University College Dublin


Course Name Physiotherapy
Course Provider University College Dublin
Course Code DN420
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 BSc (Hons)
Duration 4 years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements Leaving Cert Subject Entry Requirements
O6/H7 in English, Irish, Mathematics, a third language, a laboratory science subject and one other recognised subject

Health Screening & Garda Vetting
See 'Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements' field for more information.
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+Minimum entry requirements
• To matriculate on the results of the Leaving Certificate, a student must present at least six recognised subjects selected according to course requirements (see Entry Requirements for each course) and must obtain...

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 NB 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 Graduate Entry Route

See admissions/undergraduateapplicants/ alternativeentryroutes/ graduateentrypathways/physiotherapy/#d. en.475155
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 DN420 Places: 56
Link to Course Fee Web Page - Click Here
CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Entry 2022

Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2022 at 5pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2022 at 5pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2022 CAO Hand...

Course Content

Expand+Why is this course for me?
This course leads to one of the most rewarding careers in healthcare, as a Physiotherapist. Physiotherapy is the study and application of the scientific knowledge and professional skills required for the promotion of opti...

Subjects Taught

Expand+What will I study?
This is an overview of the modules in the programme, progressing from the basic and applied sciences in first year, to clinical skills in second and third year, and preparation for professional practice in fourth year.


Comment Key facts
The full-time UCD BSc Physiotherapy degree programme is approved by CORU, the State Health and Social Care Regulator.
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Career & Graduate Study Opportunities

Graduates in Physiotherapy have found employment in different roles across the world, in:

• Hospitals and private practice
• Primary care
• Rehabilitation centres and nursing homes
• Non-gov...

Further Enquiries
UCD Physiotherapy
Instagram/Facebook/Twitter: @MyUCD
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
International Students Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2022 601
2021 601 * (Not all on this points score were offered places)
2020 578