Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.
As part of the selection process suitably qualified applicants will normally be invited to submit a portfolio/attend an interview. This applies to all years of entry.
Applications from mature applicants are welcomed and, where appropriate, the minimum entry requirements can be replaced by the recognition of prior learning and experience, such as knowledge and skills gained outside of formal learning situations.
Minimum year 1
BBBC including English or other literary subject*. Art recommended
Adjusted Offer Entry Requirement
BCCC including English or other literary subject*. Art recommended
You may be given
an adjusted offer of entry if you meet specific widening participation criteria
as outlined in our contextual admissions policy. For further information see
requirements and admissions policies.
CCC including English or other literary subject*. Art recommended
Irish Leaving Certificate
Pre-2017 Grading System:
B1, B3, B3, B3 at HL including English or other literary subject*. Art recommended
New Grading System:
H2, H3, H3, H3 at HL including English or other literary subject*. Art recommended
Pass HNC in related subject with Grade B in the graded unit.
BTEC (QCF) Extended Diploma Level 3
Minimum grades MMM (Merit, Merit, Merit) in a related subject.
BTEC (QCF) Diploma
Minimum grades D*D (Distinction*, Distinction) in a related subject.
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Award of Diploma with 27 points overall including three HL subjects with grades 6,5,4 including HL English or other literary subject* at 5.
Literary subjects accepted
*Modern Studies, History, Psychology, Sociology, RMPS, Theology, Media Studies, Philosophy, Politics, Sociology, Geography, Latin and Classics.
Minimum year 2
Pass HND in related subject with Grade B at SCQF Level 8 in all graded units.
English language requirements
If your first language isn't English, you'll
normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English
language requirements will apply.
This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications
in English. Check our country pages
to find out if this applies to you.
We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
Entry requirements by country
Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:
- BN Nursing/MN Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health or Learning Disability)
- BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery
We’re committed to admitting students who have the potential to succeed and benefit from our programmes of study.
Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures, and how we use the information you provide us in your application to inform the decisions we make.