMath
Sustainability STS1 BSc Sustainability P Grade (85%+) in 3 subjects
+
AP (80%+) Grade in 4 subjects
74% 1st year University

 

 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsOther Language
Social Sciences COS1 Philosophy, Politics & Economics P Grade (85%+) in 7 subjects 89% High School Diploma/ 70% 1st year University  
  ECS4 BSc Economics P Grade (85%+) in 7 subjects 78% 1st year University  
  EMS1 Economics, Mathematics & Statistics P Grade (85%+) in 7 subjects

89% High School Diploma / 70% 1st year University

Note: If you obtain less than 82% 1st year University in mathematics, you must pass a “Level 0” UCD mathematics module in semester 1

 
  LSS1 Landscapes & Soceties P Grade (85%+) in 7 subjects 89% High School Diploma / 70% 1st year University  
  PCS2 BSc Psychology A Grade (90%+) in 7 subjects 89% High School Diploma / 70% 1st year University  
  SBU2 BSocSc Social Policy & Sociology P Grade (85%+) in 7 subjects 89% High School Diploma / 70% 1st year University  
  SBU3 BSc Social Science (2 Subjects) P Grade (85%+) in 7 subjects

In order to study Mathematics, 82% 1st year University in Mathematics is required.

In order to study Economics, 89% High School Diploma / 70% 1st year University 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 82% 1st year University or equivalent is required.

  SCS1 Computational Social Science P Grade (85%+) in 7 subjects

89% High School Diploma / 70% 1st year University

Note: If you obtain less than 82% 1st year University in mathematics, you must pass a “Level 0” UCD mathematics module in semester 1

 

 

 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsLab Science
Engineering NUS1 Engineering Omnibus A Grade (90%+) in 3 subjects
+
P (85%+) Grade in 4 subjects
82% 1st year Universit 74% 1st year University
 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMaths
Architecture LDS2 Landscape Architecture AP Grade (80%+) in 7 subjects 89% High School Diploma / 70% 1st year University
  RCS1 City Planning & Environmental Policy AP Grade (80%+) in 7 subjects 89% High School Diploma / 70% 1st year University
  SSS1 Architecture A Grade (90%+) in 3 subjects
+
P (85%+) Grade in 4 subjects
89% High School Diploma / 70% 1st year University

 

 CodeDescription2020 Entry ReuirementsMathsLab Science
Science BSS3 Actuarial and Financial Studies A Grade (90%+) in 5 subjects
+
P (85%+) Grade in 2 subjects
90% 1st year University  
  CSSA Computer Science P Grade (85%+) in 7 subjects 74% 1st year University  
  SCU1 Science Omnibus P Grade (85%+) in 7 subjects 74% 1st year University 74% 1st year University

 

 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsLab Science
Agricultural Science ANS1 Animal Science P Grade (85%+) in 5 subjects
+
AP (80%+) Grade in 2 subjects
89% High School Diploma / 70% 1st year University 89% High School Diploma / 70% 1st year University
  CPS1 Animal& Crop Production P Grade (85%+) in 5 subjects
+
AP (80%+) Grade in 2 subjects
89% High School Diploma / 70% 1st year University 89% High School Diploma / 70% 1st year University
  DBS1 Dairy Business P Grade (85%+) in 5 subjects
+
AP (80%+) Grade in 2 subjects
89% High School Diploma / 70% 1st year University 89% High School Diploma / 70% 1st year University
  EQS1 Animal Science - Equine P Grade (85%+) in 5 subjects
+
AP (80%+) Grade in 2 subjects
89% High School Diploma / 70% 1st year University 89% High School Diploma / 70% 1st year University
  ESS1 AgriEnvironmental Science P Grade (85%+) in 5 subjects
+
AP (80%+) Grade in 2 subjects
89% High School Diploma / 70% 1st year University 89% High School Diploma / 70% 1st year University
  FAS1 Food and Agribusiness Management P Grade (85%+) in 5 subjects
+
AP (80%+) Grade in 2 subjects
89% High School Diploma / 70% 1st year University 89% High School Diploma / 70% 1st year University
  FAW1 Food Business with Chinese Studies P Grade (85%+) in 5 subjects
+
AP (80%+) Grade in 2 subjects
89% High School Diploma / 70% 1st year University 89% High School Diploma / 70% 1st year University
  FOS1 Forestry P Grade (85%+) in 5 subjects
+
AP (80%+) Grade in 2 subjects
89% High School Diploma / 70% 1st year University 89% High School Diploma / 70% 1st year University
  FSS2 Food Science P Grade (85%+) in 7 subjects  89% High School Diploma / 70% 1st year University 89% High School Diploma / 70% 1st year University
  HLS1 Horticulture, Landscape & Sportsturf Management P Grade (85%+) in 5 subjects
+
AP (80%+) Grade in 2 subjects
89% High School Diploma / 70% 1st year University 89% High School Diploma / 70% 1st year University
  HMS1 Human Nutrition  A Grade (90%+) in 7 subjects 89% High School Diploma / 70% 1st year University 89% High School Diploma / 70% 1st year University
  UAS1 Agricultural Science - Omnibus P Grade (85%+) in 5 subjects
+
AP (80%+) Grade in 2 subjects
89% High School Diploma / 70% 1st year University 89% High School Diploma / 70% 1st year University

 

 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsLab Science
Health Science BHS1 Biomedical, Health & Life Science A Grade (90%+) in 7 subjects 89% High School Diploma / 70% 1st year University 89% High School Diploma / 70% 1st year University
  MDS2 Medicine  A Grade (90%+) in 7 subjects
+
Very Good/Superior Grade from 1st year degree in a recognised Higher Education Institute
89% High School Diploma / 70% 1st year University 89% High School Diploma / 70% 1st year University
  MDS4 Radiography A Grade (90%+) in 5 subjects
+
P (85%+) Grade in 2 subjects
89% High School Diploma / 70% 1st year University 89% High School Diploma / 70% 1st year University
  MDS5 Physiotherapy A Grade (90%+) in 7 subjects
+
Very Good/Superior Grade from 1st year degree in a recognised Higher Education Institute
89% High School Diploma / 70% 1st year University 89% High School Diploma / 70% 1st year University
  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 Science
Sports and Performance MDS8 Health & Performance Science A Grade (90%+) in 5 subjects
+
P (85%+) Grade in 2 subjects
89% High School Diploma / 70% 1st year University 89% High School Diploma / 70% 1st year University
  SMS2 Sport & Exercise Management A Grade (90%+) in 3 subjects
+
P (85%+) Grade in 4 subjects
89% High School Diploma / 70% 1st year University 89% High School Diploma / 70% 1st year University

 

 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsLab Science
Veterinary medicine VTS1 Veterinary Medicine 89% High School Diploma / 70% 1st year University 89% High School Diploma / 70% 1st year University  Chemistry 78% 1st year University
  VTS2 Veterinary Nursing A Grade (90%+) in 3 subjects
+
P (85%+) Grade in 4 subjects
89% High School Diploma / 70% 1st year University 89% High School Diploma / 70% 1st year University
  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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