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Radiographers are responsible for producing high-quality images to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. While (opens in a new window)Radiography is a caring profession, it’s also one that requires considerable technological and scientific expertise in both the production of images and the responsible delivery of ionising radiation.

If you are interested in Science and you want to use your knowledge to care for people then Radiography in UCD may be a perfect fit for you.

UCD has now introduced a graduate entry pathway to Radiography. The programme is 2.5 years long.

If you will hold a level 8 honours degree in any discipline with a minimum award level of 2.2 by June 2024, you are eligible to apply for the graduate entry Radiography degree.

You should apply via the (opens in a new window)Central Applications Office (CAO)* to the Level 8 course code  DN411 Radiography - Graduate Entry.

The application closing date is 5.15pm on 1 February prior to entry.

Late applications (up to 1 May) will be considered subject to availability of places following assessment of the 1 February applications.

  1. A copy of your transcript and evidence of your degree award. You may also be requested to supply a full syllabus to facilitate a decision.
  2. Evidence of having completed appropriate research activity within their primary degree. Such activity should equate to a minimum of 5 ECTS and might include:
    ·         a research methods module
    ·         a research dissertation / thesis

  3. Personal Statement (mandatory) explaining:
    ·         Your reasons for wishing to undertake a Radiography degree
    ·         How this degree will contribute to your plans for the future
    ·         Anything else relevant to your application.

  4. References (three letters of recommendation: academic, work experience and one other).
  5. Any other documents as specified in of the CAO Handbook.

Documents required for assessment purposes must be submitted to CAO within two weeks of application. Documents submitted later than this may not be available to us in time for assessment.

Exception: Transcripts for 2024 degrees only will be accepted if received by CAO no later than 4 July 2024.

Applicants will be ranked on the basis of: 

  1. Academic Ability (Honours Bachelor’s degree [NFQ Level 8] at the minimum level of 2.2). Transcript of degree and final award should be submitted;
  2. Research activity within their primary degree .
  3. Science background - a minimum of O6 (OD3) in the Leaving Certificate (or equivalent) is required.
  4. Motivation and Interest (as explained on your Personal Statement).
  5. Evidence of work experience, personal and professional development.
  6. References
  7. Shortlisted applicants may be required to attend for interview. (Applicants are strongly encouraged to visit a radiology department prior to interview.)

Further information

For more information about the programme content please see graduate entry pathway to Radiography.

If you have any queries relating to this course please do not hesitate to contact the School of Medicine.

Healthcare Screening and Police Vetting:
If you are admitted you will be required to undergo a mandatory healthcare screening process & Police vetting.

Graduate entry programmes are not part of the “Free Tuition” scheme. Please see the fees page for full information about fees for this programme. This is a level 8 undergraduate degree, so the undergraduate fees rules apply.

Please note:

If you have at any time resided, or are at present resident, outside of the EU then you must contact the UCD Fees Office well in advance of the closing date to verify your EU Fee status. Your status will determine whether you apply as outlined on this document or if you are required to apply directly to the University.
You can complete an online self-assessment on the fees website.

Terms and Conditions

All offers of a place are subject to UCD's Terms and Conditions of Offer

All students must comply with the general regulations of the university.

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