Welcome to University College Dublin

One of Europe’s leading research-intensive universities, UCD provides a stimulating environment where undergraduate education, masters and PhD training, research, innovation and community engagement form a dynamic spectrum of activity.

Since its foundation in 1854, UCD has made a unique contribution to the creation of modern Ireland, based on successful engagement with Irish society on every level and across every sphere of activity. Today as Ireland’s most globally engaged university with over 38,000 students drawn from 144 countries, including over 5,000 students based at locations outside of Ireland, our vision is to bring the best of the world to Ireland, and the best of Ireland, including its distinct cultures, to the world. We achieve this through ensuring a global experience for all, and commitment to the global impact of our teaching, research, and innovation.

UCD has strong international visibility, impact and reputation. Ranked within the top 1% of higher education institutions world-wide, our extensive global network and alumni community creates extraordinary opportunities for global engagement and further influences our reputation as being the university of choice for international students looking to study in the EU.

As one of Ireland’s largest universities, with its great strength and diversity of disciplines, UCD embraces its role to contribute to the flourishing of society through the study of people, business, economy, culture, languages and the creative arts, as well as through research and innovation. The University’s main Dublin campus occupies an extensive parkland estate of 133 hectares and offers world-leading facilities including the UCD O’Brien Centre for Science, UCD Sutherland School of Law, UCD Lochlan Quinn School of Business, UCD Moore Centre for Business, and the UCD Student Centre amongst others. The following are some of the programmes that you might be interested in to learn more about as you consider UCD for your third and fourth level studies.

Postgraduate programmes

LLM International Human Rights
MA Journalism and International Affairs
MEngSc Chemical Engineering
MEngSc Electrical Power Networks
MEngSc Materials Science and Engineering
MEngSc Structural Engineering
MEngSc Water, Waste and Environmental Engineering
MPH International Health
MSc Agricultural Extension and Innovation
MSc Animal Science
MSc Behavioural Neuroscience
MSc Chemistry
MSc Coaching Science in Sport
MSc Criminology and Criminal Justice
MSc Digital Technology for Sustainable Agriculture
MSc Economics and Data Analytics
MSc Environmental and Climate Law
MSc Environmental Resource Management
MSc Environmental Technology
MSc Humanitarian Action
MSc Financial Mathematics
MSc Food Safety
MSc Horticulture
MSc Human Computer Interaction
MSc in Financial Data Science
MSc in International Business
MSc in Management Part Time Online
MSc in Marketing and Retail Innovation
MSc in Quantitative Finance
MSc Physics
MSc Plant Biology and Biotechnology
MSc Risk, Resilience & Sustainability
MSc Social Data Science 
MSc Space Science & Technology
MSc Subsurface Characterisation & Geomodelling
MSc Synthetic Chemistry Pharmaceutical and Fine Chemicals Industries
MSc Urban Design and Planning
MSc Wildlife Conservation & Management
MSc(Agr) Sustainable Agriculture & Rural Development
Prof Masters Physiotherapy
MEngSc Robotics and Intelligent Manufacturing
ME Mfg Eng with Data Science & AI for Competitive Manufacturing

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