International Graduate Programmes - University College Dublin

 
International Graduate Programmes - University College Dublin
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International Graduate Programmes - University College Dublin
Contents
Welcome to Ireland                                  2
Applying to UCD                                     4
English Language Requirements                       6
Graduate Programmes List                            7
Fees, Scholarships and Funding                     15
Developing Your Career at UCD                      18
How to apply for a Research Programme at UCD       19
UCD Graduate Community                             20
Useful Information for International Students      22

Ireland’s Global University

         No.1 for                                        No.1 for
         EDUCATION                                       STUDENTS

> UCD is ranked among the top 1%                > Over 7,000 international students,
  of Higher Education institutions                from more than 130 countries
  worldwide                                       study at UCD
> UCD offers the best                           > International students have access
  internationally accredited                      to UCD exchange programmes
  curriculum in Ireland                           – via our exchange agreements
> UCD has the widest range and                    with over 400 leading university
  choice of degrees for students                  partners around the world
> UCD offers the best teaching
  and learning structure for quality
                                                         No.1 for
  education                                              RESEARCH STAFF
> UCD offers the most flexible, fully
  modularised curriculum in Ireland             > Some 53% of UCD research staff
> The UCD O’Brien Centre for                      are international
  Science represents the largest
  investment in science in the
  history of the Irish state                             No.1 for
                                                         RESEARCH

                                                > UCD has the highest publications
                                                  volume of all Irish universities
                                                > UCD created Ireland’s first
                                                  custom-built university incubation
                                                  facility, NovaUCD, in 2003
International Graduate Programmes - University College Dublin
No.1 for                        > UCD established the first
         GLOBAL COMMUNITY                  Confucius Institute in Ireland
                                           in 2006. It has been declared
> Many of the 239,000 global               three times “Confucius Institute
  alumni network, living in 165            of the Year” and has received
  countries, hold positions in leading     funding from the Chinese and Irish
  organisations around the world.          governments to construct the
  The UCD alumni network is                first custom-designed Confucius
  influential, successful, active and      Institute building in the world
  truly international
                                                 No.1 for
         No.1 for                                SPORT
         INTERNATIONAL
         STUDENT CARE                    UCD is an outstanding university for
> First university in Europe to          sports. Most recent achievements
  open a Global Lounge – a hub for       include:
  international students to socialise    > Olympics: 8 UCD students and
  and meet students from Ireland            graduates qualified for the 2016
  and around the world                      Olympic Games
> The UCD International Student          > Soccer: UCD is the first and only
  Society won ‘University Society of        University to play in the Europa
  the Year’ in 2013                         League (2015/2016). UCD was
> The UCD International student             the only university in Western
  support system includes a network         Europe to compete in the premier
  of dedicated advisers and student         division of their country’s men’s
  peer mentors                              and women’s national league
                                            (2014/2015)
                                         > Rugby: UCD hosted the
         No.1 for
         GLOBAL                             International Women’s Sevens in
         CONNECTIONS                        both 2015 and 2016. UCD hosted
                                            the pool stages of the Women’s
> UCD is a member of several                Rugby World Cup in 2017
  international research and             > Rowing: UCD Boat Club won the
  education networks such as                Senior Eight at the 2016 Irish
  Universitas 21 (U21) and UNICA            Rowing Championships
> Global footprint: UCD has a            > Golf: UCD students took the
  presence around the world                 1st and 2nd places at the 2015
  through overseas programmes;              Student International Boyd Quaich
  UCD provides and accredits degree         Memorial Golf Tournament
  programmes in co-operation with        > Modern Pentathlon (men’s) – 2015
  partner institutions in China, such       European Championship gold
  as Peking, Renmin and Fudan; as           medalist
  well as in Singapore, Malaysia, and
  Sri Lanka. UCD has a network of
  Global Centres around the world
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University College Dublin - Ireland’s Global University

Welcome to

Ireland

Ireland has it all. From the haunting beauty of the pure,
unspoiled landscapes and the drama of the coastline, to
the urban buzz of the country’s dynamic cities mixed with
the magic of thousands of years worth of culture and
history, Ireland is a country that never fails to surprise.

Graduates with degrees from Irish Universities are highly sought
after by businesses, governments, international organisations
and academic institutions throughout the world.

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University College Dublin - Ireland’s Global University

Why Ireland?
                                                               Ireland’s education system ranks in
                                                               the top ten in the world. There are
                                                               over 1 million people currently in full
                                                               time education.
Global Peace Index:
                                                               Source: IMD Competitiveness Yearbook, 2015
“10th safest country in the world”

                                                               Ireland has been ranked the world’s
                                                               third most globalised economy in
                                                               terms of GDP according to a 2013
                                                               index published by EY
World Bank: “One of the top ten
places in the world to do business”

                                                               Thousands of overseas companies have
                                                               made Ireland their home in Europe

Ireland has the highest concentration
of ICT activity in OECD countries and
is known as the internet and games
capital of Europe. Ireland is home to:

>   9 of the top 10 global software
    companies (e.g. Microsoft, IBM)
>   9 of the top 10 US tech companies
    (e.g. Intel, Dell)
>   3 of the top 3 global security software
    companies (e.g. Symantec, McAfee)
>   3 of the top 3 global enterprise
    software companies (e.g. SAP, Oracle)
>   4 of the top 5 IT services companies
    (e.g. HP, Fujitsu, Accenture)
>   All of the top 10 “born on the internet”                   Reputation for medical technology
    companies (e.g. Google, Facebook)                          and pharma

                                                               >   9 of the world’s top 10 pharmaceutical
                                                                   companies
Reputation for agrifood                                        >   c10 billion invested in new biological
                                                                   production in Ireland in the last decade
>   Irish food and drink exports are worth                     >   Fifteen of the world’s top twenty
    over c10.8bn, and are exported to 175                          MedTech companies have operations
    different global markets, annually                             in Ireland and Ireland is the 2nd largest
>   Ireland is the largest net exporter of beef                    exporter of MedTech products in Europe
    in Europe and the 5th largest in the world                 >   50% of ventilators used in acute
>   Ireland manufactures 10% of the world’s                        hospitals worldwide are manufactured
    infant formula                                                 in Ireland
                                                               >   30 million people with diabetes use
                                                                   Irish made injectable devices

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Applying to UCD
Two types of Graduate courses are available at UCD:
Taught and Research.

Graduate Taught courses, such as Graduate Diplomas, MA, MSc
and ME, are usually taken by students who hold an undergraduate
degree. The majority of the course will involve taught modules.

Research courses, such as Master by Research or PhD, involve
students carrying their own research and academic study under the
one-to-one guidance of their academic supervisor.

In all cases, to graduate with a Master degree, you will need to
complete a dissertation or participate in a credit-bearing internship
(in which case a report might replace the submission of a thesis).

The normal requirement for entry to                   For masters by research degrees, course
a taught masters degree programme                     work and examinations may also
is a second class honours degree in a                 be specified by the College at entry;
relevant subject (please refer to your                normally these have to be satisfactorily
country page on UCD International                     completed in the first year of a masters
website for more information: www.                    degree programme.
ucd.ie/international/study-at-ucd-
                                                      To be eligible to enter one of UCD’s
global/). Applicants should check the
                                                      PhD programmes, a candidate must
individual requirements, however, since
                                                      have reached a high honours standard
some degrees may require a higher
                                                      in their primary degree. In a significant
standard for entry. For applicants who
                                                      number of cases, a masters degree may
do not have the required minimum
                                                      also be required. Specific information on
academic entry standard, a year-long
                                                      entry requirements can be found on the
qualifying course, such as a Higher or a
                                                      relevant UCD School website.
Graduate Diploma, may be available in
some cases.

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    Step-by-Step Guide to Joining UCD:

                           »» Choose your preferred course(s) using the course finder
                              facility at www.ucd.ie/graduatestudies/
                           »» Check the specific course entry requirements

1     Getting
      Started
                           »» Fill out the application form at
                              www.ucd.ie/international/apply
                           »» Press Submit; you will then receive a confirmation e-mail
                              which will include a list of required supporting documents in
                              order for your application to be processed. Please note that
                              only complete and submitted applications will be reviewed.

                           »» You can check the progress of your application and
      Checking                whether your documents have been received by logging in

2     your                    to your application account and viewing your application
      Application          »» You will receive an automated email alerting you of a
      Status                  change in the status of your application when a decision
                              has been made.

                           »» Log in to your application account, accept your
                              Offer and pay the deposit (if appropriate). The

3     Accepting               deadline to take this step will be clearly stated
      your offer              on your Offer Letter.
                           »» Your acceptance will not be recorded until you
                              pay the deposit (if required).

                           »» Apply for a Visa (if applicable)
                           »» Research accommodation options
                              (please see p.23 for further information)
4     Next
      Steps
                           »» Attend a UCD Pre-departure Session
                           »» Arrive at UCD
                           »» Participate in Orientation and Registration
                           »» Start Classes

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English Language                                      UCD Applied Language
                                                      Centre
Requirements
                                                      English for Academic
Teaching in Irish universities is                     Purposes Programmes
normally through the medium of
                                                      The UCD Applied Language Centre
English, therefore all applicants
                                                      provides a range of programmes for
are required to demonstrate a high
                                                      students whose first language is not
level of competence in the English
                                                      English and who wish to improve their
language. Non native English
                                                      English before commencing a graduate
speakers* must provide evidence of
                                                      programme at UCD. Applications are
equivalent competency in the English
                                                      welcome from students who require
language through a recognised test,
                                                      an intensive period of English language
as outlined below.
                                                      preparation to meet university entry
*Please note that you will need such a test if you    requirements, or who have already
need a Visa (see p.24).
                                                      met the conditions of entry but wish to
UCD normally requires an                              improve their proficiency.
average score of IELTS 6.5 over all                   Note: It is the responsibility of the applicant to
components and a minimum of 6.0 in                    check whether or not these programmes are
                                                      deemed acceptable.
each band on the Academic Version.
A list of recognised English language                 For more information please see
examinations and our normal                           http://alcexams.ucd.ie/presessional/
requirements for these examinations

                                                                                                           *
is available on
                                                          >   Your English language certificate must
http://www.ucd.ie/international/                              be no more than two years old at the
                                                              beginning of your degree course.
study-at-ucd-global/
ucdenglishlanguagerequirements/                           >   Other evidence of proficiency in English
                                                              may be accepted. For further advice
                                                              please contact UCD International
Note: Some UCD Graduate                                       Admissions: internationaladmissions@
programmes require a higher                                   ucd.ie to check if we will accept it.
                                                              When enquiring, please inform us of the
standard of English language                                  following: the name, level and date of
                                                              the qualification, the country in which it
proficiency, please check the                                 was taken, and the scores you obtained.
individual requirements for further                           If possible, please send a scanned copy
                                                              of the certificate and transcripts (if
information.                                                  available) showing as much as possible
                                                              of the information above.

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International
Graduate
Programmes
List

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Explore a World of Expertise
University College Dublin offers                      The list of programmes on the following
Ireland’s widest range of graduate                    pages is divided into categories and
programmes which are recognised                       sub-categories, to help you to explore
and valued by academic institutions                   the programmes available in your area
and employers throughout the world.                   of interest and to perhaps to discover
The following pages list a selection                  a related programme, that will suit
of taught graduate programmes that                    your existing area of study and your
we have found to be of particular                     career ambitions. Certain programmes
relevance to international students. To               appear in more than one sub-category
see the complete list of UCD graduate                 on the listing and some are offered
taught and research programmes,                       with multiple award types (e.g. MA and
please see www.ucd.ie/graduatestudies                 MSc).

Key to Award Types and Acronyms
Used in the Graduate Programme Listing

AWARD TYPE                                                                 ACRONYM USED

Masters of Arts                                                            MA
Master of Science                                                          MSc
Master of Social Science                                                   MSocSc
Master of Fine Arts                                                        MFA
Master in Musicology                                                       MMus
Master of Architecture                                                     MArch
Master of Architectural Science                                            MArchSc
Master of Landscape Architecture                                           MLArch
Master of Regional & Urban Planning                                        MRUP
Master of Engineering Science                                              ME
Master of Engineering Science                                              MEngSc
Master of Business Administration                                          MBA
Master of Library and Information Studies                                  MLIS
Master of Science (Agriculture)                                            MSc(Agr)
Master of Public Health                                                    MPH
Master of Economic Science                                                 MEconSc
Master of Psychological Science                                            MPsychSc
Master of Laws                                                             LLM
Higher Diploma                                                             H Dip
Professional Diploma                                                       Prof Dip
Postgraduate Certificate                                                   Grad Cert

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Full Time         Online               Award type   Duration   Course code   Course type
Arts
Culture, Ethnicity and Identity
American Studies                                     MA        1 YEAR       Z043
Cultural Policy & Arts Management                    MA        1 YEAR       Z041
Cultural Sociology                                 MSocSc      1 YEAR       W297
European Regional & Minority Cultures                MA        1 YEAR       Z185
Irish Studies                                        MA        1 YEAR       Z195
Gender Sexuality & Culture                           MA        1 YEAR       Z162
Global Migration & Cultural Differences            MSocSc      1 YEAR       W282
Nationalism & Ethnic Conflict                       MSc        1 YEAR       W184
Nationalism & Ethnic Conflict                        MA        1 YEAR       W239
History and Archaeology
Archaeology                                          MA        1 YEAR       Z040
Archives & Records Management                        MA        1 YEAR       Z020
Art History                                          MA        1 YEAR       Z333
Classics                                             MA        1 YEAR       Z044
European History (UNICA)                             MA        2 YEARS      Z222
History                                              MA        1 YEAR       Z097
Medieval Studies                                     MA        1 YEAR       Z182
History of Welfare and Medicine in Society           MA        1 YEAR       Z240
Languages and Linguistics
Applied Linguistics                                  MA        1 YEAR       Z227
Linguistics                                          MA        1 YEAR       Z028
Modern Languages                                     MA        1 YEAR       Z202
sa Nua-Ghaeilge                                      MA        1 YEAR       Z029
Languages, Culture and Linguistics                   MA        1 YEAR       Z030
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages      MA        1 YEAR       Z155
Literature, Drama and Film
American Literature                                  MA        1 YEAR       Z010
Anglo-Irish Literature & Drama                       MA        1 YEAR       Z011
English, Drama and Film                              MA        1 YEAR       Z012
Creative Writing                                    MFA        1 YEAR       Z197
Theatre Practice                                     MA        1 YEAR       Z243
Drama & Performance Studies                          MA        1 YEAR       Z014
Film Studies                                         MA        1 YEAR       Z032
Medieval English Literature & Culture                MA        1 YEAR       Z223
Modern and Contemporary Literature                   MA        1 YEAR       Z341
Music
Musicology                                         MMus        1 YEAR       Z045
Architecture, Planning and Urban Studies
Architecture                                       MArch       2 YEARS      T273
Conservation & Heritage                           MArchSc      1 YEAR       T280
Landscape Architecture                             MLArch      2 YEARS      X051
Landscape Studies                                 MArchSc      1 YEAR       T296
Full Time         Online                  Award type   Duration   Course code   Course type
Regional & Urban Planning                            MRUP        2 YEARS      W032
Structural Engineering                               MEngSc      1 YEAR       T279
Sustainable Building Design & Performance           MArchSc      1 YEAR       T281
Urban Design                                        MArchSc      1 YEAR       T282
Business, Finance and Economics
Business and Management
Accounting                                            MAcc       1 YEAR       B008
Aviation Finance                                      MSc        1 YEAR       B531
Biotechnology & Business                              MSc        1 YEAR       X447
Business Administration                               MBA        1 YEAR       B009
Business Analytics                                    MSc        1 YEAR       B154
Cultural Policy & Arts Management                      MA        1 YEAR       Z041
Digital Innovation                                    MSc        1 YEAR       B551
Digital Marketing                                     MSc        1 YEAR       B424
Engineering Management                               MEngSc      1 YEAR       T288
Food Business Strategy                                MSc        1 YEAR       D042
Human Resource Management                             MSc        1 YEAR       B265
International Business                                MSc        1 YEAR       B263
International Management                              MSc        1 YEAR       B033
Management                                            MSc        1 YEAR       B429
Management Consultancy                                MSc        1 YEAR       B261
Marketing                                             MSc        1 YEAR       B259
Marketing Practice                                    MSc        1 YEAR       B025
Project Management                                    MSc        1 YEAR       B257
Sport & Exercise Management (Exercise Management)     MSc        1 YEAR       X510
Sport & Exercise Management (Sport Management)        MSc        1 YEAR       X508
Strategic Management & Planning                       MSc        1 YEAR       B255
Supply Chain Management                               MSc        1 YEAR       B253
Data Analytics                                        MSc        3 YEARS      F084
Finance, Economics and Accounting
Actuarial Science                                     MSc        1 YEAR       F034
Applied Economics                                     MSc        1 YEAR       W369
Behavioural Economics                                 MSc        1 YEAR       W376
Energy & Environmental Finance                        MSc        1 YEAR       B386
Finance                                               MSc        1 YEAR       B269
Quantitative Economics                                MSc        1 YEAR       W352
Quantitative Finance                                  MSc        1 YEAR       B158
Strategic Management Accounting                       MSc        1 YEAR       B410
Biotechnology, Biomedical Sciences and Biology
Biomedical Engineering                                 ME        2 YEARS      T160
Biopharmaceutical Engineering                        MEngSc      1 YEAR       T070
Biotechnology                                         MSc        1 YEAR       X439
Biotechnology & Business                              MSc        1 YEAR       X447
Biotherapeutics                                       MSc        1 YEAR       F102
Full Time         Online                Award type   Duration   Course code   Course type
Biotherapeutics and Business                        MSc        1 YEAR       F103
Biological and Biomolecular Science                 MSc        1 YEAR       F104
NanoBio Science                                     MSc        1 YEAR       T149
Plant Biology & Biotechnology                       MSc        1 YEAR       F080
Physics                                             MSc        1 YEAR       F012
Toxicology & Regulatory Affairs                     MSc        1 YEAR       F130
Computer Science and Information Technology
Cognitive Science                                    MA        1 YEAR       W053
Cognitive Science                                   MSc        1 YEAR       T023
Computer Science (Negotiated Learning)              MSc        1 YEAR       T150
Computer Science (Conversion)                       MSc        1 YEAR       T195
Data & Computational Science                        MSc        1 YEAR       T306
Digital Curation                                    MSc        1 YEAR       W333
Digital Investigation Forensic Computing            MSc        1 YEAR       F020
Forensic Computing and Cybercrime Investigation     MSc        1 YEAR       T146
Electronic and Computer Engineering                MEngSc      1 YEAR       T257
Electronic and Computer Engineering                  ME        2 YEARS      T163
Information Systems                                 MSc        1 YEAR       W267
Library & Information Studies                       MLIS       1 YEAR       W006
Data Analytics                                      MSc        3 YEARS      F084
Engineering and Technology
Biomedical Engineering                               ME        2 YEARS      T160
Biopharmaceutical Engineering                      MEngSc      1 YEAR       T070
Biosystems & Food Engineering                        ME        2 YEARS      T299
Chemical Engineering                               MEngSc      1 YEAR       T218
Civil Structural & Environmental Engineering         ME        2 YEARS      T298
Electrical Energy Engineering                        ME        2 YEARS      T274
Electronic and Computer Engineering                MEngSc      1 YEAR       T257
Electronic and Computer Engineering                  ME        2 YEARS      T163
Energy Systems                                       ME        2 YEARS      T164
Engineering Management                             MEngSc      1 YEAR       T288
Engineering with Business                            ME        2 YEARS      T166
Environmental Technology                            MSc        1 YEAR       X565
Food Engineering                                   MEngSc      1 YEAR       X082
Materials Science & Engineering                      ME        2 YEARS      T275
Materials Science and Engineering                  MEngSc      1 YEAR       T286
Mechanical Engineering                               ME        2 YEARS      T165
Structural Engineering                             MEngSc      1 YEAR       T279
Water Waste & Environmental Engineering            MEngSc      1 YEAR       T277
Energy
Electrical Energy Engineering                        ME        2 YEARS      T274
Energy & Environmental Finance                      MSc        1 YEAR       B386
Energy Systems                                       ME        2 YEARS      T164
Petroleum Geoscience                                MSc        1 YEAR       F056
Full Time            Online              Award type    Duration   Course code   Course type
Sustainable Energy & Green Technologies             MSc          1 YEAR      X413
Environment
Civil Structural & Environmental Engineering         ME         2 YEARS      T298
Environmental Science                               MSc          1 YEAR      X062
Energy & Environmental Finance                      MSc          1 YEAR      B386
Environmental Policy                                MSc          1 YEAR      W269
Environmental Resource Management                 MSc(Agr)       1 YEAR      X089
Environmental Technology                            MSc          1 YEAR      X565
Global Change: Ecosystem Science & Policy           MSc        16 MONTHS     F038
Rural Environmental Conservation and Management   MSc(Agr)       1 YEAR      D054
Sustainable Agriculture & Rural Development       MSc(Agr)       1 YEAR      X376
Sustainable Energy & Green Technologies             MSc          1 YEAR      X413
Urban Environment                                   MSc          1 YEAR      W341
Water Waste & Environmental Engineering            MEngSc        1 YEAR      T277
Wildlife & Conservation Management                  MSc          1 YEAR      D027
World Heritage Management & Conservation            MSc          1 YEAR      F098
Food
Biosystems & Food Engineering                        ME         2 YEARS      T299
Food Business Strategy                              MSc          1 YEAR      D042
Food Engineering                                   MEngSc        1 YEAR      X082
Food Nutrition and Health                           MSc          1 YEAR      X436
Food Safety & Risk Analysis                         MSc          1 YEAR      X585
Sustainable Agriculture & Rural Development       MSc(Agr)       1 YEAR      X376
Health and Medicine
Advanced Physiotherapy Studies                      MSc          1 YEAR      X371
Coaching & Exercise Science                         MSc          1 YEAR      X608
Computed Tomography                                 MSc        16 MONTHS     X075
Connected Health                                    MSc          1 YEAR      X655
Emergency Medical Sciences (Immediate Care)         MSc         2 YEARS      X425
Food Nutrition and Health                           MSc          1 YEAR      X436
Food Safety & Risk Analysis                         MSc          1 YEAR      X585
International Health                                MPH          1 YEAR      X498
Magnetic Resonance Imaging                          MSc        16 MONTHS     X076
Mammography                                         MSc         2 YEARS      X136
Professional Masters Physiotherapy (Pre-Reg)        MSc         2 YEARS      X784
Public Health                                       MPH          1 YEAR      X065
Public Health (Nutrition)                           MPH          1 YEAR      X299
Ultrasound                                          MSc        18 MONTHS     X545
Veterinary Medicine & Animal Science
Agricultural Extension and Innovation             MSc(Agr)       1 YEAR      D049
Dairy Herd Health                                 GradCert     15 MONTHS     X389
Small Animal Medicine                             GradCert       1 YEAR      D045
Equine Sports Medicine                            GradCert       1 YEAR      X578
Full Time           Online          Award type    Duration   Course code   Course type
Social Sciences and Humanities
Development and Humanitarian Action
International Development                        MA          1 YEAR      W301
International Development                       MSc          1 YEAR      W303
Development Practice                            MSc         2 YEARS      W212
Humanitarian Action                             MSc        16 MONTHS     X438
Sustainable Agriculture & Rural Development   MSc(Agr)       1 YEAR      X376
Education
Children & Youth Studies                        MSc          1 YEAR      W242
Education                                        MA          1 YEAR      W027
Educational Psychology                           MA         2 YEARS      W094
TESOL                                            MA          1 YEAR      Z155
Geography
Geography                                        MA          1 YEAR      W051
Geographies of the Global South                 MSc          1 YEAR      W338
Human Rights and Social Justice
Human Rights                                    MSc          1 YEAR      W035
Women Gender & Society                           MA          1 YEAR      W249
Equality Studies                                MSc          1 YEAR      W105
Gender Sexuality & Culture                       MA          1 YEAR      Z162
International Relations and Conflict
Crime Violence & Conflict                      MSocSc        1 YEAR      W295
European Regional & Minority Cultures            MA          1 YEAR      Z185
Geopolitics & the Global Economy                 MA          1 YEAR      W262
Global Migration & Cultural Differences        MSocSc        1 YEAR      W282
International Political Economy                  MA          1 YEAR      W290
International Political Economy                 MSc          1 YEAR      W293
International Relations                          MA          1 YEAR      W235
International Relations                         MSc          1 YEAR      W036
Media & International Conflict                   MA          1 YEAR      Z137
Nationalism & Ethnic Conflict                    MA          1 YEAR      W239
Nationalism & Ethnic Conflict                   MSc          1 YEAR      W184
Philosophy
Cognitive Science                               MSc          1 YEAR      T023
Cognitive Science                                MA          1 YEAR      W053
Consciousness & Embodiment                       MA          1 YEAR      W309
Philosophy                                       MA          1 YEAR      W021
Philosophy & Literature                          MA          1 YEAR      W179
Philosophy & Public Affairs                      MA          1 YEAR      W182
Politics and Public Policy
American Politics & Foreign Policy               MA          1 YEAR      Z234
European Politics & Policy                      MSc          1 YEAR      W344
European Politics & Policy                       MA          1 YEAR      W346
European Public Affairs & Law                 MEconSc        1 YEAR      W216
Political Theory                                 MA          1 YEAR      W277
Full Time       Online              Award type    Duration   Course code   Course type
Politics                                            MA          1 YEAR      W023
Politics                                           MSc          1 YEAR      W233
Public Policy                                      MPP          1 YEAR      W279
Psychology
Cognitive Science                                  MSc          1 YEAR      T023
Cognitive Science                                   MA          1 YEAR      W053
Educational Psychology                              MA         2 YEARS      W094
Psychological Science                            MPsychSc       1 YEAR      W241
Sociology, Social Work and Social Policy
Cultural Sociology                                MSocSc        1 YEAR      W297
Health Wellbeing & Society                        MSocSc        1 YEAR      W284
Social Data Analytics                              MSc          1 YEAR      W390
Social Work                                       MSocSc       2 YEARS      W174
Sociology                                         MSocSc        1 YEAR      W046
Law and Criminal Justice
Criminology & Criminal Justice                     LLM          1 YEAR      B292
Criminology & Criminal Justice                     MSc          1 YEAR      B220
Crime Violence & Conflict                         MSocSc        1 YEAR      W295
European Law & Public Affairs                      LLM          1 YEAR      B300
International Commercial Law                       LLM          1 YEAR      B453
International Human Rights                         LLM          1 YEAR      B440
International Law & Business                       MSc          1 YEAR      B438
Intellectual Property & Information Technology     LLM          1 YEAR      B296
Law                                                LLM          1 YEAR      B294
Mathematics and Statistics
Actuarial Science                                  MSc          1 YEAR      F034
Applied Mathematics & Theoretical Physics          MSc          1 YEAR      F124
Mathematics                                         MA        16 MONTHS     F081
Mathematics                                        MSc          1 YEAR      T018
Mathematical Science                               MSc          1 YEAR      T017
Statistics                                          MA        16 MONTHS     F043
Statistics                                         MSc          1 YEAR      T020
Data Analytics                                     MSc         3 YEARS      F084
Chemistry, Geology and Physics
Chemistry                                          MSc          1 YEAR      F042
Climate Change: Science & Impacts                  MSc          1 YEAR       F112
Computational Physics                              MSc          1 YEAR      F120
NanoBio Science                                    MSc          1 YEAR      T149
Nanomaterials Chemistry                            MSc          1 YEAR      F106
Nanotechnology                                     MSc          1 YEAR      F122
Petroleum Geoscience                               MSc          1 YEAR      F056
Physics                                            MSc          1 YEAR      F012
Space & Science Technology                         MSc          1 YEAR      F060
Synthetic Chemistry                                MSc          1 YEAR      F105
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Fees, Scholarships and Funding
Tuition Fees                                             Cost of Living

UCD tuition fees vary according to                       The cost of living in Dublin depends
the degree taken. They cover the cost                    on each student’s individual needs.
of study at the University, as well                      You must have sufficient funding
as charges for registration, tuition,                    in place before enrolling on your
supervision, research consumables                        course. Please use the figures below
and equipment usage, examinations,                       as a rough estimate of a monthly
and graduation.                                          student budget. The estimates below
                                                         do not include the cost of flights or
For up-to-date details of tuition fees
                                                         insurance. You should also budget for
by programme of study, including
                                                         any initial costs you will likely incur,
additional programme costs,
                                                         such as short-term accommodation
please check the UCD fees website:
                                                         and the immigration registration fee
www.ucd.ie/fees
                                                         of €300 (as of July 2017).

The estimates below do not include the cost of flights or insurance. You should also budget for any initial
costs you will likely incur (e.g. you might need to budget for short-term accommodation upon arrival in
Dublin). Also please note that all non-Irish nationals, who are not citizens of the EU/EEA or Switzerland,
must register in person with the Burgh Quay Registration Office after arrival and after completion of
registration at UCD. The Burgh Quay Registration Office will issue you with a residence permit/GNIB card.
The fee for this card is €300 (correct as July 2017) and should be included in your budgeting calculations.

   EXPENSE                                                                        MONTHLY COST

   Rent (Shared/own room)                                                                    500-930

   Electricity/Gas/Bins (Public utilities)                                                          28

   Food (including lunches)                                                                       250

   Travel (monthly Short Hop ticket)                                                               132

   Books and Materials (including photocopying and printing)                                        75

   Clothes/Medical                                                                                  45

   Mobile Phone                                                                                     20

   Social Life/Miscellaneous                                                                       130

   TOTAL                                                                            €1,180 - €1,610

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Scholarships                                          Funding
& Awards
                                                      Loans for international
Student excellence and achievement                    students
are recognised in UCD, through a
                                                      American Loans
wide variety of scholarships and
awards, which celebrate the diverse                   American citizens and permanent
talents of our students. Many of                      residents attending UCD are eligible
these awards are highly regarded by                   to receive Federal Student Aid from
employers and industry.                               the U.S. Department of Education.
                                                      UCD participates in the Direct Loan
To award outstanding achievement                      and PLUS Loan programs and also
and to attract students of the highest                recognizes aid provided for U.S.
calibre from around the world,                        Veterans by the G.I. Bill and V.A.
UCD is pleased to offer a number                      Bill. Students are also able to secure
of Global Graduate Scholarships                       private loans if necessary.
to international students. These
scholarships are competitively                        Canadian Loans
awarded based on academic merit
                                                      The Government of Canada offers
and offered by country and/or by
                                                      Canada Student Loans to full-time
discipline.
                                                      and part-time post-secondary
Please see www.ucd.ie/international/                  students who demonstrate financial
scholarships-and-funding/ for further                 need in most provinces and territories
information.                                          across Canada. UCD is approved to
                                                      administer these loans.

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Working in Ireland                             Third Level Graduate
                                               Scheme (Stay Back Option)
Students who are attending a
full-time course of at least one               This scheme allows non-EU/EEA
year’s duration are entitled to seek           students who have completed a
employment on a casual basis.                  graduate qualification from Irish
Casual employment means you                    higher education institutions to
can work for 20 hours per week                 remain in Ireland for 24 months
during term time or full-time (up              to seek employment. If you have
to 40 hours) during normal college             graduated from UCD with a Masters
holidays. Dublin offers the same               or PhD you can avail of this scheme.
opportunity to access part-time
                                               > Employers can hire graduates who
work as other capital cities
                                                 are eligible to work for up to 40
                                                 hours per week.
                                               > After 24 months, you may be
                                                 eligible for the Green Card or Work
                                                 Permit Scheme. More information
                                                 about this scheme can be found
                                                 at www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Pages/
                                                 Student Pathway

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Developing your Career

at UCD
A qualification from a university of UCD’s reputation
places graduates in a strong position when it comes
to job hunting. UCD remains a targeted university
and each year over 150 employers recruit directly on
campus, while thousands more advertise vacancies
through the UCD Career Development Centre website.
UCD helps graduate students develop the abilities,
attributes and qualities that employers want, and
will prepare them for their academic, personal and
professional future.
Find out more information at www.ucd.ie/careers and
connect to the Centre through social Media:
Twitter: @UCDCareers
Facebook: facebook.com/ucdcareers

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How to apply for a Research Programme
at UCD
Step by Step                                   UCD Strategic Research Priorities
Step 1 Identify a suitable supervisor          http://www.ucd.ie/research/
in your preferred area of study                whatweresearch/strategicpriorities/

You must research your target                  UCD Graduate Studies Course
programme and contact a potential              finder
supervisor before you begin the                www.ucd.ie/graduatestudies
application process. Here are some
                                               Step 2 Contact the potential
resources to help you to identify a
                                               supervisor via email
potential supervisor in UCD.
                                               Step 3 Investigate funding options
UCD School Webpages
www.ucd.ie/graduatestudies/                    Students are advised to first check
collegesandschools/                            with grant-awarding bodies in your
                                               own country. You should also You
UCD Research Profiles
                                               should also contact the UCD School
https://rms.ucd.ie/ufrs/w_valocal_
                                               in which you are interested to ask
ucd_search.show
                                               about current funding possibilities.

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UCD Graduate Community
UCD Student Centre and UCD Sport & Fitness
The Student Centre and the UCD Sport & Fitness complex are the home of student
life on campus. The recently completed award winning development provides our
students with the most diverse student facility of any university in Ireland.

Sporting Facilities Include:                          Student Centre Facilities Include:

> 50 metre, Olympic standard                          > A state-of-the-art 3D cinema which
  swimming pool                                         screens the latest blockbusters and
> Gym, dance and spinning studios                       classics
  (free for students)                                 > Drama theatre
> Sauna and jacuzzi                                   > Debating chamber
> Three multi-purpose sports halls                    > 600-seat auditorium
> Four squash courts                                  > Meeting rooms (for student clubs
> Handball/racquetball alley                            and societies)
> Climbing wall                                       > Seminar room
> Changing facilities for indoor and                  > Medical centre, pharmacy, barber
  outdoor sports                                        and newsagent
> High performance and squad gyms                     > Great places to eat or just chill out
> 17 natural grass pitches on                         > TV studio
  campus, including the UCD Bowl,                     > Radio pod
  home ground to both UCD RFC                         > Seminar room
  and UCD AFC                                         > Medical centre, pharmacy, barber
> Five floodlit tennis courts                           and newsagent
> Six synthetic 5-a-side pitches                      > Great places to eat or just chill out
> A sand-based hockey pitch
> A synthetic rugby pitch                             For more detail, see
> A synthetic GAA pitch                               www.ucd.ie/sport
> A synthetic 11-a-side soccer pitch                  www.ucd.ie/sportandfitness
> The National Hockey Stadium                         and www.ucd.ie/studentcentre
                                                      and check us out on
                                                      facebook.com/studentcentre

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    Student Facilities                                   Student Welfare
    & Supports                                           We have set up a comprehensive
    What’s On Campus                                     network of services to help you
                                                         overcome any issues and to fit into
    The main Belfield campus offers
                                                         life at University.
    students a wide range of services,
    including restaurants, cafés, well-                  We are always here to help.
    stocked shops, a campus bookshop,                    Professors, lecturers and tutors can
    a bike shop and a barber shop.                       assist on academic matters, and there
    Launderettes are available for the                   are dedicated and specialist student
    student residences. There is also a                  services to help you with any social,
    post office and full banking facilities              personal and emotional matters;
    on campus.                                           these include Student Advisers,
                                                         Chaplains and the Counselling
    The UCD Student Centre offers a relaxed
                                                         Service. We have lots of experience
    meeting place for students, with café
                                                         dealing with the areas of difficulty
    and bar areas, as well as an outstanding
                                                         that can affect you, and it is easy
    range of sports and student activity
                                                         (and confidential) for you to meet
    facilities. See page 10 for more details on
                                                         someone who can discuss any
    the UCD Student Centre.
                                                         problems or queries you might have.

*
    Society guests in the past few years
    have included Noam Chomsky,
    Roger Daltrey, Sir Alex Ferguson,
    Will Ferrell, Sir Christopher Lee,
    J.K. Rowling, Emile Sandé and Nobel
    Laureates Archbishop Desmond Tutu,
    Seamus Heaney and F.W. de Klerk.

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Useful Information for
International Students
Arrival and Orientation
Airport Welcome
                                                      New Student Orientation
We understand that moving to a new
                                                      To help you settle into life at UCD, we
country can be stressful. To ensure
                                                      organise a timetable of events known
that you feel right at home from
                                                      as ‘New Student Orientation’ for all
the moment you arrive in Dublin,
                                                      incoming new students. This takes
UCD provides an airport welcome at
                                                      place the week before the academic
the beginning of Orientation week.
                                                      year begins and it is a special week for
A dedicated team of UCD staff are
                                                      new students only. It is designed to
based in the arrivals hall of Terminal
                                                      help you find your way in UCD.
2, Dublin Airport to answer any
questions you may have and to help                    Annual Orientation traditions
you on your journey to UCD. Don’t                     include comedy, tapas and salsa
worry if you arrive into Terminal 1.                  dancing, debates, movie nights,
You can make you way to Terminal 2                    sports tournaments, DJ and band
very easily and find the UCD Booth.                   nights in the Student Club, scavenger
                                                      hunts and the Orientation Céilí and
                                                      Barbecue.

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Accommodation                                     Off-Campus Living

Living on Campus                                  If you are looking for information
                                                  on off-campus options, such as
UCD Residences provides
                                                  rented, private and family-based
accommodation for students in a
                                                  accommodation, please visit www.
mix of types of accommodation
                                                  ucdaccommodationpad.ie
(apartments, halls and catered
accommodation) with a range of                    If you have any queries about
prices and facilities.                            on-campus or off-campus
                                                  accommodation, please contact
Further details are available at www.
                                                  our Accommodation Booking and
ucd.ie/residences
                                                  Support Office, Merville Residences:
Several initiatives, like the ‘Res Life’          Email: residences@ucd.ie
social programme and the new gym                  Tel: +353 1 716 1031
located in Roebuck, help foster a
sense of community within the
residences. We are also developing
social spaces and currently have
games rooms in Roebuck, Belgrove
and Glenomena residences. Specially
adapted facilities are provided for
students with disabilities. Please note
that On Campus accommodation has
limited places for Graduate students
and that it is not guaranteed.

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Student Visas and Immigration                         Medical and Travel Insurance

Some but not all non-EU/EEA                           EU Nationals: Students from EU
students require an entry visa for                    Member States in possession of the
Ireland. You can check on the Irish                   European Health Insurance Card
Naturalisation and Immigration                        (EHIC) are entitled to public health
Service website (www.inis.gov.ie).                    services in Ireland. The EHIC card is
                                                      available from the health authorities
for the list of countries that are not
                                                      in your home country. For further
visa required. If your country is not on
                                                      information and information on your
the list, then you require a visa. For
                                                      entitlements to healthcare while
example – US, Canadian, Brazilian and
                                                      in Ireland, please see the European
Malaysian students do not require a
                                                      Health Insurance Card website
visa but Indian, Chinese and Russian
                                                      (www.ehic.ie).
students do.
                                                      Non-EU Nationals: Because of the
If you are applying from China, India,
                                                      regulations of the Garda National
Nigeria, Russia, United Arab Emirates
                                                      Immigration Bureau (GNIB) Non-EU
or the United Kingdom, please also
                                                      students must obtain private health
check the Irish Embassy website for
                                                      insurance. UCD does not arrange
details of further documentation
                                                      health insurance for students. You
which may be required.
                                                      can purchase insurance in your home
Note: Ireland is not a member of                      country, however you will need to
the Schengen Agreement. You will,                     ensure that it is valid in Ireland and in
therefore, still have to apply for an                 any other countries to which you plan
Irish visa even if you have a visa for a              to travel.
Schengen country.

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Useful Contacts
To obtain further information           For details on fees
on international admissions             and making tuition
procedures, contact                     fee payments, contact
UCD International, UCD Belfield,        UCD Fees, UCD Belfield,
Dublin 4, Ireland                       Dublin 4, Ireland
Tel: +353 1 716 8500                    Web: www.ucd.ie/fees
Email: internationaladmissions@ucd.ie
Web: www.ucd.ie/international

UCD North America Global Centre         UCD South Asia Global Centre
12 E 49th Street, 11th Floor,           Regus Business Center
New York, NY 10017 USA                  12th Floor, Building 8C
Tel: +1 646 690 9024 / 9025             DLF Cyber City, Gurgaon
Skype: UCDublin_NAmerica                – 122002, Haryana, India
Email: northamerica@ucd.ie              Tel: 0124-6590224 / 225
                                        Email: india@ucd.ie
UCD China Global Centre
C612A, Lufthansa Office Building,       UCD Asia Pacific Global Centre
Liangmaqiao Road, Chaoyang District,    Suite 9.07, North Block,
Beijing, PR China 100125                The Ampwalk, No.218, Jalan Ampang,
都柏林大学 | University College              50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah
Dublin                                  Persekutuan, Malaysia
UCD全球中心(中国) | 北京市朝阳区                    Tel: +60 (0) 12 2110 493 / 554
亮马桥路                                    Email: southeastasia@ucd.ie
50号燕莎中心办公楼C612A                         Email: eastasia@ucd.ie
电话:+86 010 8448 4288 / 4287
邮编:100125
Email: chinaoffice@ucd.ie

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with your enquiry or direct you to the
best person to answer your questions.

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