Veterinary Medicine - Undergraduate Entry

University College Dublin


Course Name Veterinary Medicine - Undergraduate Entry
Course Provider University College Dublin
Course Code DN300
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 MVB (Hons)
Duration 5 years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements

Expand+Leaving Cert Subject Entry Requirements
H5 Chemistry
O6/H7 in English, Irish, Mathematics, a third language and one other recognised subject

Practical Experience Requirement
Undergraduate students applying through the CAO system will be requi...

Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+Irish Leaving Certificate

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 ...

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+What is a mature applicant?
A mature applicant is anyone who is at least 23 years of age on 1 January of the proposed year of entry and whose school-leaving qualifications are insufficient for admission. For admission in September 2020, your date of...

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 82
Link to Course Fee Web Page - Click Here
CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2020 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2020 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2020 CAO Handbook): F...

Course Content

Expand+Why is this course for me?
This programme will educate you to the best international standards in veterinary medicine and is accredited nationally by the Veterinary Council of Ireland (VCI), by the European Association of Establishments for Veterina...

Subjects Taught

Expand+What will I study?
This programme will prepare you for entry into any branch of the profession:

First & Second Year
Normal Animal Structure & Function ¬ Animal Husbandry & Welfare ¬ Animal Handling & Animal Experience ¬ Professionalism


Assessment Method A combination of end-of-trimester written, practical and competency examinations, along with in-trimester continuous assessment, is used throughout the programme.
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Career & Graduate Study Opportunities
You can work in mixed, small animal, farm animal or equine practice. You may also obtain further specialist clinical qualifications. Beyond clinical practice, veterinarians play an important role in the protecti...

Further Enquiries UCD Veterinary Medicine School/Programme Office
Room 202, Veterinary Sciences Centre, Belfield, Dublin 4
+353 1 716 6100
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2019 567 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)
2018 560 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)
2017 564 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)