Dublin City University Ollscoil Chathair Bhaile Átha Cliath (DCU) 


IAU Member


top General Information




Post Code:D09 NA55


Institution Funding



Founded as National Institute for Higher Education, Dublin in 1975. First students admitted in 1980. Became Dublin City University (DCU) through legislation enacted in June,1989. Receives financial support from the state. In 1982 the National Distance Education Centre was located at DCU and for many years offered programmes in the traditional ‘distance education’ mode of delivery. It changed to Oscail – DCU Online Education in 2004. In November 2013, DCU established the National Institute for Digital Learning (NIDL), with the Open Education Unit as part of the new Institute

Academic Year

October to May (October-January; February-May)

Admission Requirements

Irish Leaving Certificate or recognized international equivalent



Accrediting Agency

Quality and Qualifications Ireland - QQI (Dearbhú Cáilíochta agus Cáilíochtaí Éireann)

Student Body


top Officers

Head : Daire Keogh

Job title:President

Years of office:2020-

Senior Administrative Officer : Lisa Looney

Job title:Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Registrar

International Relations Officer : Laura Mahoney

Job title:Executive Director of Engagement

top Divisions

Faculty : Engineering and Computing

Fields of study:Biomedical Engineering, Business Computing, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Data Processing, Electronic Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Production Engineering

Faculty : Humanities and Social Sciences

Fields of study:Applied Linguistics, Chinese, Communication Studies, Economics, Environmental Studies, Foreign Languages Education, French, German, International Relations and Diplomacy, Japanese, Jazz and Popular Music, Journalism, Law, Media Studies, Multimedia, Music, Political Sciences, Religious Studies, Social Sciences, Spanish, Theology, Translation and Interpretation

Faculty : Science and Health

Fields of study:Actuarial Science, Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, Artificial Intelligence, Astronomy and Space Science, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Biomedicine, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Community Health, Environmental Studies, Genetics, Mathematics, Nursing, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Physical Education, Physical Therapy, Physics, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Sports

Institute : Education

Fields of study:Education, Foreign Languages Education, Music Education, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Religious Education, Science Education, Technology Education

School : Business

Fields of study:Accountancy, Air Transport, Business and Commerce, E-Business/Commerce, Finance, International Business, Marketing, Transport Management

top Degrees

Ordinary Bachelor Degree

Honours Bachelor Degree

Fields of study:Mathematics

Higher Diploma

Masters Degree

Fields of study:Computer Engineering, Data Processing, Education, Electronic Engineering, Engineering, History, Information Management, Mechanical Engineering, Music Education, Psychology, Public Relations, Software Engineering, Special Education, Theology, Translation and Interpretation

Post-graduate Diploma

Doctoral Degree

Fields of study:Chemistry, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Education, Engineering, Geography, Health Sciences, History, Law, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Nursing, Physics, Psychology


Also Undergraduate Certificate; Foundation Programme; Pre-Masters Programmes; Professional Postgraduate Diplomas. 'DCU Connected' also offer online postgraduate diploma (https://www.dcu.ie/connected)

top Student & Staff Numbers


Statistics Year:2022-2023

Full Time Total:1777


Statistics Year:2022-2023


Updated on 12-08-2020