CAO Round 2 2020: UCD offers places on 22 programmes

Posted 23 September, 2020

Students were offered places at 22 degree programmes at University College Dublin following CAO Round 2.

Of the 198 fresh offers made in Round 2 this morning, a third brought students up to their CAO first preferences.

Overall, 20 degree programmes at the University saw their points fall from CAO Round 1 offers.

Among those that saw the largest reductions were DN272 Horticulture, Landscape and Sportsturf, which dropped by 15 points to 282 points; DN452 Midwifery will fell 13 points to 476 points; and DN150 Engineering and DN430 Sport & Exercise Management shaving off 10 points each from Round 1.

Points for DN250 Agricultural Science, DN310 Veterinary Nursing, DN400 Medicine, DN420 Physiotherapy, DN425 Health & Performance Science, and DN440 Biomedical, Health and Life Sciences all dropped by a single point.

A further 10 programmes saw reductions, with the trio of DN600 Law, DN410 Radiography, and DN700 Social Sciences falling two points, and DN510 Humanities and DN453 Mental Health Nursing each dropping four points off their Round 1 points.

The remaining five degrees had their points reduced between three and eight.

  • DN720 Psychology; DN130 City Planning & Environ Policy; DN450 General Nursing; DN451 Children’s & General Nursing (Integrated); and DN660 Commerce International.

This year there are no UCD degrees open to AQA (All Qualified Applicants).

Students offered places in Round 2 have until noon on Friday 25th September to accept their offers.

CAO CodeUniversity College Dublin degreeRound 2 2020Round 1 2020Final Round 2019
DN100 Architecture  510 510 473
DN120 Landscape Architecture   407 407 353
DN130 City Planning & Environ Policy 400 407 367
DN150 Engineering   521 531 511
DN200 Science    533 533 521
DN201 Computer Science   510 510 488
DN230 Actuarial and Financial Studies 601 601 577
DN240 Sustainability 440 440 ---
DN250 Agricultural Science  455 456 420
DN252 Dairy Business   410 410 398
DN253 Agri Environmental Sciences 418 418 403
DN261 Food Science  477 477 434
DN262 Human Nutrition   531 531 493
DN271 Forestry    311 311 303
DN272 Horticulture, Landscape and Sportsturf 282 297 252
DN300 Veterinary Medicine (Undergraduate Entry)  589 589 567
DN301 Veterinary Medicine (Graduate Entry)  0 0 0
DN310 Veterinary Nursing   477 478 441
DN400 Medicine (Undergraduate Entry) 736* 737 735
DN401 Medicine (Graduate Entry) 58* 58* 59*
DN410 Radiography   532* 534 507
DN411 Radiography  (Graduate Entry) 0 0 0
DN420 Physiotherapy   577* 578 542
DN425 Health & Performance Science  509* 510 488
DN430 Sport and Exercise Management  445 455 436
DN440 Biomedical, Health and Life Sciences  589* 590 565*
DN450 General Nursing   424 429* 398
DN451 Children’s & General Nursing (Integrated)  506 509 462*
DN452 Midwifery   476 489 409
DN453 Mental Health Nursing  393 397 379
DN500 Arts 310 310 336
DN510 Humanities 336 340 348
DN511 Modern Languages 303 303 348
DN600 Law     544 546 520*
DN610 Business and Law  545 545 521
DN650 Commerce   521* 521* 498*
DN660 Commerce International   511 517 507
DN671 Economics and Finance 613 613 601
DN700 Social Sciences 419 421 388
DN710  Economics 498* 498* 476
DN720 Psychology 522* 530 517
DN750  Social Policy and Sociology 378 378 330

Nine degrees, DN400 Medicine (Undergraduate Entry) at 786*; DN401 Medicine (Graduate Entry) at 58*; DN410 Radiography at 532*; DN420 Physiotherapy at 577*; DN425 Health & Performance Science at 509*; DN440 Biomedical, Health and Life Sciences at 589*; DN650 Commerce at 521*; DN710 Economics at 498*; DN720 Psychology at 552*, are on random selection.

For the new academic year of 2020/2021, UCD increased its first year places for CAO applicants by 7%, bringing the number of places up to 4,462.

Of the 292 new places, 115 were made available through the Human Capital Initiative and 177 were specifically added to help adjust for the impact of using calculated grades arising from the COVID-19 pandemics' impact on the Leaving Certificate results.

By: David Kearns, Digital Journalist / Media Officer, UCD University Relations