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General Requirements

General Certificate of Education Advanced Level.

Total of six passes between GCE and A Level with at least two at C (Level) or equivalent.

If you're following international curriculum, please see the following links for entry requirements:

Cambridge A Level 

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Entry via UCD's International Foundation Year is also available for many programmes. Click here for more details.

Contact internationaladmissions@ucd.ie for further information

English Language Requirements

C at A-Level/B at GCE or equivalent

For additional information, 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.

 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsOther Language
Business BSS1 Commerce BCC or equivalent  A at GCE Level
D at A Level
 
B722 BSc Business BCC or equivalent  A at GCE Level
D at A Level
 
BSS2 Economics & Finance BBB or equivalent  C at A Level  
BSW1 Commerce International BCC or equivalent  A at GCE Level
D at A Level
Note: For French language combinations a minimum C at A Level in French is required
 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsOther Language
Law BSJ4 Business & Law BCC or equivalent  A at GCE Level
D at A Level
 
  LWS2 Law with French BCC or equivalent    B at A Level in French
  LWS6 Law BCC or equivalent     
  LWW1 Law with Philosophy BCC or equivalent     
  LWW2 Law with History BCC or equivalent     
  LWW3 Law with Politics BCC or equivalent     
  LWW4 Law with Economics BCC or equivalent  A at GCE Level
D at A Level
 
  LWW9 Law with Social Justice BCC or equivalent     
  LWWC Law with Chinese BCC or equivalent   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 CCC or equivalent  Note: If you choose to study a language at advanced level during your first year, it is recommended that you have at least a C at A Level in that language, or equivalent.
BAU5 BA Arts (2 Subjects) CCD or equivalent  Note: For French language combinations a minimum C at A Level 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 C at A Level or equivalent is required.
AYS1 Languages, Linguistics and Cultures CCD or equivalent   
AYS2 English, European and World Literatures CCD or equivalent   
CCS1 Celtic Studies, Art History and History CCD or equivalent   
CAS1 Classics, Art History and Archaeology CCD or equivalent   
CAS2 Classics, English and History CCD or equivalent   
ENS5 English Literature CCD or equivalent   
ENS6 English with Creative Writing CCD or equivalent   
ENS7 English, Drama and Film CCD or equivalent   
MCS4 Music, Film & Drama CCD or equivalent   
HPS1 History And Politics CCD or equivalent   
HSS3 History CCD or equivalent   
 CodeDescription2020 Entry Requirements
Liberal Arts & Sciences LBS1 Liberal Arts & Sciences CCD or equivalent 
 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMaths
Sustainability STS1 BSc Sustainability CCC or equivalent  A at GCE Level
D at A Level
 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsOther Language
Social Sciences COS1 Philosophy, Politics & Economics CCC or equivalent  C at GCE Level
E at A Level
 
  ECS4 BSc Economics CCC or equivalent   C at A-Level  
  EMS1 Economics, Mathematics & Statistics CCC or equivalent   C at GCE Level
E at A Level

Note: If you obtain less than C at A Level in Mathematics, you must pass a “Level 0” UCD mathematics module in semester 1
 
  LSS1 Archaeology, Geography & History CCC or equivalent C at GCE Level
E at A Level
 
  PCS2 BSc Psychology BBB or equivalent    
  SBU2 BSocSc Social Policy & Sociology CCC or equivalent C at GCE Level
E at A Level
 
  SBU3 BSc Social Science (2 Subjects) CCC or equivalent In order to study Mathematics, C at A Level in Mathematics is required.

In order to study Economics, C at GCE Level or E at A Level 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 C at A Level or equivalent  is required.
  SCS1 Computational Social Science CCC or equivalent C at GCE Level
E at A Level

Note: If you obtain less than C at A-Level in mathematics, you must pass a “Level 0” UCD mathematics module in semester 1
 
 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsLab Science
Engineering NUS1 Engineering Omnibus BCC or equivalent C at A Level D at A Level

 

 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMaths
Architecture   LDS2 Landscape Architecture CCC or equivalent   C at GCE Level
E at A Level
RCS1 City Planning & Environmental Policy CCC or equivalent   C at GCE Level
E at A Level
SSS1 Architecture BCC or equivalent   C at GCE Level
E at A Level

 

 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsLab Science
Science   BSS3 Actuarial and Financial Studies BCC or equivalent   B at A-Level  
CSSA Computer Science CCC or equivalent   A at GCE
D at A Level
 
SCU1 Science Omnibus CCC or equivalent   A at GCE
D at A Level
A at GCE
D at A Level
 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsLab Science
Agricultural Science ANS1 Animal Science CCC or equivalent   C at GCE Level
E at A Level
C at GCE Level
E at A Level
CPS1 Animal & Crop Production CCC or equivalent   C at GCE Level
A at A Level
C at GCE Level
A at A Level
DBS1 Dairy Business CCC or equivalent   C at GCE Level
A at A Level
C at GCE Level
A at A Level
EQS1 Animal Science - Equine CCC or equivalent   C at GCE Level
A at A Level
C at GCE Level
A at A Level
ESS1 AgriEnvironmental Science CCC or equivalent   C at GCE Level
A at A Level
C at GCE Level
A at A Level
FAS1 Food and Agribusiness Management CCC or equivalent   C at GCE Level
A at A Level
C at GCE Level
A at A Level
FAW1 Food Business with Chinese Studies CCC or equivalent   C at GCE Level
A at A Level
C at GCE Level
A at A Level
FOS1 Forestry CCC or equivalent   C at GCE Level
A at A Level
C at GCE Level
A at A Level
FSS2 Food Science CCC or equivalent   C at GCE Level
A at A Level
C at GCE Level
A at A Level
HLS1 Horticulture, Landscape & Sportsturf Management CCC or equivalent   C at GCE Level
A at A Level
C at GCE Level
A at A Level
HMS1 Human Nutrition  BBC or equivalent   C at GCE Level
A at A Level
C at GCE Level
A at A Level
UAS1 Agricultural Science - Omnibus
(You can decide on your area of study during first year).
CCC or equivalent   C at GCE Level
A at A Level
C at GCE Level
A at A Level
 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsLab Science
Health Science BHS1 Biomedical, Health & Life Science BBC or equivalent C at GCE Level
E at A Level
C at GCE Level
E at A Level
MDS2 Medicine  BBB or equivalent C at GCE Level
E at A Level
C at GCE Level
E at A Level
MDS4 Radiography BCC or equivalent C at GCE Level
E at A Level
C at GCE Level
E at A Level
MDS5 Physiotherapy BBB or equivalent C at GCE Level
E at A Level
C at GCE Level
E at A Level
MDSJ Diagnostic Radiography
(Graduate Entry)
The 2.5-year graduate entry programme is open to applicants who hold an Honours Bachelor degree (NFQ Level 8) with a minimum CGPA of 60% and above or equivalent. C at GCE Level
E at A Level
MDS9 Medicine (Graduate Entry)

The 4-year graduate entry programme is open to applicants who hold or are expected to hold an Honours Bachelor degree (NFQ Level 8) in any discipline with a CGPA of 65% and 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.  

 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsLab Science
Sports and Performance MDS8 Health & Performance Science BCC or equivalent C at GCE Level
E at A Level
C at GCE Level
E at A Level
SMS2 Sport & Exercise Management BCC or equivalent C at GCE Level
E at A Level
C at GCE Level
E at A Level
 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsLab Science
Veterinary medicine   VTS1 Veterinary Medicine BBB or equivalent C at GCE Level
E at A Level
Chemistry: C at A Level
VTS2 Veterinary Nursing BCC or equivalent C at GCE Level
E at A Level
C at GCE Level
E at A Level
VTS3 Veterinary Medicine (Graduate Entry) The 4 year graduate entry programme is open to applicants who hold or are expected to hold an Honours Bachelor degree in a biological / biomedical / animal science discipline with a CGPA of 65% and 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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