Global Engagement Master's Partnership Pathway Programme

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Statement on Programme Delivery 2020/21

 

UCD is committed as always to ensuring the best possible student experience, learning and academic success for the coming year 2020/21. 

 

Throughout the Covid-19 Pandemic, UCD has proven its adaptability to changing circumstances while continuing to provide classes and student support through at-distance methods. Recognising that larger lectures and classes will not be able to run at normal physical capacity, students across the university will have a mix of online, blended and face-to-face classes and tutorials with variations depending on subjects and stages. From an educational perspective, UCD are planning for a range of scenarios, each of which prioritises the highest quality of teaching and learning

 

In line with current UCD and HSE guidelines, Core English language Modules as part of the Pre-Master's Programme will adopt a blended approach using online teaching and resources until such time allows for a return to face-to-face teaching.

 

The Optional Modules which make up an engaging and diverse element of both Programmes are delivered by Schools across the six Colleges in UCD and they each have developed their own arrangements which maximise student engagement within health and safety guidelines. It is expected that most  students will be in physical and virtual classrooms depending on capacity and programme requirements. We will have full details on these arrangements available to students before the start of the trimester. 

 

Incoming students from abroad should arrange to arrive in Ireland 14 days prior to the start of the trimester to allow time to self-isolate and decrease the risk of spread of Covid-19. Information for incoming non-EU students is available on the UCD Global website. If you have applied for on-campus accommodation, UCD Residences have arrangements in place to allow for students to self-isolate. Please contact internationalaccommodation@ucd.ie should you have any queries in relation to on-campus accommodation.

 

The University is also planning to maximise campus activities, including sports and societies, so that you can enjoy your college-life experience to its fullest potential, consistent with public health requirements.

 

Should you have any concerns or queries, please contact us at premasters@ucd.ie

 

We look forward to welcoming you to UCD in the near future.

International Pathway Programmes Team

 

Further information;

UCD Covid-19

Health Service Executive 

Department of Education 

Department of Foreign Affairs

 

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

 

 

 Further Information

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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

Business

Engineering & Architecture

Health Sciences & Agriculture

Social Sciences

Law

Science

Arts and Humanities

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 Science, Business and Law require higher English language scores. UCD also accepts other English language testing examinations. 

Entry Requirements Comparison
IELTS Academic Overall Bands PTE Academic Overall Score TOEFL Internet Based
5.0 42 61
5.5 46 66
6.0 54 80

 

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

Autumn Trimester:

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

Spring Trimester:

Global Engagement Master's Partnership Programme students are required to achieve an overall grade of C with no components less than D- in their second trimester English language modules*

Students taking Pathway Programmes leading to Master’s in the College of Business must achieve a grade of B- overall with no components below C-

Students taking Pathway Programmes leading to Master’s in the College of Arts and Humanities must achieve a grade of C+ overall with no components below C-

Students taking Pathway Programmes leading to Master’s in the College of Social Sciences and Law must achieve a grade of C overall with no components 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

We are currently accepting applications. These can be made through the central UCD Application System

Please see the How to Appy Guide for assistance; Global Engagement Master's Partnership Pathways Application Guide

Global Engagement Master's Partnership Pathway Programme Brochure

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