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General Requirements

شهادة الثانوية العامة (General Secondary Education Certificate)

Overall 60% with at least 6 subjects passed

Compeititve courses will require applicants to present with Certificate plus 1 year of Bachelor Degree at a recognised university with acceptable grades

Cambridge A Level or International Baccalaureate Diploma applicants should refer to the relevant linked webpages.

Contact mea@ucd.ie for further information

English Language Requirements

C at GCSE Level
IB 4 at Standard Level/3 at Higher Level or equivalent

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 Description2021 Entry RequirementsMathsOther Language
Business BSS1 Commerce 89% average 80%   
  B772 BSc Business 89% average 80%   
  BSS2 Economics & Finance 90% average +  75% 1st University 90%   
  BSW1 Commerce International 89% average 80% Note: For French language combinations, a minimum 90% in French is required

 

 CodeDescription2021 Entry RequirementsMathsOther Language
Law BSJ4 Business & Law 89% average 80%  
  LWS2 Law with French 89% average 80%  95% in GSEC or 80% in University  in French 
  LWS6 Law 89% average    
  LWW1 Law with Philosophy 89% average     
  LWW2 Law with History 89% average     
  LWW3 Law with Politics 89% average    
  LWW4 Law with Economics 89% average  80%  
  LWW9 Law with Social Justice 89% average     
  LWWC Law with Chinese 89% average     Note: No prior knowledge of Mandarin required. Those with prior knowledge of Mandarin are most welcome.

 

 

 

 Code
Description2021 Entry RequirementsOther Language
Arts & Humanities BAU4 BA Modern Languages 80% average

Note: If you choose to study a language at advanced level during your first year, it is recommended that you have at least an 90% grade in that language, or equivalent. 

  BAU5 BA Arts (2 Subjects) 65% average

Note: For French language combinations a minimum 90% 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 90% or equivalent or equivalent is required.

 

  AYS1

Languages, Linguistics and Cultures

65% average  
  HSS5

Global Studies

65% average  
  HSS6

European Studies

65% average   
  ISS1

Irish Studies

65% average   
  CAS1

Classics, Art History and Archaeology

65% average  
  CAS2

Classics, English and History

65% average  
  ENS5

English Literature

65% average   
  ENS6

English with Creative Writing

65% average   
  ENS7

English, Drama and Film

65% average   
  MCS4

Music, Film & Drama

65% average   
  HPS1

History and Politics 

65% average  
  HSS3 History 65% average  

 

 CodeDescription2021 Entry Requirements
Liberal Arts Sciences LBS1 Liberal Arts Sciences 65% average

 

 CodeDescription2021 Entry RequirementsMath
Sustainability STS1 BSc Sustainability 70% average 80%

 

 CodeDescription2021 Entry RequirementsMathsOther Language
Social Sciences COS1 Philosophy, Politics & Economics 80% average 60%  
  ECS4 BSc Economics 80% average    85%   
  EMS1 Economics, Mathematics & Statistics 80% average

60%

Note: If you obtain less than 90% in mathematics, you must pass a “Level 0” UCD mathematics module in semester 1

 
  PCS2 BSc Psychology 98%
or
90% average + 60% 1st University
60%   
  SBU2 BSocSc Social Policy & Sociology 80% average 60%  
  SBU3 BSc Social Science (2 Subjects) 80% average

In order to study Mathematics, 90% in Mathematics is required.

In order to study Economics, 60% 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 90% or equivalent or equivalent is required.

  SCS1 Computational Social Science 80% average

60%

Note: If you obtain less than 90% in mathematics, you must pass a “Level 0” UCD mathematics module in semester 1

 

 

 CodeDescription2021 Entry RequirementsMathsLab Science
Engineering NUS1 Engineering Omnibus 89% average 90% 80%

 

 CodeDescription2021 Entry RequirementsMaths
Architecture LDS2 Landscape Architecture 70% average 60%
  RCS1 City Planning & Environmental Policy 70% average 60%
  ATS4 Architecture 89% average 60%

 

 CodeDescription2021 Entry ReuirementsMathsLab Science
Science BSS3 Actuarial and Financial Studies 95% average 1st University 85%  
  CSSA Computer Science 80% average 80%  
  SCU1 Science Omnibus 80% average 80% 80%

 

 CodeDescription2021 Entry RequirementsMathsLab Science
Agricultural Science ANS1 Animal Science 74% average 60% 60%
  CPS1 Animal& Crop Production 74% average 60% 60%
  DBS1 Dairy Business 74% average 60% 60%
  EQS1 Animal Science - Equine 74% average 60% 60%
  ESS1 AgriEnvironmental Science 74% average 60% 60%
  ETS2 Agricultural Systems Technology 74% average 60% 60%
  FAS1 Food and Agribusiness Management 74% average 60% 60%
  FAW1 Food Business with Chinese Studies 74% average 60% 60%
  FOS1 Forestry 74% average 60% 60%
  FSS2 Food Science  80% average 60% 60%
  HLS6 Horticulture 74% average 60% 60%
  HMS1 Human Nutrition  98%
or
90% average + 60% 1st University
60% 60%
  UAS1 Agricultural Science - Omnibus 74% average 60% 60%
  CPS3 Crop Science 74% average 60% 60%

 

 CodeDescription2021 Entry RequirementsMathsLab Science
Health Science BHS1 Biomedical, Health & Life Science 98%
or
90% average + 60% 1st University
60% 60%
  MDS2 Medicine 

91% average  + Interview


Successful applicants often present with stronger academic background.

60% 60%
  MDS4 Radiography 95% average 60% 60%
  MDS5 Physiotherapy 95% average 60% 60%
  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. Eligible applicants will also be required to complete an interview.

*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 two 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.

 

MDSJ

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.

 

 CodeDescription2021 Entry RequirementsMathsLab Science
Sports and Performance MDS8 Health & Performance Science 95% average 60% 60%
  SMS2 Sport & Exercise Management 89% average  60% 60%

 

 CodeDescription2021 Entry RequirementsMathsLab Science
Veterinary medicine VTS1 Veterinary Medicine 90% average +  75% 1st University 60% Chemistry 85%
  Applicants must normally have at least 60 hours practical experience relevant to animal handling. This must include experience with at least two of the following four animal categories: Pets, Horses, Farm Animals, Wildlife/Zoos. 
Special arrangements for applicants seeking entry in 2021 and 2022: due to the difficulties applicants are experiencing in securing placements as a result of the pandemic, the requirement has been reduced to 15 hours and it will only be necessary to have experience in one animal category. However, we would strongly encourage applicants to get as much experience as possible across all categories.
  VTS2  Veterinary Nursing 89% average  60% 60%
  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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