Medicine - Undergraduate Entry

University College Dublin


Course Name Medicine - Undergraduate Entry
Course Provider University College Dublin
Course Code DN400
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Belfield
Qualification Letters MB, BCh, BAO (Hons)
Duration 6 Years*
* Applicants who accept a place in DN400 and who have previous third level credits may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning. Applicants may be granted exemption from some or all of stage 1.
Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements

Expand+Leaving Cert Subject Entry Requirements
O6/H7 in English, Irish, Mathematics, a third language, a laboratory science subject and one other recognised subjects

Minimum 480 CAO points or equivalent, which must be achieved in the same examination s...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) Link Modules

Grade Points
Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28
Leaving Certificate Applied Programme LCAP The Leaving Certificate Applied Programme is not an acceptable qualification for matriculation purposes.
QQI FET Applicants General Information Level 5/6 QQI-FET None
Mature Applicants

Expand+From 2019 applicants applying on grounds of mature years will be required to complete the UCD Access to Science and Engineering course, in order to compete. More details are available on

Access to Medicine for Mature Stud...

Alternative Entry Go to for information on alternative entry routes.
Higher Education Access Route HEAR Web Page - Click Here
Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
Recognition of Prior Learning RPL Web Page - Click Here
Number of Places Places 90
Link to Course Fee Web Page - Click Here
CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20th January 2019 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1st February 2019 at 5:15pm

You should avoid submitting an application close to a closing date. No extens...

Restricted Entry Yes
Course Content

Expand+From your first day in the dissection lab to the start of your clinical training, student life at UCD School of Medicine is a stimulating, diverse and vibrant experience. When you choose Medicine at UCD, you choose early patient contact, a world-clas...

Subjects Taught

Expand+What will I study?
First Year
Focuses on core sciences and their application to Medicine. Highlights include:
• Chemistry
• Biology
• Physics
• Genetics
• Human Ethics
• Healthcare Imaging
• Science Medicine & Society

Second Year

Modules Link Web Page - Click Here
Assessment Method Assessment methods include end-of-semester exams, practicals and continuous assessment.
Careers or Further Progression Career & Graduate Study Opportunities
Graduates of the School have achieved worldwide recognition in clinical practice, research and healthcare leadership. Upon graduation, you must complete one year as an intern to gain full registration with the Irish Medical Council. You may then pursue training towards a career in a wide variety of specialties, in a diversity of settings, including hospitals and primary care facilities, or laboratory-based diagnosis and research.

Further Enquiries UCD Health Sciences Programme Office
C134, 1st Floor Health Sciences Centre
Belfield, Dublin 4
+353 1 716 6656
International Students Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2019 736 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)
2018 734 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)
2017 734 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)