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
Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements

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

Application Procedure
Applicants must apply via CAO no later than 1 February.

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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 2019, 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: 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+UCD Veterinary Medicine is the only centre for veterinary medical education in Ireland. It enjoys a long and proud tradition, and the school has achieved an international reputation. It provides excellent facilities for the care of animals and offers...

Subjects Taught The course structure is:
First & Second Year
• Normal Animal Structure & Function
• Animal Husbandry & Welfare
• Animal Handling & Animal Experience
• Professionalism

Third & Fourth Year
• Pathobiological Sciences
• Medicine
• Surgery
• Therapeutics
• Herd Health
• Epidemiology
• Veterinary Public Health

Fifth Year
• Clinical rotations in the UCD Veterinary Hospital
• Elective Studies
• Clinical Experience
Assessment Method A combination of end of semester written, practical and competency examinations, along with continuous assessment during term, 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 Ms Trish Scaife,
UCD Veterinary Medicine School/ Programme Office,
Room 202, Veterinary Sciences Centre, Belfield, Dublin 4
Tel: +353 1 716 6100
International Students 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)