What access routes are available?
UCD offers a range of access routes to applicants which can help to gain access to university and your chosen degree:
UCD Access and Lifelong Learning (ALL)
UCD Access and Lifelong Learning (ALL) is a leader in the field of lifelong learning and in supporting mature students in their preparation for university.
Mature learners are welcome and the Centre is delighted to provide a variety of courses to prepare for undergraduate study.
- UCD Access Courses offer progression pathways to many degrees in UCD. If you have not been involved in academic study for many years, or are considering a complete change of career path, you may wish to consider one of the UCD Access Programmes which will introduce you to the area of interest and also help to prepare you for university life.
- Open Learning is a university-wide initiative which opens up a range of modules in UCD to those who wish to sample degree level modules.
UCD Access and Lifelong Learning warmly invites adult learners to register for and join in undergraduate modules, for one semester or two. Part time learning options are available in a range of modules which can be taken for audit or credit.
QQI FET Links
Students with appropriate QQI FET qualifications, including required modules, can be admitted on a competitive basis to the first year of the following degree programmes in UCD:
Please consult the UCD QQI FET web pages prior to making an application. In order to be considered applicants must present the appropriate award with a minimum of Distinction in 5 modules.
Other UCD Progression Routes
Other UCD progression routes are also available through various UCD Certificate and Diploma courses.
Where can I find out more?
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