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Why choose UCD?

UCD is an institution globally recognised for its excellence in teaching and learning, offering a wide range of high-quality graduate programmes across our six Colleges. There are currently over 9,000 students enrolled in graduate study at UCD.

As an internationally recognised and research-driven university, UCD combines its distinctively Irish outlook with a powerful global impact, attracting talented students from around the world.



Global connections

  • UCD is an active member of many international research and education networks such as Universitas 21 (U21)
  • The university boasts a large international student, faculty and staff population
  • UCD is a research collaborator with the top 10 universities worldwide
  • UCD has a presence around the world through overseas programmes in cooperation with partner institutions in China, Singapore, Malaysia and Sri Lanka

Partnerships and collaborations


Student testimonials

Don't just take it from us. Let some of our current and former graduate students tell you about the UCD experience in their own words.

Student testimonials


Your future career

A qualification from UCD places graduates in a strong position when it comes to job seeking. For the third year in a row, UCD is ranked number one in Ireland and 78th in the world for graduate employability by QS World University Rankings.

Employability rankings


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