Frequently Asked Questions
There are currently over 12,000 students enrolled in Graduate study at UCD accounting for a significant proportion of our overall student body.
A taught graduate course generally involves taking taught modules offered in the qualification of your choice, you may be asked to submit essays or projects during that time. This is then usually followed by independent research, leading to you writing a dissertation on a topic of your choice.
Students are liable to pay programme fees to the University. In addition to programme fees students must budget for their own maintenance (including accommodation).
For information on fees for Graduate programmes please visit: http://www.ucd.ie/fees
Details of accommodation available are on the UCD Residences website.
- Graduate students on taught programmes should follow these guidelines
- Graduate research students should contact your School for information on the process to postpone admission.
Applicants for graduate taught programmes should normally possess a first degree of at least a second class honours standard or the equivalent. Check specific entry requirements for each programme at the Graduate Course Search.
Applicants for graduate research programmes should normally possess a first degree of at least an upper second class honours standard or the equivalent and/or Master's degree or its equivalent.
In certain circumstances, applicants who has demonstrated other evidence of academic standing and/or relevant professional experience as satisfies the Governing Board of their suitability for admission to the degree programme. These criteria are considered non-standard admission requirements.
There are a number of links and resources regarding Fees and Funding which can be found at: Our fees and funding page
Our Careers Network offers many services to graduate students. This includes help finding internships and a range of other supports.