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General Requirements

Victorian Certificate of Educaiton (VCE)

Required: Minimum of 18 units (including two 3-unit courses) and 2 units in English. 5 distinct subjects also required.

 

English Language Requirements

VCE Grade D

For additional information, please refer to
UCD Minimum English Language Requirements

This page provides information and guidance on entry requirements for international (non-EU/ non-EEA) students only.

Please be advised that your fee assessment status determines how you should apply.

In all cases, UCD applicants who are granted EU fee status will only be admitted through the Central Applications Office (CAO) system and in line with CAO policies and procedures and National University of Ireland (NUI) matriculation regulations.

If you are eligible for EU fees please contact UCD Registry-Admissions for further advice (www.ucd.ie/askus).

 

Specific subjects and grades required for programme are detailed below.

The equivalences are provided as guidance and are indicative only. In addition, please note that the equivalences shown are the minimum required to be eligible for consideration on a competitive basis.

The information provided below is subject to change and annual review.

 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsOther Language
Business   BSS1 Commerce VCE Average BBBBB C+  
B772 BSc Business VCE Average BBBBB C+  
BSS2 Economics & Finance VCE Average A+B+B+B+B B+  
BSW1 Commerce International VCE Average BBBBB C+ Note: For French language combinations a Minimum B+ in French is required.

 

 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsOther Language
Law BSJ4 Business & Law VCE Average BBBBB C+  
  LWS2 Law with French VCE Average BBBBB   A in French 
  LWS6 Law VCE Average BBBBB    
  LWW1 Law with Philosophy VCE Average BBBBB    
  LWW2 Law with History VCE Average BBBBB    
  LWW3 Law with Politics VCE Average BBBBB    
  LWW4 Law with Economics VCE Average BBBBB C+  
  LWW9 Law with Social Justice VCE Average BBBBB    
  LWWC Law with Chinese VCE Average BBBBB   Note: No prior knowledge of Mandarin required. Those with prior knowledge of Mandarin are most welcome.

 

 Code
Description2020 Entry RequirementsOther Language
Arts & Humanities BAU4 BA Modern Languages VCE Average C+C+C+C+C+

Note: If you choose to study a language at advanced level during your first year, it is recommended that you have at least a B+ grade in that language, or equivalent.  

 

  BAU5 BA Arts (2 Subjects) VCE Average C+CCCC

Note: For French language combinations a minimum B+ in is French is required.

German & Spanish: In First Year two streams are offered, one for absolute beginners and another for non-beginners. For the non-beginners level a minimum of B+ or equivalent is required.  

 

  AYS1

Languages, Linguistics and Cultures

VCE Average C+CCCC  
  AYS2

English, European and World Literatures

VCE Average C+CCCC  
  CCS1

Celtic Studies, Art History and History

VCE Average C+CCCC  
  CAS1

Classics, Art History and Archaeology

VCE Average C+CCCC  
  CAS2

Classics, English and History

VCE Average C+CCCC  
  ENS5

English, European and World Literatures

VCE Average C+CCCC  
  ENS6

English Literature

VCE Average C+CCCC  
  ENS7

English with Creative Writing

VCE Average C+CCCC  
  MCS4

English, Drama and Film

VCE Average C+CCCC  
  HPS1

History And Politics

VCE Average C+CCCC   
  HSS3  History  VCE Average C+CCCC   
 CodeDescription2020 Entry Requirements
Liberal Arts Sciences LBS1 Liberal Arts & Sciences VCE Average C+CCCC

 

 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMath
Sustainability STS1 BSc Sustainability VCE Average BBC+C+C+ C+

 

 CodeDescription2019 Entry RequirementsMathsOther Language
Social Sciences COS1 Philosophy, Politics & Economics VCE Average C+C+C+C+C+ C+  
  ECS4 BSc Economics VCE Average C+C+C+C+C+ B+  
  EMS1 Economics, Mathematics & Statistics VCE Average C+C+C+C+C+

C+

Note: If you obtain less than B+ in mathematics, you must pass a “Level 0” UCD mathematics module in semester 1

 
  LSS1 Archaeology, Geography & History VCE Average C+C+C+C+C+ C+  
  PCS2 BSc Psychology VCE Average AABBB C+   
  SBU2 BSocSc Social Policy & Sociology VCE Average C+C+C+C+C+ C+  
  SBU3 BSc Social Science (2 Subjects) VCE Average C+C+C+C+C+

C+

Please Note:

In order to study Mathematics, B+ in Mathematics is required.

In order to study Economics, C+ in Mathematics is required. 

German: In First Year two streams are offered, one for absolute beginners and another for non-beginners. For the non-beginners level a minimum of B+ or equivalent is required.

 

 

  SCS1 Computational Social Science VCE Average C+C+C+C+C+

C+

Note: If you obtain less than B+ in mathematics, you must pass a “Level 0” UCD mathematics module in semester 1

 
 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsLab Science
Engineering NUS1 Engineering Omnibus VCE Average BBBBB B+ C+

 

 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMaths
Architecture LDS2 Landscape Architecture VCE Average C+C+C+CC C+
  RCS1 City Planning & Environmental Policy VCE Average C+C+C+CC C+
  SSS1 Architecture VCE Average BBBBB C+

 

 CodeDescription2020 Entry ReuirementsMathsLab Science
Science BSS3 Actuarial and Financial Studies VCE Average B+B+B+BB A+  
  CSSA Computer Science VCE Average C+C+C+C+C+ C+  
  SCU1 Science Omnibus VCE Average C+C+C+C+C+ C+ C+

 

 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsLab Science
Agricultural Science ANS1 Animal Science VCE Average C+C+C+C+C C+ C+
  CPS1 Animal& Crop Production VCE Average C+C+C+C+C C+ C+
  DBS1 Dairy Business VCE Average C+C+C+C+C C+ C+
  EQS1 Animal Science - Equine VCE Average C+C+C+C+C C+ C+
  ESS1 AgriEnvironmental Science VCE Average C+C+C+C+C C+ C+
  FAS1 Food and Agribusiness Management VCE Average C+C+C+C+C C+ C+
  FAW1 Food Business with Chinese Studies VCE Average C+C+C+C+C C+ C+
  FOS1 Forestry VCE Average C+C+C+C+C C+ C+
  FSS2 Food Science  VCE Average C+C+C+C+C C+ C+
  HLS1 Horticulture, Landscape & Sportsturf Management VCE Average C+C+C+C+C C+ C+
  HMS1 Human Nutrition  VCE Average AABBB C+ C+
  UAS1 Agricultural Science - Omnibus
(You can decide on your area of study during first year).
VCE Average C+C+C+C+C C+ C+

 

 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsLab Science
Health Science BHS1 Biomedical, Health & Life Science VCE Average AABBB C+ C+
  MDS2 Medicine 

VCE Average B+B+B+BB 

+ Interview
Successful applicants often present with stronger academic background.

C+ C+
  MDS4 Radiography VCE Average B+B+B+BB C+ C+
  MDS5 Physiotherapy VCE Average A+B+B+B+B C+ C+
  MDS9 Medicine (Graduate Entry)

The 4-year graduate entry programme is open to applicants who hold or are expected to hold an Upper Second Class Honours degree (NFQ Level 8) in any discipline with a CGPA of 3.0/4.0 or above, or equivalent.  Additionally, all applicants are required to submit a current GAMSAT* or MCAT* score (minimum 57 and 503 respectively). Although only graduates are eligible to apply for this programme, the graduate Medicine degree is equivalent in standard to the undergraduate Medicine degree.

*Currency of Results: GAMSAT must normally have been issued within two years prior to the start of programme. MCAT must normally have been issued within three years prior to the start of programme.

Students who have previously been unsuccessful in any Medicine programme (i.e. have not met academic or other requirements within the programme) or have any issues which would affect their registration with the Irish Medical council will only be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis in exceptional circumstances, to be considered by the Medicine programme board.

  MDS4

Diagnostic Radiography (Graduate Entry)

The 2.5-year graduate entry programme is open to applicants who hold an NFQ Level 8 degree at the minimum award level of 2.2 or equivalent. 

Applicants are also required to have a Science subject at minimum level Irish Leave Certificate O6, IB Standard Level 4, GCSE Grade C or equivalent.

 

 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsLab Science
Sports and Performance MDS8 Health & Performance Science VCE Average B+B+B+BB C+ C+
  SMS2 Sport & Exercise Management VCE Average BBBBB C+ C+
 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsLab Science
Veterinary medicine VTS1 Veterinary Medicine VCE Average A+B+B+B+B C+ Chemistry B
  VTS2 Veterinary Nursing VCE Average BBBBB C+ C+
  VTS3 Veterinary Medicine (Graduate Entry)

The 4 year graduate entry programme is open to applicants who hold or are expected to hold an honours degree in a biological / biomedical / animal science discipline with a CGPA of 3.0/4.0 or above [or equivalent].

For full details about the application and assessment procedures, including information about pre-requisites, please refer to the UCD School of Veterinary Medicine website: www.ucd.ie/vetmed

  

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