Students may register to attend one semester (30 credits) or two semesters (60 credits). Semesters in UCD run from September - December (Semester one) and January - May (Semester two).
Module Information and Assessment
At UCD we call classes/courses ‘modules’. Students completing semester one and two at UCD will have an opportunity to choose from a wide range of modules. Specific Stage three semester two modules on the Pre-Veterinary Study Abroad Programme are assessed in the March Fieldwork/Study period.
International students are expected to undertake examinations in accordance with University regulations. Increasingly, project and class-based work forms a component of the assessment process. Formal examinations are set at the end of each semester in December and May.
UCD will send an official transcript of exam results to the student's home institution. Your home institution decides on credits to be awarded for modules pursued at UCD.
The Agriculture and Food Science Centre provides excellent learning support facilities for our visiting students, including a purpose built Food Science building with dedicated food laboratories and a sensory suite.
UCD Lyons Research Farm is the teaching and research facility operated by University College Dublin outside Newcastle, Co Kildare. The farm consists of approximately 220 hectares and is an important resource for the School’s of Agriculture and Food Science and Veterinary Medicine.
Study Abroad students will be part of the UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science and linked to a peer mentor who is a second or third year UCD student. Many of our peer mentors will have spent a semester studying abroad and are familiar with the student experience.
Supports and initiatives such as tutorials, laboratories and continuous assessment are designed to assist students along the way. Students will be required to undertake and be examined in up to six subjects each semester, ensuring a manageable workload.