What is a Diploma Supplement?
The Diploma Supplement is issued to graduates of Higher Education Institutions. The Diploma Supplement provides additional information regarding the award which is not available on the Degree Parchment, such as the skills and competences acquired, the level of the qualification, results gained, and entry requirements and access opportunities to the next level of education . This enables the qualification to be more easily understood, particularly by employers and institutions outside of the issuing country. The European Diploma Supplement was developed jointly by UNESCO and the Council of Europe.
The Diploma Supplement is available to all UCD Graduates who began and completed their programme post 2005. It is issued in English and is given automatically and free of charge to every student upon degree award. Your UCD Diploma Supplement is available to you from the date you receive your final degree result; you do not have to wait until graduation.
Please click on the link below to view an example of the Diploma Supplement
Official Online Diploma Supplement
If you began after August 2006 and have been awarded your degree, your official Diploma Supplement is available online through SIS web.
2013 Graduates from the following Programmes will see their Learning Outcomes, the Professional status of their award (if available) and information about access to further study:
- Bachelor of Social Science
- BA Psychology
- Bachelor of Agricultural Science
- BSc Human Nutrition
- BSc Physiotherapy
- BSc Radiography
- BSc Sport & Exercise Management
- BSc Health & Performance Science
- Masters of Regional and Urban Planning
- MSc in Humanitarian Action
Any 2013 graduate who has an award/ scholarship, or who has completed a work-related Certificate with the Careers Office in 2013 will also have this noted on their Diploma Supplement.
Since June 2014, students who complete awards in the following areas will also be able to avail of an extended Diploma Supplement listing Learning Outcomes, Professional Statuses and Accesses to Further Study:
- Undergraduate Arts
- Undergraduate Business
- Graduate Business (from September 2014)
- Undergraduate and Graduate Nursing (From September 2014)
This service will be extended to other graduates on a phased basis.
Recognition of Studies
We are currently developing a new document for students who have not yet graduated or who are on non-Award programmes of study. This document will list much of the same information as the Diploma Supplement, providing students with a single document which recognises and details students' work as well as the rationale behind that work.
This document will be introduced on a phased basis, beginning with students on the Flexible Learning programme, since June 2014.
UCD treats the fraudulent duplication or amendment of its official documents as a serious offence. Any such action will be considered a breach of UCD Regulations and will trigger disciplinary procedures. Such matters may also constitute a criminal offence and, as such, are liable to be reported to An Garda Síochána.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us
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