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Pre-Masters Programmes

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 Programmes

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Pre-Masters Programmes

English Language Requirements

The minimum English Language Requirements in relation to International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is IELTS 5.5 overall with no less than 5.0 in each band for a September start and 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in each band for a January start will generally be considered for entry.

Other similar exams recognised by UCD-see here for a detailed list of accepted English language exams. 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 overall with no less than 5.0 in each band 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 overall with no less than 5.5 in each band is necessary for entry to this programme.

How to Apply?

Please contact premasters@ucd.ie for information on programmes and how to apply.  

Contact Us

UCD International
Gerard Manley Hopkins Centre
University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
Email: premasters@ucd.ie
Web: www.ucd.ie/international
Tel: +353 1 716 8452