Global Engagement Master's Partnership Pathway Programme

The Global Engagement Master’s Partnership Pathway Programmes are only for students from our Chinese Partner Universities. Students can join in September  in accordance with our 3+1+1 programme agreements or in January as part of our 3.5+0.5+1 agreements.

Students who have graduated from one of our partner universities and are interested in a Master’s preparatory programme in UCD please see here.

Students attending our Global Engagement Master’s Partnership Pathway programmes will attend Master’s specific preparatory courses with each student  attending academic modules relevant to their chosen UCD Master’s. Students will also have the opportunity to attend Irish culture, thesis preparation and creative thinking modules.

During the Programme students will also receive academic English language tuition on campus from UCD’s Applied Language Centre (ALC) staff. Our specially designed academic English programme  will allow students to gain the English language proficiency and study techniques needed to successfully undertake their graduate studies in UCD.

These programmes will provide students with the time and skills needed to prepare fully for their UCD Master’s. Once students have successfully completed their studies in UCD and have graduated from their home university, they will receive a full offer to their UCD Master’s.

Global Engagement Master’s Partnership Pathway Programme (3+1+1)

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Autumn Trimester

LANG 10590 - Academic Listening & Speaking I ( 10 credits)

LANG 10600 - Academic Reading & Writing I (10 credits)

Total credits: 20

Spring Trimester

LANG 10610 - Academic Listening & Speaking II (7.5 credits)

LANG 10620 - Academic Reading & Writing II (7.5 credits)

Total credits: 15

Autumn Trimester

2 modules from the list below:

IRST30200 - Modern Ireland: Culture and Society (5 credits)

IA20010 - Creative Thinking & Innovation (5 credits)

1 Academic module related to chosen Master’s (5 credits)

Total credits: 10

 

Spring Trimester

modules from the list below:

IRST30200 - Modern Ireland: Culture and Society (5 credits)*

IA20010 - Creative Thinking & Innovation (5 credits)*

HUM40020 - Thesis Planning, Writing and Presentation (5 credits)

1 or 2 Academic modules related to chosen Master’s (5 credits)

Total credits: 15

* This cannot be selected if chosen in the Autumn Trimester

Global Engagement Master’s Partnership Pathway Programme (3.5+0.5+ 1)

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Spring Trimester

LANG 10610 - Academic Listening & Speaking II (7.5 credits)

LANG 10620 - Academic Reading & Writing II (7.5 credits)

Total credits: 15

Spring Trimester

3 modules from the list below:

IRST30200 - Modern Ireland: Culture and Society (5 credits)

IA20010 - Creative Thinking & Innovation (5 credits)

HUM40020 - Thesis Planning, Writing and Presentation (5 credits)

1 or 2 Academic modules related to chosen Master’s (5 credits)

Total credits: 15

 

 

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UCD Masters Pathways

Note: Only full time UCD Master’s Degree programmes are available through our Pre-Master’s Pathway Programme.

Agriculture, Food Science & Veterinary Medicine

Arts and Humanities

Business

Engineering & Architecture

Health Sciences & Agriculture

Law

Social Sciences

Science

 

Academic requirements

The academic entry requirements for each Pre-Masters Pathway programme is the same as those applying to the associated Masters. The normal requirement for entry to a taught Master’s Degree programme is a second class honours degree in a relevant subject. However intending applicants should check the individual requirements listed on the School website, since some degrees may require a higher standard for entry.

English language requirements

September entry - IELTS 5.5 overall with no component less than 5.0

January entry - IELTS 6.0 overall with no component less than 5.5

Please note that some Pre-Masters Pathway Programmes in Business may require higher English language scores. UCD also accepts other English language testing examinations.

English Language Test Comparison
IELTS TOEFL iBT Pearson Duolingo
English Test
5.5 (with no band less than 5.0)   66 with a minimum of 17 in Writing
and 15 in every other section
  47 with no component below 43  

90 with no
component below 80

6.0 (with no band less than 5.5)  

80 with a minimum of 19 in Writing
and 18 in every other section

  55 with no component below 51   100 with
no component below 90

Academic Requirements

In order to successfully complete their Global Engagement Master's Partnership Programme and progress to their graduate studies, students are required to achieve a passing grade (D-) in their academic modules.

English Language Requirements

In order to successfully complete their Global Engagement Master's Partnership Programme and progress to their graduate studies, students are required to achieve specific grades in their English language modules. This requirement is determined by your masters English language requirement. IELTS (Overall/No component less than)

Autumn Trimester:

Internatioanl Pre-Master's Pathway Programme students are required to achieve a passing grade (D-) in their first trimester English language modules.

Spring Trimester

IELTS 6.5/6.0

Minimum progression requirement: C+ overall grade and no component below C-.

IELTS 7.0/6.0 (Smurfit)

Minimum progression requirement: B- overall grade and no component below C-  

IELTS 7.0/6.5

Minimum progression requirement: B- overall grade with no component below C.  

IELTS 7.5/7.0

Minimum progression requirement: B overall with no component below C+ 

Please contact premasters@ucd.ie for further information.

Schools/Colleges also have discretion to admit students to their master’s programme should they fail to obtain the progression requirements outlined above.

Two Trimester Global Engagement Master's Partnership Programme starting in September - €12,600

One Trimester Global Engagement Master's Partnership Programme starting in January - €8,400

Global Engagement Master's Partnership Pathway Programme Brochure

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