Learn about UCD’s pre-masters pathway programme options and the entry requirements.
UCD has developed a Pre-Masters pathway enabling you to benefit from a preparatory course that enhances your English language skills, allowing you to adjust to a different learning culture and helps you to get used to a new way of life.
Pre-Masters ProgrammesExpand all
Academic Entry Requirements
Bachelor degree in a similar major with an overall GPA of 3.2/ 4.0 (minimum of 2.1 achieved), from a recognised university in your country.
English Language Requirements
The minimum English Language Requirements in relation to International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is IELTS 5.5 (or equivalent) for a September start and 6.0 for a January start will generally be considered for entry.
For all proficiency tests the results must be less than 2 years old.
Programme start dates
September start: This is a one year Pre-Masters pathway programme. A minimum IELTS score of 5.5 (or equivalent) is necessary for entry to this programme.
January start: This is a half year Pre-Masters pathway programme. A minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) is necessary for entry to this programme.
Please note that some Pre-Masters Pathway Programmes in Science, Business and Law require higher English language scores. UCD also accepts other English language testing examinations.
How to Apply?
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