UCD Progression Routes

UCD Adult Education Access Courses

Applicants of mature years age who have achieved a specified Level in a UCD Access programme (Access to Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and Law or Access to Science, Engineering and Agriculture) are eligible to apply for a place in year 1 of specified linked programmes.

All EU/EFTA applicants to start stage 1, Autumn Trimester of a course apply via CAO.

 

 

Application is made to CAO and the normal closing date is 1 February  or 1 May otherwise.

Please see www.ucd.ie/maturestudents for further information

Applications open in mid-November


UCD Open Learning Certificate

Applicants who have achieved the UCD Open Learning Certificate who meet the requirements shown below are eligible to apply for a place in year 1 of the following programmes:

Code Programme Requirement
DN200  Science
  • They have completed 6 modules for credit. At least 2 of these should be Science modules which are available through Open Learning. A minimum of 15 credits may be offset against the degree programmes. 
  • They have achieved a GPA of 3.08 or greater across these modules
  • They have met the Leaving Certificate Mathematics requirement or have taken equivalent Mathematics modules offered through Open Learning.

There is a quota of 4 places between DN200 and DN201

DN201 Computer Science
  • They have completed 6 modules for credit. At least 2 of these should be Science modules which are available through Open Learning. A minimum of 15 credits may be offset against the degree programmes. 
  • They have achieved a GPA of 3.08 or greater across these modules
  • They have met the Leaving Certificate Mathematics requirement or have taken equivalent Mathematics modules offered through Open Learning.

There is a quota of 4 places between DN200 and DN201

DN520 Arts Minimum GPA of 2.6
DN530 Humanities Minimum GPA of 2.6
DN600 Law Minimum GPA of 2.6
(Applicants must be 23 or above on 1 January prior to entry, and Certificate must include at least 20 credits from Law modules)
DN700 Social Sciences Minimum GPA of 2.6
 

 

Application is made to CAO and the normal closing date is 1 February  or 1 May otherwise.

Applicants must indicate previous third level on the CAO form and specify that they are applying on this basis (and include a copy of the Certificate if already completed).

On gaining a place applicants may apply for Recognition of Prior learning for exemption from some modules on the new programme.

 

 

Applications open in mid-November


UCD Certificate in Equality Studies

Applicants who have successfully completed the UCD Certificate in Equality Studies  with a GPA of 2.6 are eligible for admission to

  • 1st Arts (DN520),
  • 1st Humanities (DN530)
 

 

Application is made to CAO and the normal closing date is 1 February  or 1 May otherwise.

 

  

Applications open in mid-November


UCD Level 7 Certificate in Women, Gender and Social Justice

Applicants who have successfully completed the level 7 University Certificate in Women, Gender and Social Justice with a GPA of 2.6 are eligible for admission to

  • 1st Arts (DN520),
  • 1st Social Sciences (DN700) or
  • 1st Social Policy and Sociology (DN750)

and, upon RPL application, will be granted exemption from up to 20 level 1 credits.

 

 

Application is made to CAO and the normal closing date is 1 February  or 1 May otherwise.

Please see www.ucd.ie/maturestudents for further information

 

Applications open in mid-November


UCD Level 7 Diploma in Women, Gender and Social Justice

Applicants who have successfully completed the level 7 University Diploma in Women, Gender and Social Justice with a GPA of 2.6 are eligible for admission to 1st Social Sciences (DN700) and, upon RPL application, may be granted exemption from up to 15 level 1 credits. 

 

 

Application is made to CAO and the normal closing date is 1 February  or 1 May otherwise.

Please see www.ucd.ie/maturestudents for further information

 

 

Applications open in mid-November


 

UCD Diploma in: Community Drugs Work or Drugs Counselling Theory and Intervention Skills

Applicants who have successfully completed a Diploma in Community Drugs Work or a Diploma in Drugs Counselling Theory and Intervention Skills may apply for progression to year 2 of the Social Policy and Sociology degree programme (DN750). A GPA of 3.08 is generally required. 

Applications are made through the link for Social Policy and Sociology here.

Closing Date
2_July

The closing date has been extended to 2 July in view of the delays on examination results in 2020 due to Covid 19.  Incomplete applications will not be considered - your application, including application fee, must be submitted by the closing date.

If your result won't be out by the closing date, you should enclose any results already available with a note saying when the final result is expected. Your result must be forwarded ASAP. As applications are assessed soon after the closing date, if you are awaiting results you will only be considered if places remain following initial offers.

If places remain in a course after assessment of applications received by the closing date, late applications may be accepted in a late window from c22 August to 1 September. If you are considering transfer before the normal closing date, don't postpone applying until this date as there may be no places available.

 

If you are considering a transfer please check the fees implications at www.ucd.ie/fees.

Some programmes will not normally consider applicants who have been unsuccessful in a similar programme - full details are on the 
restrictions page.

The above is summary information only. Full regulations are included in the Transfer Policy

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. An applicant who accepts a transfer place ceases to be a student of the previous programme (this includes acceptance via CAO).