UCD Course Entry Requirements

In order to be eligible to compete for any course, you must obtain a minimum of Grade H5 in two subjects and a minimum of Grade O6/H7 in the remaining four subjects. For all courses Irish and English are required.

Specific subjects and grades required for courses are shown below. Click on the CAO code to get course information and details of particular Leaving Certificate subjects which, while not required, are recommended.

Please also view details of the general regulations and minimum entry requirements. As the number of applicants meeting minimum entry requirements generally exceeds the number of places available, admission is competitive based on a points system. 

Key to table

O indicates minimum grade at Ordinary level at Leaving Certificate
H indicates minimum grade at Higher level at Leaving Certificate
* All applicants with a score greater than this were offered, but it was not possible to offer to all applicants with this score and random selection was applied.
AQA indicates that all qualified applicants were offered a place. This course may be advertised with available places on the CAO website.

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Information for A-level applicants

Conversion of Pre 2017 results to meet requirements.


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CAO Code Title 2019 Course Entry Requirements and notes Current
Points
2018
Final Points 2017 Approx No. of Places 2019 Other Entry Routes
Architecture and Engineering
DN100

Architecture

O6/H7 in Irish, English, another language, Mathematics and 2 other recognised subjects

Fees apply for the Master’s portion of this course

487 486

54

Mature

HETAC Progression

DARE/HEAR

DN120

Landscape Architecture

O6/H7 in Irish, English, Mathematics and 3 other recognised subjects

 

354 348

25

Mature

DARE/HEAR

DN130 City Planning and Environmental Policy

O6/H7 in Irish, English, Mathematics and 3 other recognised subjects

362 N/A 25

Mature

DARE/HEAR

DN150

Engineering 

H4      in Mathematics and

H6      in a Laboratory Science subject and

O6/H7 in Irish, English, and 2 other recognised subjects

509 489

260

Mature

HETAC Progression

DARE/HEAR

Science
DN200

Science  

O2/H6 in Mathematics and a Laboratory Science subject (OR Geography OR Applied Mathematics)

O6/H7 in Irish, English, and 2 other recognised subjects

For details of optioins available please see https://www.myucd.ie/courses/science/

510 505

400

Mature

QQI-FET

HETAC Progression

DARE/HEAR

DN201

Computer Science

O2/H6 in Mathematics and

O6/H7 in Irish, English, and 3 other recognised subjects

 

477 466

105

Mature

QQI-FET

HETAC Progression

DARE/HEAR

DN230

Actuarial and
Financial Studies

H2       in Mathematics and

O6/H7 in Irish, English, and 3 other recognised subjects

565 577

47

Mature

DARE/HEAR

Agriculture and Food Science
DN250

Agricultural Science

O6/H7 in Irish, English, Mathematics, and a Laboratory Science subject and 2 other recognised subjects

For details of options available please see https://www.myucd.ie/courses/agriculture-food-nutrition/

444 454

175

Mature

QQI-FET

HETAC Progression

DARE/HEAR

DN252

Dairy Business

O6/H7 in Irish, English, Mathematics, a Laboratory Science subject and 2 other recognised subjects

429 401

22

Mature

QQI-FET

HETAC Progression

DARE/HEAR

DN253

Agri-Environmental Sciences

O6/H7 in Irish, English, Mathematics, a Laboratory Science subject and 2 other recognised subjects

396 408

26

Mature

QQI-FET

HETAC Progression

DARE/HEAR

DN261

Food Science

O6/H7 in Irish, English, Mathematics, a Laboratory Science subject and 2 other recognised subjects

477* 462

45

Mature

QQI-FET

HETAC Progression

DARE/HEAR

DN262

Human Nutrition

O6/H7 in Irish, English, Mathematics, a Laboratory Science subject and 2 other recognised subjects

517 498

33

Mature

HETAC Progression

DARE/HEAR

DN271

Forestry

O6/H7 in Irish, English, Mathematics, a Laboratory Science subject and 2 other recognised subjects

321 292

15

Mature

QQI-FET

HETAC Progression

DARE/HEAR

DN272

Horticulture, Landscape and Sportsturf Management

O6/H7 in Irish, English, Mathematics, a Laboratory Science subject and 2 other recognised subjects

AQA 228

15

Mature

QQI-FET

HETAC Progression

DARE/HEAR

Veterinary Medicine
DN300

Veterinary Medicine
(Undergraduate Entry)

Restricted application

H5 in Chemistry and

O6/H7 in Irish, English, another language, Mathematics, and 1 other recognised subject and

at least 60 hours practical experience relevant to animal handling between
1 February 2016 and 22 March 2019.

Restrictions apply to applicants who have previously studied Veterinary Medicine.

555* 555*

82

Graduate entry pathway

DARE/HEAR

DN301

Veterinary Medicine
(Graduate Entry)

Restricted application

Based on CV, degree and GAMSAT exam – see website for details

Restrictions apply to applicants who have previously studied Veterinary Medicine.

Programme is not part of the Government “Free Tuition” scheme.

#N/A N/A 5
DN310

Veterinary Nursing

O6/H7 in a Laboratory Science subject and

O6/H7 in Irish, English, Mathematics and 2 other recognised subjects

 

451 467

44

Mature

QQI-FET

DARE/HEAR

Medicine and Radiography

DN400

Medicine
(Undergraduate Entry)

 

O6/H7 in Irish, English, another language, Mathematics, a Laboratory Science subject and 1 other recognised subject

Admission to Medicine is based on Leaving Cert points and HPAT.

Restrictions apply to applicants who have previously studied Medicine.

731* 734

90

Mature

DARE/HEAR

DN401

Medicine (Graduate Entry)

 

Based on degree and GAMSAT exam.

Restrictions apply to applicants who have previously studied Medicine.

DN401 is not part of the Government "Free Tuition" scheme.

58* 59* 77
DN410

Radiography

O6/H7 in Irish, English, another language, Mathematics, a Laboratory Science subject and 1 other recognised subject

500 498*

97

Mature

DARE/HEAR

DN440

Biomedical, Health and
Life Sciences

O6/H7 in Irish, English, another language, Mathematics, a Laboratory Science subject and 1 other recognised subject

566 533

40

Mature

DARE/HEAR

Physiotherapy and Sports Science
DN420

Physiotherapy 

O6/H7 in Irish, English, another language, Mathematics, a Laboratory Science subject and 1 other recognised subject

545 552

56

Mature

Graduate entry pathway

DARE/HEAR

DN425

Health and Performance Science 

O6/H7 in Irish, English, Mathematics, a Laboratory Science subject and 2 other recognised subject

487* 496

40

Mature

DARE/HEAR

DN430

Sport and Exercise Management

O6/H7 in Irish, English, Mathematics, a Laboratory Science subject, and 2 other recognised subjects

423 432

40

Mature

DARE/HEAR

Nursing
DN450

General Nursing 

O6/H7 in Irish, English, Mathematics, a Laboratory Science subject and 2 other recognised subjects

Restrictions apply to applicants who have previously studied Nursing.

402 403

167

Mature

DARE/HEAR

QQI-FET

DN451

Children’s and
General Nursing
(Integrated)

O6/H7 in Irish, English, Mathematics, a Laboratory Science subject and 2 other recognised subjects

Restrictions apply to applicants who have previously studied Nursing.

475 467

42

Mature

DARE/HEAR

QQI-FET

DN452

Midwifery  

O6/H7 in Irish, English, Mathematics, a Laboratory Science subject and 2 other recognised subjects

Restrictions apply to applicants who have previously studied Nursing.

454 462

21

Mature

DARE/HEAR

QQI-FET

DN453

Mental Health Nursing 

O6/H7 in Irish, English, Mathematics, a Laboratory Science subject and 2 other recognised subjects

Restrictions apply to applicants who have previously studied Nursing.

387 359

26

Mature

DARE/HEAR

QQI-FET

Arts
DN520 Arts

O6/H7 in Irish, English, another language and 3 other recognised subjects

For details of subjects available please see https://www.myucd.ie/courses/arts-humanities/

366 N/A 350

Mature

QQI-FET

DARE/HEAR

DN530 Humanities

O6/H7 in Irish, English, another language and 3 other recognised subjects

For details of subjects available please see https://www.myucd.ie/courses/arts-humanities/

AQA N/A 200

Mature

QQI-FET

DARE/HEAR

DN541

Modern Languages

O6/H7 in Irish, English, another language and 3 other recognised subjects

For details of subjects available please see https://www.myucd.ie/courses/arts-humanities/

380 450 50

Mature

QQI-FET

DARE/HEAR

Law

DN600

Law 

O6/H7 in Irish, English, another language and 3 other recognised subjects

For details of options available please see https://www.myucd.ie/courses/agriculture-food-nutrition/

If you enter without a minimum of H3 in French you will not be able to take Law with French Law.

521* 521 125

Mature

QQI-FET

DARE/HEAR

DN610

Business and Law

O2/H6 in Mathematics and

O6/H7 in Irish, English, another language and 2 other recognised subjects

531* 521

120

Mature

QQI-FET

DARE/HEAR

Business

DN650

Commerce 

O2/H6 in Mathematics and

O6/H7 in Irish, English, another language and 2 other recognised subjects

498* 499

210

Mature

QQI-FET

DARE/HEAR

HETAC Progression

DN660

Commerce International

O2/H6 in Mathematics and

O6/H7 in Irish, English, another language and 2 other recognised subjects

For details of subjects available see
https://www.myucd.ie/courses/business/commerce-international/

If you enter without a minimum of H4 in French you will not be able to take any French language combination.

509 509* 95

Mature

DARE/HEAR

DN670

Economics and Finance

H4      in Mathematics and

O6/H7 in Irish, English, another language and 2 other recognised subjects

From 2020: The Mathematics requirement will be H3 subject to final approval.
589* 589 50

Mature

DARE/HEAR

Social Sciences and Law
DN700 Social Sciences

O6/H7 in Irish, English, Mathematics and 3 other recognised subjects

For details of subjects available see
https://www.myucd.ie/courses/social-sciences/

386 N/A 500

Mature

QQI-FET

DARE/HEAR

DN710 Economics

H5       in Mathematics and

O6/H7 in Irish, English and 3 other recognised subjects

467 N/A 35

Mature

DARE/HEAR

QQI-FET - from 2019

DN720 Psychology

O6/H7 in Irish, English and another language and 3 other recognised subjects

From 2020:
Maths will be required at O6/H7 and a third language will no longer be required.

500 N/A 78

Mature

DARE/HEAR

QQI-FET - from 2019

DN750

Social Policy and Sociology

O6/H7 in Irish, English and Mathematics and 3 other recognised subjects

AQA N/A

100

Mature

QQI-FET

HETAC Progression

DARE/HEAR


Note for applicants with Leaving Certificate pre 2017

The equivalents of the grades mentioned above in the old grading system are as follows

Higher Level Ordinary Level
2017 Previous 2017 Previous
H2 HB1 O2 OB1
H3 HB3 O3 OB3
H4 HC2 O4 OC2
H5 HD1 O5 OD1
H6 HD3 O6 OD3
H7 HE    

The table above refers to entry requirements. See information on points scoring for pre 2017 Leaving Certificate.

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