Ireland ( Leaving Certificate)

UCD Course Entry Requirements and Places

In order to be eligible to compete for any course, you must obtain a minimum of Grade H5 in two subjects and a minimum of Grade O6/H7 in the remaining four subjects. For all courses Irish and English are required.

Specific subjects and grades required for courses are shown below. Click on the CAO code to get course information and details of particular Leaving Certificate subjects which, while not required, are recommended.

Please also view details of the general regulations and minimum entry requirements. As the number of applicants meeting minimum entry requirements generally exceeds the number of places available, admission is competitive based on a points system. Please see also information about how to apply.

Key to Table
O   indicates minimum grade at Ordinary level at Leaving Certificate
H   indicates minimum grade at Higher level at Leaving Certificate
*   All applicants with a score greater than this were offered, but it was not possible to offer to all applicants with this score and random selection was applied.
AQA   indicates that all qualified applicants were offered a place. This course may be advertised with available places on the CAO website.
Summary Entry Requirements 2021    Information for A-level applicants
CAO CodeTitle2021 Course Entry Requirements and notesFinal Points
2020
Final Points
2019
Approx
Places
2021
DAREHEARGraduate EntryMatureProgressionQQI-FET
DN100 Architecture O6/H7 in Irish, English, another language, Mathematics and
2 other recognised subjects
Fees apply for the Master’s portion of this course
510 473 57    
DN120 Landscape Architecture O6/H7 in Irish, English, Mathematics and
3 other recognised subjects  
 407 353 27      
DN130 City Planning and Environmental Policy O6/H7 in Irish, English, Mathematics and
3 other recognised subjects
390 367 31        
DN150 Engineering H4      in Mathematics and
H6      in a Laboratory Science subject and
O6/H7 in Irish, English and
2 other recognised subjects
 520* 511 289      
DN200 Science O2/H6 in Mathematics and a Laboratory Science subject (OR Geography OR Applied Mathematics OR Computer Science) and
O6/H7 in Irish, English, and
2 other recognised subjects
For details of options available please see prospectus
 533 521 407    
DN201 Computer Science O2/H6 in Mathematics and
O6/H7 in Irish, English and
3 other recognised subjects  
 510 488 110    
DN230 Actuarial and Financial Studies H2       in Mathematics and
O6/H7 in Irish, English and
3 other recognised subjects
 601 577 47        
DN240 Sustainability O2/H6 in Mathematics and 
O6/H7 in Irish, English and 
3 other recognised subjects  
 440 N/A 50      
DN250 Agricultural Science O6/H7 in Irish, English, Mathematics, and a Laboratory Science subject and
2 other recognised subjects
For details of options available please see prospectus
 453 420 267    
DN261 Food Science O6/H7 in Irish, English, Mathematics, a Laboratory Science subject and
2 other recognised subjects
 476* 434 46    
DN262 Human Nutrition O6/H7 in Irish, English, Mathematics, a Laboratory Science subject and
2 other recognised subjects
 531 493 33      
DN300 Veterinary Medicine
(Undergraduate Entry)
H5 in Chemistry and
O6/H7 in Irish. English, another language, Mathematics, and
1 other recognised subject and 
practical experience
Restrictions apply to applicants who have previously studied Veterinary Medicine.
 589 567 82        
DN301 Veterinary Medicine
(Graduate Entry)
Based on CV, degree and GAMSAT exam – see website for details
Restrictions apply to applicants who have previously studied Veterinary Medicine.
Programme is not part of the Government “Free Tuition” scheme.
 N/A N/A 6          
DN310 Veterinary Nursing O6/H7 in a Laboratory Science subject and
O6/H7 in Irish, English, Mathematics and
2 other recognised subjects  
 466* 441 44      
DN400  Medicine
(Undergraduate Entry)  
O6/H7 in Irish, English, another language, Mathematics, a Laboratory Science subject and
1 other recognised subject
Admission to Medicine is based on Leaving Cert points and HPAT.
Restrictions apply to applicants who have previously studied Medicine.
736*  735 90        
DN401 Medicine (Graduate Entry)   Based on degree and GAMSAT exam.
Restrictions apply to applicants who have previously studied Medicine. DN401 is not part of the Government "Free Tuition" scheme.
58* 59* 77          
DN410  Radiography O6/H7 in Irish, English, another language, Mathematics, a Laboratory Science subject and
1 other recognised subject
 531* 507 99      
DN411 Radiography (Graduate Entry) see website for details of entry requirements for Radiography Graduate Entry  N/A N/A 19            
DN420  Physiotherapy O6/H7 in Irish, English, another language, Mathematics, a Laboratory Science subject and
1 other recognised subject
 568 542 56      
DN425 Health and Performance Science O6/H7 in Irish, English, Mathematics, a Laboratory Science subject and
2 other recognised subject
 507 488 40        
DN430  Sport and Exercise Management O6/H7 in Irish, English, Mathematics, a Laboratory Science subject, and
2 other recognised subjects
 433 436 40        
DN440 Biomedical, Health and
Life Sciences
O6/H7 in Irish, English, another language, Mathematics, a Laboratory Science subject and
1 other recognised subject
 589* 565* 40        
DN450  General Nursing O6/H7 in Irish, English, Mathematics, a Laboratory Science subject and
2 other recognised subjects
Restrictions apply to applicants who have previously studied a Nursing or Midwifery course.
 421 398 167      
DN451 Children’s and General Nursing  (Integrated) O6/H7 in Irish, English, Mathematics, a Laboratory Science subject and
2 other recognised subjects
 499 462* 42      
DN452  Midwifery O6/H7 in Irish, English, Mathematics, a Laboratory Science subject and
2 other recognised subjects
 473 409 21      
DN453 Mental Health Nursing O6/H7 in Irish, English, Mathematics, a Laboratory Science subject and
2 other recognised subjects
 393 379 26      
DN520 Arts O6/H7 in Irish, English, another language and
3 other recognised subjects
For details of subjects available please see prospectus
 310 336 420    
DN530 Humanities O6/H7 in Irish, English, another language and
3 other recognised subjects
For details of subjects available please see prospectus
 326 348 250        
DN541 Modern Languages O6/H7 in Irish, English, another language and
3 other recognised subjects
For details of subjects available please see prospectus
 300 348 50    
DN600 Law O6/H7 in Irish, English, another language and
3 other recognised subjects
For details of options available please see prospectus
If you enter without a minimum of H3 in French you will not be able to take Law with French Law.
543* 520* 125    
DN610 Business and Law O2/H6 in Mathematics and O6/H7 in Irish, English, another language and
2 other recognised subjects
 544 521 120      
DN650 Commerce O2/H6 in Mathematics and
O6/H7 in Irish, English, another language and
2 other recognised subjects
 521* 498* 220    
DN660 Commerce International O2/H6 in Mathematics and
O6/H7 in Irish, English, another language and
2 other recognised subjects For details of subjects available see 
prospectus

If you enter without a minimum of H4 in French you will not be able to take any French language combination.
 510* 507 102        
DN670 Economics and Finance H4      in Mathematics and
O6/H7 in Irish, English, another language and
2 other recognised subjects
 613 601 50        
DN700 Social Sciences O6/H7 in Irish, English, Mathematics and
3 other recognised subjects For details of subjects available see prospectus
 418 388 500    
DN710 Economics H5       in Mathematics and
O6/H7 in Irish, English and
3 other recognised subjects
 498* 476 45      
DN720 Psychology O6/H7 in Irish, English and Mathematics and
3 other recognised subjects
 522* 517 88      
DN750 Social Policy and Sociology O6/H7 in Irish, English and Mathematics and
3 other recognised subjects
 377* 330 100    

 

Note for applicants with Leaving Certificate pre 2017

The equivalents of the grades mentioned above in the old grading system are as follows

Higher Level Ordinary Level
2017 Previous 2017 Previous
H2 HB1 O2 OB1
H3 HB3 O3 OB3
H4 HC2 O4 OC2
H5 HD1 O5 OD1
H6 HD3 O6 OD3
H7 HE    

The table above refers to entry requirements. See information on points scoring for pre 2017 Leaving Certificate.

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