University College Dublin

University College Dublin (UCD) is a distinctively Irish university but with global impact. Ranked in the top 1% of universities world-wide, UCD is one of Europe’s leading research-intensive universities where undergraduate education, postgraduate masters and PhD training, research, innovation and community engagement form a dynamic continuum of activity.

Established by John Henry Newman whose classic work The Idea of a University is one of the most enduring texts on the value of higher education, and a source of inspiration for UCD’s current educational philosophy, UCD is Ireland’s global university – the ‘University of First-Choice’ for Irish students and the ‘University of Destination’ for the largest number of international students coming to Ireland. The university places great emphasis on the internationalisation of the Irish student experience – preparing all UCD students for future employment and life that crosses borders, boundaries and cultures. strive to give students a holistic education, instilling in them a desire to learn and create, to question and reason, to innovate and ultimately, to contribute to society at all levels, nationally and globally. The capabilities of our graduates underpin our reputation.

Undergraduate at UCD

The UCD educational environment stimulates our undergraduate students through flexible teaching and learning practices and through a curriculum that is informed by our researchers. Our aim is to give our students the learning and skills to contribute to society, whatever career path they take.

UCD Horizons is the name given to the structure for undergraduate taught degrees at UCD.  Through UCD Horizons, our students take elective modules as part of their undergraduate degrees. This is much more flexible than traditional degree structures and allows students to individualise their studies, offering students the opportunity to get involved in shaping their own degrees. The modular, credit based system is aligned to the best international standards with tutors on hand to advise students, to ensure they make the best choices and prepare themselves best for their career.  Taking modules from within their degree area enables students to delve deeper into their favourite subjects. Choosing modules from outside their degree area broadens their knowledge and gives them the opportunity to add to their skills. Ireland is a very open economy and we instill a sense of global engagement in our teaching and our lifestyle as well as in how we do business. Many of our degrees include an option to take modules in a partner university outside Ireland. So students benefit from their Irish and their international experience.

Art and Humanities

BA Humanities, BA Arts, BA Modern Arts


Actuarial and Financial Studies, Bachelor of Commerce, Business & Law, Commercial International, Diploma/Bachelor of Business Studies, Economics & Finance


Business & Law, Bachelor of Civil Law, Law dual degree – BCL/Maitrise, Law with Chinese, Law with Economics, Law with French Law, Law with History, Law with Irish, Law with Philosophy, Law with politics, Law with Social Justice

Social Sciences

Archaeology, Economics, Geography, Information & Communication Studies, Philosophy, Politics & International Relations, Psychology, Social Justice, Social Policy, Sociology, Computational Social Science, Economics Mathematics & Statistics, Landscape & Society (Archaeology, Geography & History), Philosophy, Politics & economics, Social Policy & Sociology.


Computer Science, Science: Biological Biomedical & Bio molecular Sciences, Science: Chemistry & Chemical Sciences, Science: Mathematical Physical & Geological Sciences.

Agriculture, Food & Nutrition

Agri-environmental Sciences, Agricultural Science, Agricultural Systems Technology, Animal & Crop Production, Animal Science, Animal Science – Equine, Dairy Business, Food & Agribusines Management, Food Business with Chinese Studies, Food Science, Forestry, Horticulture, Landscape, & Sportsturf Management, Human Nutrition.

Architecture, Planning & Environmental Policy

Architecture, City Planning & Environmental Policy, Landscape Architecture, Structural Engineering with Architecture


Biomedical Engineering, Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electronic Engineering or Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Structural Engineering with Architecture


Biomedical, Health & Life Sciences, Medicine, Medicine (Graduate Entry)


Physiotherapy, Physiotherapy (Graduate Entry)


Sport & Performance

Health & Performance Science, Sport & Exercise Management

Veterinary Medicine

Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Medicine (Graduate Entry), Veterinary Nursing

Graduate Programmes

UCD welcomes applications from Indonesian students to our graduate programmes. Find out about our courses, entry criteria to UCD programmes, how to apply, what the visa requirements are, fees, scholarships and who to contact for further information.

University College Dublin has a thriving graduate community of some 6,800 students who work and learn on two world-class campuses, and in numerous associated research and teaching institutions. Through our seven Colleges, UCD offers Ireland’s most diverse range of graduate opportunities. Programmes are led by academic experts and offer students unparalleled choice at all levels. UCD offers Doctoral Programmes, taught and research masters, graduate diploma and certificate programmes and higher diplomas in more than 290 areas of study. Our taught programmes are modularised to facilitate access, continuing professional development and life-long learning.