National University of Ireland – University College Dublin Ollscoil na hÉireann – An Colaiste Ollscoile, Baile Atha Cliath (UCD) 


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top General Information



City:Dublin 4

Post Code:D04 V1W8


Institution Funding



Founded 1854 as Catholic University of Ireland. Became College of Royal University of Ireland in 1879. Incorporated by charter as constituent College of the National University of Ireland in 1908. Acquired present status and title under the Universities Act in 1997. Six Colleges and their constituent Schools make up the academic structure of UCD. Through this structure, the University delivers excellence in teaching, scholarship and research

Academic Year

September to April (September-December; January-March; April)

Admission Requirements

Irish Leaving Certificate with matriculation, or equivalent. Students must be 17 years of age or over



Accrediting Agency

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

Student Body


top Officers

Head : Orla Feely

Job title:President

Years of office:2023-

Senior Administrative Officer : Barbara Dooley

Job title:Acting Registrar and Deputy President

International Relations Officer : Douglas Proctor

Job title:Director of Global Office

International Relations Officer : Shauna Hughes

Job title:Director, Global Relations, Partnerships and Mobility

top Divisions

Academy : Innovation

Academy : Teaching and Learning

Fields of study:Education

Centre : Applied language

Fields of study:English, English Studies, Foreigners Education

College : Agriculture, Food Science & Veterinary Science

Fields of study:Agricultural Business, Agricultural Management, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Crop Production, Dairy, Food Science, Forestry, Horticulture, Nutrition, Veterinary Science

More details:Please refer to the following link to access the URL of each UCD school

College : Arts & Humanities

Fields of study:Archaeology, Archiving, Art History, Arts and Humanities, Celtic Languages and Studies, Classical Languages, Cultural Studies, English, Film, Folklore, French, French Studies, German, Germanic Studies, History, Irish, Italian, Linguistics, Literature, Modern Languages, Music, Portuguese, Spanish, Theatre

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College : Business

Fields of study:Accountancy, Business Administration, Business and Commerce, Commercial Law, Economics, European Union Law, Finance, French, History, Human Rights, International Business, International Law, Law, Management, Marketing, Philosophy, Political Sciences

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College : Engineering & Architecture

Fields of study:Architecture, Architecture and Planning, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Food Science, Food Technology, Landscape Architecture, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Structural Architecture, Telecommunications Engineering

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College : Health Sciences & Agricultural Sciences

Fields of study:Agricultural Business, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Management, Agriculture, Art Therapy, Artificial Intelligence, Biology, Demography and Population, Diabetology, Environmental Studies, Epidemiology, Food Science, Food Technology, Forensic Medicine and Dentistry, Health Sciences, Horticulture, Medicine, Midwifery, Nursing, Occupational Health, Physical Therapy, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Psychotherapy, Public Health, Radiology, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Sports Medicine, Veterinary Science

More details:Please refer to the following link to access the URL of each UCD school

College : Science

Fields of study:Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedicine, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Environmental Studies, Geology, Mathematics, Molecular Biology, Physics, Statistics, Toxicology

More details:Please refer to the following link to access the URL of each UCD school

College : Social Sciences & Law

Fields of study:Archaeology, Communication Studies, Economics, Education, Educational Psychology, Environmental Management, European Union Law, Geography, Information Sciences, Information Technology, International Relations and Diplomacy, Law, Library Science, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Psychology, Social Policy, Social Sciences, Social Welfare, Sociology

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Institute : Claude Shannon

Fields of study:Mathematics

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Institute : Clinton

Fields of study:American Studies

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Institute : Confucius/Irish Institute for Chinese Studies

Fields of study:Chinese

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Institute : Earth

Fields of study:Earth Sciences

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Institute : Food and Health

Fields of study:Food Science, Health Sciences

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Institute : Global Irish

Fields of study:Irish

Institute : Humanities of Ireland

Institute : Micheál Ó’Cléirigh

Fields of study:Cultural Studies, History

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Institute : Sport and Health

Fields of study:Health Sciences, Sports

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Institute : Study of Social Change

Fields of study:Social Studies

More details:Geary

Institute : The Charles

Fields of study:Dermatology

More details:Charles Institute of Dermatology

Laboratory : Complex and Adaptive Systems

Fields of study:Biology, Computer Science, Mathematics, Meteorology, Nanotechnology, Statistics

Laboratory : National Virus Reference

Fields of study:Virology

Research Division : Bioresources

Fields of study:Energy Engineering, Environmental Engineering

Research Division : Electricity

Fields of study:Electrical Engineering

Research Division : Irish Social Science Data Archive

Fields of study:Social Sciences

More details:ISSDA

Research Division : Irish Virtual Research Library and Archive

More details:IVRLA

Research Division : James Joyce

Fields of study:Literature

top Degrees

Higher Certificate

Ordinary Bachelor Degree

Honours Bachelor Degree

Higher Diploma

Fields of study:Folklore, Irish

Masters Degree

Fields of study:Accountancy, Architecture, Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Design, Education, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Energy Engineering, Engineering Management, Information Sciences, Landscape Architecture, Law, Library Science, Literature, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Musicology, Optical Technology, Power Engineering, Regional Planning

Post-graduate Diploma

Fields of study:Biology, Economics, Engineering, Food Science, Food Technology

Doctoral Degree

Fields of study:Agriculture, Archaeology, Architecture, Archiving, Art History, Biology, Biomedicine, Business Administration, Celtic Languages and Studies, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Classical Languages, Computer Science, Economics, Education, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, English, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Epidemiology, Film, Food Science, Geography, Geology, Health Sciences, History, Information Sciences, International Relations and Diplomacy, Law, Library Science, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Medicine, Midwifery, Modern Languages, Music, Nursing, Philosophy, Physical Therapy, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Public Health, Social Policy, Social Work, Sociology, Software Engineering, Theatre, Veterinary Science


Also Undergraduate Certificates and Diplomas, 1-2 yrs; Professional Certificates and Diplomas (Architecture); Graduates Diplomas; MBA Programmes

Main Press

UCD Press

Updated on 18-10-2022