University College Dublin

Dublin, Ireland
UCD is one of Europe's leading research-intensive universities; an environment where undergraduate education, masters and PhD training, research, innovation and community engagement form a dynamic spectrum of activity.



University College Dublin has its origins in the mid-nineteenth century under the leadership of the renowned educationalist John Henry Cardinal Newman. Since its foundation in 1854, the University has flourished and made a unique and substantial contribution to the creation of modern Ireland, based on successful engagement with Irish society on every level and across every sphere of activity.


At the heart of UCD’s research strategy is the ambition to address the challenges that will shape Ireland’s future and its role in the world. Our priority research themes include, agri-food; culture, economy and society; energy; environment; health; and ICT.

Bachelor's programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (26)
Social Sciences (23)
Medicine & Health (19)
Agriculture & Forestry (13)
Humanities (12)
Engineering & Technology (10)
Business & Management (9)
Law (9)
Arts, Design & Architecture (5)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (5)
Education & Training (4)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (3)
Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Computer Science & IT (2)


Housing services

The Roebuck Residences are modern 6 bedroom ensuite apartments, situated close to the Owenstown Park entrance and is comprised of 3 houses with 50 apartments. Merville Residence is located on the main UCD campus, close to the Owenstown Park entrance and is comprised of 150 apartments.

Student Life

Sports facilities

UCD sports clubs are at the center of student sport at the University. The Athletic Union Council (AUC) is the governing body for UCD sports clubs and all clubs are affiliated to the AUC. Clubs provide a huge range of opportunities to train, play and compete in sport, no matter what your passion, ability or level.

Clubs list:
  • Aikido
  • Cycling
  • Surf
  • Windsurfing
  • Golf

Other Degrees