A History 0f Academic Excellence
With over 160 years of tradition, UCD has been a major contributor to the making of modern Ireland; leading and shaping the development of this nation since its foundation in 1854.
UCD was formed from founder Cardinal John Henry Newman’s, ‘The Idea of a University’. This theorisation sought ‘true enlargement of mind’ and ‘a university mission to benefit the wider world’. To this day, UCD stays true to this ethos.
As a graduate student at UCD, you will be taken on a journey of intense intellectual stimulation, learning new skills and dramatically expanding your knowledge of your chosen discipline. It is a tremendously rewarding experience and one that will both enrich your life and enhance your career prospects.
UCD offers world leading academic facilities including the UCD O’Brien Centre for Science, Sutherland School of Law, Lochlann Quinn School of Business and Moore Centre for Business. The main Dublin campus occupies an extensive parkland estate of 133 hectares with leading sports facilities and a wide range of clubs and societies.