UCD Science CAO You Tube Live - 5pm Thursday 25 January 2018


4 Minute Video on the UCD Science course (DN200)

We're hosting a live YouTube chat on 25 January at 5pm. If you're interested in this event, we recommend you take a look at this video where Associate Professor Evelyn Doyle answers some of the most frequently asked questions about DN200 Science.

Further information about DN200 Science is available on our Prospective Undergraduate Students page.  

Date & Time

Join us at 5pm on Thursday 25 January for a You Tube Live Session about the common-entry DN200 Science programme in UCD. We will answer any queries you may have about your CAO options. Mr Gary Dunne from the UCD Science Office will field your questions to Associate Professor Evelyn Doyle and Dr Orla Donoghue. The session will take place on YouTube Live at 5pm on Thursday 25 January. You can watch this session on the UCD Science You Tube page

Submit Your Questions

You can ask your questions via the live chat window during the session or email them in advance to gary.dunne@ucd.ie.

Frequently Asked Questions on DN200 Science

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No. The DN200 Science course is a Level 8 BSc Honours degree of four years. Students enter by a single route and graduate with a BSc Honours degree in one of 26 different subjects, for example, BSc (Honours) Theoretical Physics, BSc (Honours) Mathematics, BSc (Honours) Chemistry.

Students who do not meet the required academic standard after three years can graduate with a Level 8 BSc (General Science) degree with a specialism in a specific subject area or areas.

No. The common entry does not mean that all students take a common first year. The following streams are available within DN200 Science:

  • Biological, Biomedical and Biomolecular Sciences (BBB)
  • Chemistry and Chemical Sciences (CCS)
  • Mathematical, Physical and Geological Sciences (MPG)
  • No Preference (NPF)

The advantage of a common entry course is that you can choose to specialise from first year or you can leave your options open. Each stream has a set number of compulsory modules you must take in first year in order to pursue a subject or group of subjects in second year and to degree level. The number of compulsory modules has been kept low to allow you the option to try out other subjects that you may not be familiar with or to deepen your interest in the areas that you wish to pursue to degree level.

When you select DN200, you are prompted to click the 'Select DN200 Subject Choice' button. When you click this button, you can make one of the following selections from the drop-down list:

  • DN200 – No Preference (NPF) 
  • DN200 – Biological, Biomedical and Biomolecular Sciences (BBB)
  • DN200 – Chemistry and Chemical Sciences (CCS)
  • DN200 – Mathematical, Physical and Geological Sciences (MPG)

You can change your mind when you arrive at UCD.

If you are interested in more than one stream or are unsure of which area to specialise in, the DN200 – No Preference option allows you to sample a range of subjects in the first semester and explore your options before deciding on an area of study.

DN200 is one course which means you can only put it down on your CAO form once.

Yes. You can study a range of Mathematics, Financial Mathematics, Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics modules in first year. All students must also study a module called Principles of Scientific Enquiry, which you can take in a Mathematical discipline.

Yes. You can select another option within DN200 on arrival at UCD. We guarantee all students they can choose one of the following areas of study, regardless of the area selected on the CAO:

  • Biological, Biomedical and Biomolecular Sciences (BBB)
  • Chemistry and Chemical Sciences (CCS)
  • Mathematical, Physical and Geological Sciences (MPG) 
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