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IB & A-Level Entry Requirements - Undergraduate

 

Non-EU Undergraduate Entry Requirments

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB)
  • A-Level (+GCSE O Level)
 

Non-EU undergraduate applicants may present with either of the following recognised exams as consideration for entry.

Undergraduate programmes in UCD are categorised into four programme bands of competitiveness. Please see your desired programme band below to determine your required exam result for entry.

Entry requirements listed refer to September 2017/18 intake. Last updated 15/6/17

If you are presenting with alternative examinations, please see your individual country webpage HERE

Recognised Exams

Veterinary Medicine

Medicine

Physiotherapy

Psychology

Economics & Finance

Architecture

Engineering

Human Nutrition*

Radiography*

Health & Performance Science


Sport & Exercise Management

Human Nutrition

Veterinary Nursing


Biomedical, Health & Life Sciences*

Business & Law

Law

Commerce

Commerce International

Actuarial & Financial Studies**

Science*
Computer Science*

Agricultural Science
Animal Science – Equine
Dairy Business


Food Science*

Economics*
English*
English w Film*
History*
International Languages*

Social Science*

BA Degree
English with Drama

Planning Geography & Environment

Forestry
Horticulture, Landscape & Sportsturf Management

Landscape Architecture

IB Diploma

6 subjects including minimum of 2 at Higher Level (HL)

Total includes bonus points

Maths Studies is not acceptable where a Maths requirement is indicated.

IB Total 39
including bonus points

IB Total 34 including bonus points

*IB Total 38 including bonus points

**IB Total 36 including bonus points

IB Total 28
including bonus points

*IB Total 30
including bonus points

IB Total 26
including bonus points

A Level (+ GCSE O level)
Cambridge International

Must present with 6 recognised subjects, including at least two A2 Level subjects

General Studies is not considered.
Grades in the same subject in A2 and AS Level cannot be combined

Maximum of four A2 Level subjects will be considered

4xA2 Level:
A*AAB


3xA2 Level + 1x AS Level:
A*A*A+D at AS Level or
A*A*B+A at AS Level

4xA2 Level:
ABBC

3xA2 Level + 1xAS Level:
AAB+C at AS Level or AAA


*4xA2 Level:
AAAB

*3xA2 Level + 1xAS Level:
A*AA+C at AS Level or A*A*B

**4xA2 Level:
A*BBB

**3xA2 Level + 1xAS Level:
AAA+A at AS Level

**3xA2 Level:
A*AA

4xA2 Level:
BCCC

3xA2 Level + 1xAS Level:
BBC+D at AS Level or ABC


*4xA2 Level:
BBCC

*3xA2 Level:
BBB

4xA2 Level:
CCCD

3xA2 Level + 1xAS Level:
CCC+C at AS Level or CCB

*NB The equivalences above are indicative only

In addition, please note that the equivalences shown are the minimum required to be eligible for consideration on a competitive basis. Entry requirements are reviewed on an annual basis.

 

 

 Programme Subject RequirementsInternational Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) & A-Level (+GCSE O Level)    

 

Some programmes in UCD have specific subject requirements. 

Use this table to determine the specific programme subject requirements across the various recognised exams.  

    

Programme Subject Requirements

 

MATHS

 
 

LAB SCIENCE

 

 

IB

A-Level

IB

A-Level

Engineering

5HL  A2 C 4HL  A2 D

Science

4HL  A2 D 4HL  A2 D

Computer Science

Business & Law

Commerce & Commerce International

4HL  A2 D N/A   N/A 

Quantitative Business

5HL  A2 C N/A  N/A 

*NB The equivalences above are indicative only

Please note that the equivalences shown are the minimum required to be eligible for consideration on a competitive basis. Entry requirements are reviewed on an annual basis

If you are presenting with alternative examinations, please see your individual country webpage HERE