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General Requirements

Award of Year 13 Certificate
Minimum of 6 subjects between Year 13 and School-Leaving Certificate, with at least 2 sujects in year 13 at 60% or better.

If you're following international curriculum, please see the following links for entry requirements:

Cambridge A Level 
- International Baccalaureate Diploma

Entry via UCD's International Foundation Year is also available for many programmes. Click here for more details.

Please contact us for further information

English Language Requirements

Year 13 English grade 50% or School Leaving Certificate grade 90%

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.

 CodeDescription2022 Entry RequirementsMathsOther Language
Business   BSS1 Commerce 294/400 80% in Yr 13  
BSS2 Economics & Finance 400/400 C+ in 1st Year of University  
BSW1 Commerce International 294/400 80% in Yr 13 Note: For French language combinations a minimum of C+ in 1st Year of University in French is required.
B722 BSc Business 294/400 80% in Yr 13  
 CodeDescription2022 Entry RequirementsMathsOther Language
Law BSJ4 Business & Law 294/400 80% in Yr 13  
LWS2 Law with French 294/400   B in 1st Year of University in French 
LWS6 Law 294/400    
LWW1 Law with Philosophy 294/400    
LWW2 Law with History 294/400    
LWW3  Law with Politics  294/400    
LWW4 Law with Economics 294/400 80% in Yr 13  
 LWW9 Law with Social Justice  294/400    
LWWC  Law with Chinese  294/400   Note: No prior knowledge of Mandarin required. Those with prior knowledge of Mandarin are most welcome.
 CodeDescription2022 Entry RequirementsOther Language
Arts & Humanities BAU4 BA Modern Languages 249/400

Note: If you choose to study a language at advanced level during your first year, it is recommended that you have at least a grade of C+ in 1st Year of University in that language, or equivalent.

Advanced Level: French German Italian Spanish. 

Beginner Level: German Italian Spanish 

BAU5 BA Arts (2 subjects) 200/400

Note: For French language combinations a minimum of C+ in 1st Year of University in French is required. 
For Mathematics & Statistics subject combinations, a minimum of C+ in 1st Year of University in Mathematics 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 C+ in 1st Year of University, or equivalent, is required.

AYS1 Languages, Linguistics and Cultures 200/400  
CCS2 Creative &Cultural Industries  200/400  
CAS1 Classics, Art History and Archaeology 200/400  
CAS2 Classics, English and History 200/400  
ENS5 English Literature 200/400  
ENS6 English with Creative Writing 200/400  
ENS7 English, Drama and Film 200/400  
HPS1 History And Politics 200/400  
HSS3 History 200/400  
HSS5 Global Studies 200/400  
HSS6 European Studies 200/400  
ISS1 Irish Studies 200/400  
MCS4 Music, Film and Drama 200/400  
 CodeDescription2022 Entry Requirements
Liberal Arts &
Sciences
LBS1 Liberal Arts and Sciences 200/400
 CodeDescription2022 Entry RequirementsMaths
Sustainability STS1 BSc Sustainability 249/400 50% in Yr 13
 CodeDescription2022 Entry RequirementsMathsOther Language
Social
Sciences
COS1 Philosophy, Politics & Economics 249/400 50% in Yr 13  
ECS4 BSc Economics 249/400 90% in Yr 13  
EMS1 Economics, Mathematics & Statistics 249/400 50% in Yr 13

Note: If you obtain less than C+ in 1st Year of University in Mathematics, you must pass a "Level 0" UCD mathematics module in semester 1
 
LSS2 Archaeology, Geography & History 249/400 50% in Yr 13  
PCS2 BSc Psychology 345/400 50% in Yr 13  
SBU2 BSocSc Social Policy & Sociology 249/400 50% in Yr 13  
SBU3 BSc Social Science (2 Subjects) 249/400 In order to study Mathematics, C+ in 1st Year of University in Mathematics is required.

In order to study Economics, 50% in Yr 13 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 C+ in 1st Year of University or equivalent is required.
 SCS1 Computational Social Science 249/400 50% in Yr 13

Note: If you obtain less than C+ in 1st Year of University in Mathematics, you must pass a "Level 0" UCD mathematics module in semester 1.
 
 CodeDescription2022 Entry RequirementsMathsLab Science
Engineering NUS1 Engineering Omnibus 294/400 C+ in 1st Year of University 80% in Yr 13
 CodeDescription2022 Entry RequirementsMaths
Architecture   LDS2 Landscape Architecture 216/400 50% in Yr 13
RCS1 City Planning &Environmental Policy 216/400 50% in Yr 13
ATS4 Architecture 294/400 50% in Yr 13
 CodeDescription2022 Entry RequirementsMathsLab Science
Science   BSS3 Actuarial and Financial Studies 323/400 A in 1st Year of University  
CSSA Computer Science 249/400 80% in Yr 13  
SCU1 Science Omnibus 249/400 80% in Yr 13 80% in Yr 13
 CodeDescription2022 Entry RequirementsMathsLab Science
Agricultural
Science
ANS1 Animal Science 232/400 50% in Yr 13 50% in Yr 13
CPS1 Animal & Crop Production 232/400 50% in Yr 13 50% in Yr 13
CPS3 Crop Science 232/400 50% in Yr 13 50% in Yr 13
DBS1 Dairy Business 232/400 50% in Yr 13 50% in Yr 13
EQS1 Animal Science - Equine 232/400 50% in Yr 13 50% in Yr 13
ESS1 Agri-environmental Science 232/400 50% in Yr 13 50% in Yr 13
ETS2 Agricultural Systems & Technology 232/400 50% in Yr 13 50% in Yr 13
FAS1 Food and Agribusiness
Management
232/400 50% in Yr 13 50% in Yr 13
FAW1 Food Business with Chinese
Studies
232/400 50% in Yr 13 50% in Yr 13
FOS1 Forestry 232/400 50% in Yr 13 50% in Yr 13
FSS2 Food Science 249/400 50% in Yr 13 50% in Yr 13
HLS6 Horticulture 232/400 50% in Yr 13 50% in Yr 13
HMS1 Human Nutrition  345/400 50% in Yr 13 50% in Yr 13
UAS1 Agricultural Science - Omnibus
(You can decide on your area of
study during first year).
232/400 50% in Yr 13 50% in Yr 13
 CodeDescription2022 Entry RequirementsMathsLab Science
Health Science BHS1 Biomedical, Health & Life Sciences 345/400 50% in Yr 13 50% in Yr 13
MDS2 Medicine  306/400
+ Interview
Successful applicants often present with a stronger academic background
50% in Yr 13 50% in Yr 13
MDS4 Radiography 323/400 50% in Yr 13 50% in Yr 13
MDS5 Physiotherapy 400/400 50% in Yr 13 50% in Yr 13
MDSJ Diagnostic Radiography
(Graduate Entry)

The 2.5-year graduate entry programme is open to applicants who hold a 4-year Bachelor degree (NFQ Level 8) with a minimum of Second Class Honours and above, or equivalent. 

50% in Yr 13
MDS9 Medicine (Graduate Entry)

The 4-year graduate entry programme is open to applicants who hold or are expected to hold a 4-year Bachelor degree(NFQ Level 8) in any discipline with a minimum overall Second Class Honours (Upper Division) and 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.

 CodeDescription2022 Entry RequirementsMathsLab Science
Sports &
Performance
MDS8 Health & Performance Science 323/400 50% in Yr 13 50% in Yr 13
SMS2 Sport & Exercise Management 294/400 50% in Yr 13 50% in Yr 13
 CodeDescription2022 Entry RequirementsMathsLab Science
Veterinary Medicine VTS1  Veterinary Medicine 400/400 50% in Yr 13 Chemistry 90% in Yr 13
VTS2 Veterinary Nursing 294/400 50% in Yr 13 50% in Yr 13
VTS3 Veterinary Medicine (Graduate Entry) The 4 year graduate entry programme is open to applicants who hold or are expected to hold a 4-year Bachelor degree in a biological / biomedical / animal science discipline with a minimum of Second Class Honours (Upper Division) 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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