Ireland ( Leaving Certificate)

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. Please see also information about how to apply.

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.
 
ER-leaflet-2020   Information for A-level applicants

Course Entry Requirements

CAO CodeTitle2020 Course Entry Requirements and notesFinal 
Points
2019
Final Points 2018Approx No. of Places 2019DAREHEARGraduate EntryMatureProgressionQQI-FET
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
473 487 54    
DN120 Landscape Architecture O6/H7 in Irish, English, Mathematics and
3 other recognised subjects  
353 354 25        
DN130 City Planning and Environmental Policy O6/H7 in Irish, English, Mathematics and
3 other recognised subjects
367 362 25        
DN150 Engineering H4      in Mathematics and
H6      in a Laboratory Science subject and
O6/H7 in Irish, English and
2 other recognised subjects
511 509 260      
DN200 Science O2/H6 in Mathematics and a Laboratory Science subject (OR Geography OR Applied Mathematics) and
O6/H7 in Irish, English, and
2 other recognised subjects
For details of options available please see prospectus
521 510 400    
DN201 Computer Science O2/H6 in Mathematics and
O6/H7 in Irish, English and
3 other recognised subjects  
488 477 105    
DN230 Actuarial and
Financial Studies
H2       in Mathematics and
O6/H7 in Irish, English and
3 other recognised subjects
577 565 47        
DN240 Sustainability O2/H6 in Mathematics and 
O6/H7 in Irish, English and 
3 other recognised subjects  
N/A N/A 40 (in 2020)      
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 prospectus
420 444 175    
DN252 Dairy Business O6/H7 in Irish, English, Mathematics, a Laboratory Science subject and
2 other recognised subjects
398 429 22    
DN253 Agri-Environmental Sciences O6/H7 in Irish, English, Mathematics, a Laboratory Science subject and
2 other recognised subjects
403 396 26    
DN261 Food Science O6/H7 in Irish, English, Mathematics, a Laboratory Science subject and
2 other recognised subjects
434 477* 45    
DN262 Human Nutrition O6/H7 in Irish, English, Mathematics, a Laboratory Science subject and
2 other recognised subjects
493 517 33      
DN271 Forestry O6/H7 in Irish, English, Mathematics, a Laboratory Science subject and
2 other recognised subjects
303 321 15    
DN272 Horticulture, Landscape and Sportsturf Management O6/H7 in Irish, English, Mathematics, a Laboratory Science subject and
2 other recognised subjects
252 AQA 15    
DN300 Veterinary Medicine
(Undergraduate Entry)
H5 in Chemistry and
O6/H7 in Irish. English, another language, Mathematics, and
1 other recognised subject and
at least 60 hours practical experience Restrictions apply to applicants who have previously studied Veterinary Medicine.
567 555* 82        
DN301 Veterinary Medicine
(Graduate Entry)
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  
441 445 44      
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.
735 731* 90        
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.
59* 58* 77          
DN410 Radiography O6/H7 in Irish, English, another language, Mathematics, a Laboratory Science subject and
1 other recognised subject
507 500 97      
DN411 Radiography (Graduate Entry) see website for details of entry requirements for Radiography Graduate Entry N/A N/A 20            
DN420 Physiotherapy O6/H7 in Irish, English, another language, Mathematics, a Laboratory Science subject and
1 other recognised subject
542 545 56      
DN425 Health and Performance Science O6/H7 in Irish, English, Mathematics, a Laboratory Science subject and
2 other recognised subject
488 487* 40        
DN430 Sport and Exercise Management O6/H7 in Irish, English, Mathematics, a Laboratory Science subject, and
2 other recognised subjects
436 423 40        
DN440 Biomedical, Health and
Life Sciences
O6/H7 in Irish, English, another language, Mathematics, a Laboratory Science subject and
1 other recognised subject
565* 566 40        
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 a Nursing or Midwifery course.
398 402 167      
DN451 Children’s and General Nursing  (Integrated) O6/H7 in Irish, English, Mathematics, a Laboratory Science subject and
2 other recognised subjects
462* 475 42      
DN452 Midwifery O6/H7 in Irish, English, Mathematics, a Laboratory Science subject and
2 other recognised subjects
409 454 21      
DN453 Mental Health Nursing O6/H7 in Irish, English, Mathematics, a Laboratory Science subject and
2 other recognised subjects
379 387 26      
DN520 Arts O6/H7 in Irish, English, another language and
3 other recognised subjects
For details of subjects available please see prospectus
336 366 350    
DN530 Humanities O6/H7 in Irish, English, another language and
3 other recognised subjects
For details of subjects available please see prospectus
348 AQA 200        
DN541 Modern Languages O6/H7 in Irish, English, another language and
3 other recognised subjects
For details of subjects available please see prospectus
348 380 50    
DN600 Law O6/H7 in Irish, English, another language and
3 other recognised subjects
For details of options available please see prospectus
If you enter without a minimum of H3 in French you will not be able to take Law with French Law.
520* 521* 125    
DN610 Business and Law O2/H6 in Mathematics and O6/H7 in Irish, English, another language and
2 other recognised subjects
521 531* 120      
DN650 Commerce O2/H6 in Mathematics and
O6/H7 in Irish, English, another language and
2 other recognised subjects
498* 498* 210    
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 
prospectus

If you enter without a minimum of H4 in French you will not be able to take any French language combination.
507 509 95        
DN670 Economics and Finance H4      in Mathematics and
O6/H7 in Irish, English, another language and
2 other recognised subjects
601 589* 50        
DN700 Social Sciences O6/H7 in Irish, English, Mathematics and
3 other recognised subjects For details of subjects available see prospectus
388 386 500    
DN710 Economics H5       in Mathematics and
O6/H7 in Irish, English and
3 other recognised subjects
476 467 40      
DN720 Psychology O6/H7 in Irish, English and Mathematics and
3 other recognised subjects
517 500 78      
DN750 Social Policy and Sociology O6/H7 in Irish, English and Mathematics and
3 other recognised subjects
330 AQA 100    

 

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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