Graduate Entry Pathways - Radiography

Radiographers are responsible for producing high-quality images to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. While Radiography is a caring profession, it’s also one that requires considerable technological and scientific expertise in both the production of images and the responsible delivery of ionising radiation.

If you are interested in Science and you want to use your knowledge to care for people then Radiography in UCD may be a perfect fit for you.

UCD has now introduced a graduate entry pathway to Radiography. The programme is 2.5 years long.

Am I eligible?

If you will hold a level 8 honours degree in any discipline at the minimum award level of 2.2 by June 2019, you are eligible to apply for the graduate entry Radiography degree.

How do I apply?

You should apply via the Central Applications Office (CAO)* to the Level 8 course code DN411 Radiography - Graduate Entry. The application closing date for new CAO applications is 5.15pm on 1 May prior to entry. (All applicants can add DN411 to their CAO application by change of mind up to 1 July).

What documents do I need to send to CAO?



A copy of your transcript and evidence of your degree award. You may also be requested to supply a full syllabus to facilitate a decision.


  Evidence of having completed appropriate research activity within their primary degree. Such activity should equate to a minimum of 5 ECTS and might include:
  • a research methods module
  • a research dissertation / thesis
3   A Personal Statement explaining:
  • Your reasons for wishing to undertake a Radiography degree
  • How this degree will contribute to your plans for the future
  • Anything else relevant to your application.



References (three letters of recommendation: academic, work experience and one other).



Any other documents as specified on pages 12-13 of the CAO Handbook.

How will my application be assessed?

Applicants will be ranked on the basis of:

  1. Academic Ability .
  2. Research activity within their primary degree .
  3. Science background - a minimum of O6 (OD3) in the Leaving Certificate (or equivalent) is required.
  4. Motivation and Interest (as explained on your personal statement).
  5. Evidence of work experience, personal and professional development..
  6. References.
  7. Shortlisted applicants may be required to attend for interview. (Applicants are strongly encouraged to visit a radiology department prior to interview.)

Further information

For more information about the programme conent please see graduate entry pathway to Radiography.

If you have any queries relating to this course please do not hesitate to contact the School of Medicine;

For general regulations for all applicants please click here.

Healthcare Screening and Police Vetting:

If you are admitted you will be required to undergo a mandatory healthcare screening process & Police vetting.

What are the fees?

Graduate entry programmes are not part of the “Free Tuition” scheme. Please see the fees page for full information about fees for this programme. These are level 8 undergraduate degrees, so the undergraduate fees rules apply.

Please note:

All offers of a place are subject to UCD's Terms and Conditions of Offer.
All students must comply with the general regulations of the university