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Entry Requirements

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General Requirements

Higher School Certificate (HSC)

International Baccalaureate

English Language Requirements

50% in 2 unit English

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.

 Code Description2020 Entry RequirementsMathsOther Language
Business BSS1 Commerce HSC Average 75% 50% (2 unit)  
  B772 BSc Business HSC Average 75% 50% (2 unit)  
  BSS2 Economics & Finance HSC Average 80% 60% (2 unit)  
  BSW1 Commerce International HSC Average 75% 50% (2 unit) Note: For French language combinations a minimum 60% (2 unit) in French is required

 

 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsOther Language
Law BSJ4 Business & Law HSC Average 75% 50% (2 unit)  
  LWS2 Law with French HSC Average 75%   70% (2 unit) in French 
  LWS6 Law HSC Average 75%    
  LWW1 Law with Philosophy HSC Average 75%    
  LWW2 Law with History HSC Average 75%    
  LWW3 Law with Politics HSC Average 75%    
  LWW4 Law with Economics HSC Average 75% 50% (2 unit)  
  LWW9 Law with Social Justice HSC Average 75%    
  LWWC Law with Chinese HSC Average 75%   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 HSC Average 73%

Note: If you choose to study a language at advanced level during your first year, it is recommended that you have at least an 60% (2 unit) grade in that language, or equivalent. 

  BAU5 BA Arts (2 Subjects) HSC Average 67%

Note: For French language combinations a minimum 60% (2 unit) in 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 60% (2 unit) or equivalent is required.

 

 

  AYS1

Languages, Linguistics and Cultures

HSC Average 67%  
  AYS2

English, European and World Literatures

HSC Average 67%  
  CCS1

Celtic Studies, Art History and History

HSC Average 67%  
  CAS1

Classics, Art History and Archaeology

HSC Average 67%  
  CAS2

Classics, English and History

HSC Average 67%  
  ENS5

English Literature

HSC Average 67%  
  ENS6

English with Creative Writing

HSC Average 67%  
  ENS7

English, Drama and Film

HSC Average 67%  
  MCS4

Music, Film & Drama

HSC Average 67%  
  HPS1

History and Politics 

HSC Average 67%  
  HSS3 History HSC Average 67%  
 CodeDescription2020 Entry Requirements
Liberal Arts Sciences LBS1 Liberal Arts Sciences HSC Average 67%

 

 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMath
Sustainability STS1 BSc Sustainability HSC Average 70% 50% (2 unit)

 

 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsOther Language
Social Sciences COS1 Philosophy, Politics & Economics HSC Average 73% 50%  
  ECS4 BSc Economics HSC Average 73% 50% (2 unit)  
  EMS1 Economics, Mathematics & Statistics HSC Average 73%

50%

Note: If you obtain less than 60% (2 unit) in mathematics, you must pass a “Level 0” UCD mathematics module in semester 1

 
  LSS1 Archaeology, Geography & History HSC Average 73% 50%  
  PCS2 BSc Psychology HSC Average 79% 50%   
  SBU2 BSocSc Social Policy & Sociology HSC Average 73% 50%  
  SBU3 BSc Social Science (2 Subjects) HSC Average 73%

50%

Please Note:

In order to study Mathematics, 60% (2 unit) in Mathematics is required.

In order to study Economics, 50% (2 unit) 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 60% (2 unit) or equivalent is required.

 

 

  SCS1 Computational Social Science HSC Average 73%

50%

Note: If you obtain less than 60% (2 unit) in Mathematics, you must pass a “Level 0” UCD mathematics module in semester 1

 
 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsLab Science
Engineering NUS1 Engineering Omnibus HSC Average 75% 60% (2 unit) 50% (2 unit)

 

 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMaths
Architecture LDS2 Landscape Architecture HSC Average 71% 50%
  RCS1 City Planning & Environmental Policy HSC Average 71% 50%
  SSS1 Architecture HSC Average 75% 50%

 

 CodeDescription2020 Entry ReuirementsMathsLab Science
Science BSS3 Actuarial and Financial Studies HSC Average 77% 80% (2 unit)  
  CSSA Computer Science HSC Average 73% 50% (2 unit)  
  SCU1 Science Omnibus HSC Average 73% 50% (2 unit) 50% (2 unit)

 

 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsLab Science
Agricultural Science ANS1 Animal Science HSC Average 72% 50% 50%
  CPS1 Animal& Crop Production HSC Average 72% 50% 50%
  DBS1 Dairy Business HSC Average 72% 50% 50%
  EQS1 Animal Science - Equine HSC Average 72%  50% 50%
  ESS1 AgriEnvironmental Science HSC Average 72% 50% 50%
  FAS1 Food and Agribusiness Management HSC Average 72% 50% 50%
  FAW1 Food Business with Chinese Studies HSC Average 72% 50% 50%
  FOS1 Forestry HSC Average 72% 50% 50%
  FSS2 Food Science HSC Average 73% 50% 50%
  HLS1 Horticulture, Landscape & Sportsturf Management HSC Average 72% 50% 50%
  HMS1 Human Nutrition  HSC Average 79% 50% 50%
  UAS1 Agricultural Science - Omnibus
(You can decide on your area of study during first year).
HSC Average 72% 50% 50%

 

 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsLab Science
Health Science BHS1 Biomedical, Health & Life Science HSC Average 79% 50% 50%
  MDS2 Medicine  HSC Average 76% + Interview
Successful applicants often present with stronger academic background.
50% 50%
  MDS4 Radiography HSC Average 77% 50% 50%
  MDS5 Physiotherapy HSC Average 80% 50% 50%
  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 a 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 HSC Average 77% 50% 50%
  SMS2 Sport & Exercise Management HSC Average 75% 50% 50%

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