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IB & A-Level Entry Requirements - Undergraduate

 

Non-EU Undergraduate Entry Requirments

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB)
  • A-Level (+GCSE O Level)

Non-EU undergraduate applicants may present with either of the following recognised exams as consideration for entry.

Undergraduate programmes in UCD are categorised into bands of competitiveness. Please see your desired programme band below to determine your required exam result for entry.

Entry requirements listed refer to September 2019/20 intake. Last updated 30/11/18 

If you are presenting with alternative examinations, please see your individual country webpage HERE
 

A Level (+ GCSE O level)
Cambridge International

Must present with 6 recognised subjects, including at least two A2 Level subjects

General Studies is not considered.
Grades in the same subject in A2 and AS Level cannot be combined

Maximum of four A2 Level subjects will be considered

IB Diploma (IB)

6 subjects including minimum of 2 at Higher Level (HL)

Total includes bonus points

Maths Studies is not acceptable where a Maths requirement is indicated.

Physiotheraphy

Medicine

Veterinary Medicine

Economics & Finance

A*AAB

A*A*A + D at AS Level

40

Biomedical, Health & Life Science

Human Nutrition

Psychology

AAAA

A*A*A + C at AS Level

38 

Radiography

Health & Performance Science

Actuarial Science

 AAAC

A*AA

AAA + A at AS Level

 36

Business & Law

Veterinary Nursing

Commerce International

Commerce

Sport & Exercise Management

Law with Economics

Enginnering Omnibus

Architecture

Law

 ABBB

AAA

AAB + C at AS Level

 34

Food Science

Science (Omnibus)

BSc Economics

Computer Science

BA Modern Languages

Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSc)

BSc Social Science (2 subjects)

 BBBD

ABB

BBB + D at AS Level

 30

Dairy Business

AgriEnvironmental Science

Agricultural Science (Omnibus)

BBCD

ABC

BBC + D at AS Level

 28

Landscape Architecture

Forestry

Horticulture, Landscape & Sportsturf Management

City Planning & Environmental Policy

BA Humanities

BA Arts (2 subjects)

Liberal Arts & Sciences

 CCDD

CCC

CCD + D at AS Level

24 

*NB The equivalences above are indicative only

In addition, please note that the equivalences shown are the minimum required to be eligible for consideration on a competitive basis. Entry requirements are reviewed on an annual basis.

 

 

 Programme Subject Requirements International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) & A-Level (+GCSE O Level)    

 

Some programmes in UCD have specific subject requirements. 

Use this table to determine the specific programme subject requirements across the various recognised exams.  

    

Programme Subject Requirements

 

MATHS

 
 

LAB SCIENCE

 

 

IB

A-Level

IB

A-Level

Medicine

3HL / 4SL  A2 E 3HL / 4SL  A2 E

Engineering

5HL  A2 C 4HL  A2 D

Science

4HL / 6SL  A2 D 4HL / 7SL  A2 D

Computer Science

Business & Law

Commerce & Commerce International

4HL / 6SL  A2 D N/A   N/A 

Quantitative Business

5HL  A2 C N/A  N/A 

*NB The equivalences above are indicative only

Please note that the equivalences shown are the minimum required to be eligible for consideration on a competitive basis. Entry requirements are reviewed on an annual basis

If you are presenting with alternative examinations, please see your individual country webpage HERE