Ireland / Entry requirements

We operate a devolved admissions system and all admissions decisions are made within academic Schools. Admissions staff for individual courses reserve the right to judge the relevance and acceptability of any qualification or subject.

Our admissions staff assess each application holistically and judge whether the content and demand of the qualifications presented will have sufficiently prepared the applicant to progress on to the course they are applying for. Entry requirements will vary from one course to another and compulsory subject requirements may apply. Please refer to the specific entry requirements for your chosen course.

General requirements for undergraduate courses

Students following the Irish leaving Certificate qualification will normally be made an offer based on 5 subject grades at Higher Level as an alternative to three GCE A levels. Please refer to the information below as guidance for grade comparisons to A-level entry requirements:

A*AA(152 UCAS Tariff Points) AAA(144 UCAS Tariff Points) AAB(136 UCAS Tariff Points) ABB(128 UCAS Tariff Points)
H1, H1, H1, H1, H2
UCAS Tariff Point Score = 174
H1, H1, H1, H2, H2
UCAS Tariff Point Score = 168
H1, H1, H2, H2, H3
UCAS Tariff Point Score = 156
H1, H2, H2, H3, H3
UCAS Tariff Point Score = 144

Where specific subject grade at A-level are required, we are likely to require H1 in the individual subject for an A*/A and H2 in the individual subject for a B 

A* A B
H1 H1 H2

The offer will vary depending on the subject you’re applying for.

General requirements for postgraduate/research courses

We normally require a First or Upper Second Class Honours Bachelor Degree (Grade 1/2:1, with 60% average) from a UK/Irish University normally in a related/relevant subject/discipline.