Undergraduate Entry Requirements

Cambridge A Level

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Cambridge A Level

General Requirements

Cambridge A Level 

At least three subjects at A Level Grade C and three other subjects at GCSE Level Grade C

Contact internationaladmissions@ucd.ie for more information

 

English Language Requirements

Grade C at GCSE Level

For additonal information please see:

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 RequirementsMathsLab ScienceOther Language
Business BSS1 Commerce

A Level

AAA / ABBB / AAB + C AS Level

D at A Level

A at GCSE Level

   
BSS2 Economics & Finance

A Level

A*A*A / A*AAB / AAA +A AS Level

C at A Level    
BSW1 Commerce International

A Level

AAA / ABBB / AAB +C AS Level

D at A Level

A at GCSE Level

  Note: For French language combinations a mnimum C at A Level in French is required 

 

 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsLab ScienceOther Language
Law BSJ4 Business & Law

A Level

AAA / ABBB / AAB +C AS Level

D at A Level

A at GCSE Level

   
LWS2 Law with French

A Level

AAA / ABBB / AAB +C AS Level

     B at A Level in French 
LWS6 Law

A Level

AAA / ABBB / AAB +C AS Level

     
LWW1 Law with Philosophy

A Level

AAA / ABBB / AAB + C AS Level

     
LWW2 Law with History

A Level

AAA / ABBB / AAB +C AS Level 

     
LWW3 Law with Politics

A Level

AAA / ABBB / AAB +C AS Level

     
LWW4 Law with Economics

A Level

AAA / ABBB / AAB +C AS Level

D at A Level

A at GCSE Level

   
LWW9 Law with Social Justice

A Level

AAA / ABBB / AAB +C AS Level

     
LWWC Law with Chinese

A Level

AAA / ABBB / AAB +C AS Level

   

Note: No prior knowledge of Mandarin required.
Those with prior knowledge of Mandarin are most welcome.

 

 Code Description2020 Entry RequirementsMathsLab ScienceOther Language
Arts & Humanities







BAU4 BA Modern Languages

A Level

ABBB / BBBC / BBB +D AS Level

    Note: If you choose to study a language at advanced
level during your first year, it is recommended that
you have at least a C at A Level in that language,
or equivalent. 
BAU5 BA Arts (2 Subjects)

A Level

CCC

   

Note: For French language combinations a minimum C at A Level 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 C at A Level
or equivalent is required.

 

AYS1 Languages, Linguistics and Cultures

A Level

CCC

     
AYS2 English, European and World Literatures

A Level

CCC

     
CCS1 Celtic Studies, Art History and History

A Level

CCC

     
CAS1 Classics, Art History and Archaeology

A Level

CCC

     
CAS2 Classics, English and History

A Level

CCC

     
ENS5 English Literature

A Level

CCC

     
ENS6 English with Creative Writing

A Level

CCC

     
ENS7 English, Drama and Film

A Level

CCC

     
MCS4 Music, Film and Drama

A Level

CCC

     
HPS1 History And Politics

A Level

CCC

     
HSS3 History

A Level

CCC

     
 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsLab ScienceOther Language
Liberal Arts & Sciences LBS1 Liberal Arts & Sciences

A Level

CCC

     
 Code Description2019 Entry RequirementsMaths
Lab Science
Other Language

 

 


Social Sciences






COS1 Philosophy, Politics & Economics

A Level

ABB / BBBC / BBB +D AS Level

C at GCSE Level    
ECS4 BSc Economics

A Level

ABB / BBBC / BBB +D AS Level

C at A Level    
EMS1 Economics, Mathematics & Statistics

A Level

ABB / BBBC / BBB +D AS Level

C at GCSE Level

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

   
LSS1 Aechaeology, Geography & History

A Level

ABB / BBBC / BBB +D AS Level

C at GCSE Level    
PCS2 BSc Psychology

A Level

A*A*A / AAAA / A*AA +D AS Level

 C at GCSE Level     
SBU2 BSocSc Social Policy & Sociology

A Level

ABB / BBBC / BBB +D AS Level

C at GCSE Level    
SBU3 BSc Social Science (2 Subjects)

A Level

ABB / BBBC / BBB +D AS Level

C At GCSE Level

 

Please Note:

In order to study Mathematics, C at A Level in Mathematics

is required.

In order to study Economics, C at GCSE Level 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 at A Level or equivalent is required.
SCS1 Computational Social Science

A Level

ABB / BBBC / BBB +D AS Level

C at GCSE Level

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

   
 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsLab ScienceOther Language
Engineering NUS1 Engineering Omnibus

A Level

AAA / ABBB / AAB +C AS Level

 C at A Level

D at A Level

A at GCSE Level

 
 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsLab ScienceOther Language
Architecture LDS2 Landscape Architecture

A Level

BBC / BCCC / BCC + D AS Level

C at GCSE level    
RCS1 City Planning &
Environmental Policy

A Level

BBC / BCCC / BCC +D AS Level

C at GCSE Level     
SSS1 Architecture

A Level

AAA / ABBB / AAB +C AS Level

C at GCSE Level    
 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsLab ScienceOther Language
Science BSS3 Actuarial and Financial Studies

A Level

AAAC / A*AA / AAA +B AS Level

B at A Level    
CSSA Computer Science

A Level

ABB / BBBC / BBB + D AS Level

D at A Level 

A at GCSE Level

   
SCU1 Science Omnibus

A Level

ABB / BBBC / BBB +D AS Level

D at A Level

A at GCSE Level 

D at A Level

A at GCSE Level  

 
 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsLab ScienceOther Language
Agricultural
Science
ANS1 Animal Science

A Level

ABC / BBCD / BBC +D AS Level

C at GCSE Level C at GCSE level   
CPS1 Animal & Crop Production

A Level

ABC / BBCD / BBC +D AS Level

C at GCSE Level C at GCSE Level   
DBS1 Dairy Business

A Level

ABC / BBCD / BBC +D AS Level

C at GCSE Level C at GCSE Level  
EQS1 Animal Science - Equine

A Level

ABC / BBCD / BBC +D AS Level

C at GCSE Level C at GCSE Level  
ESS1 AgriEnvironmental Science

A Level

ABC / BBCD / BBC +D AS Level

C at GCSE Level C at GCSE Level  
FAS1 Food and Agribusiness
Management

A Level

ABC / BBCD / BBC +D AS Level

C at GCSE Level C at GCSE Level  
FAW1 Food Business with Chinese
Studies

A Level

ABC / BBCD / BBC +D AS Level

C at GCSE Level C at GCSE Level  
FOS1 Forestry

A Level

ABC / BBCD / BBC +D AS Level

C at GCSE Level C at GCSE Level  
FSS2 Food Science

A Level

ABB / BBBC / BBC +D AS Level

C at GCSE Level C at GCSE level  
HLS1 Horticulture, Landscape &
Sportsturf Management

A Level

ABC / BBCD / BBC +D AS Level

C at GCSE Level C at GCSE Level  
HMS1 Human Nutrition 

A Level

A*A*A / AAAA / A*AA +D AS Level

C at GCSE Level C at GCSE Level  
UAS1 Agricultural Science - Omnibus
(You can decide on your area of
study during first year).

A Level

ABC / BBCD / BBC +D AS Level

C at GCSE Level C at GCSE Level  
 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsLab ScienceOther Language
Health Science BHS1 Biomedical, Health & Life Sciences

A Level

A*A*A / AAAA / A*AA +D AS Level

C at GCSE Level C at GCSE Level  
MDS2 Medicine 

A Level

A*A*A / A*AAB / AAA + A AS Level

C at GCSE Level C at GCSE Level   
MDS4 Radiography

A Level

AAAC / A*AA / AAA +B AS Level

C at GCSE Level C at GCSE Level  
MDS5 Physiotherapy

A Level

A Level A*A*A / A*AAB / AAA +A AS Level

C at GCSE Level C at GCSE Level  
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 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 [as an indication, minimum scores for entry in September 2018 were 59 for the GAMSAT and 505 for the MCAT. Although only graduates are eligible to apply for this programme, the graduate Medicine degree is equivalent in standard to the undergraduate Medicine degree.    
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.
 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsLab ScienceOther Language
Sports and Performance MDS8  Health & Performance Science

A Level

AAAC / A*AA / AAA +B AS Level

C at GCSE Level C at GCSE level   
SMS2 Sport & Exercise Management

A Level

AAA / ABBB / AAB +C AS Level

C at GCSE Level C at GCSE Level   
 CodeDescription2020 Entry RequirementsMathsLab ScienceOther Language
Veterinary Medicine VTS1  Veterinary Medicine

A Level

A*A*A / A*AAB / AAA +A AS Level

C at GCSE Level Chemistry C at A Level  
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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