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 Dublin, Ireland

University College Dublin

University College Dublin – Ireland’s Global University

University College Dublin (UCD) is Ireland’s Global University. Ranked in the top 1% of higher education institutions worldwide, in the overall 2023 QS World University Rankings, UCD was named 181st in the world. Located in the vibrant and cosmopolitan capital city of Dublin, UCD is situated on 133 hectares of beautiful, green parkland – one of the largest urban campuses in Europe.

Established in 1854, UCD is Ireland's leader in graduate education with over 12,000 graduate students; almost a quarter of whom are graduate research students. There are 38,000 students studying at UCD – over 9,500 are international students from 152 different countries. The UCD alumni network is influential, successful, active and truly international. Many of the 300,000 UCD global alumni network, living in 184 countries, hold positions in leading organisations around the world.

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Postgraduate Study

We have a thriving graduate community that works and learns on two world-class campuses. Through our six Colleges, UCD offers Ireland’s most diverse range of graduate opportunities. Programmes are led by academic experts and offer students unparalleled choice at all levels: recognised and valued by academic institutions and employers around the world.

UCD offers Doctoral Programmes, taught and research masters, graduate diploma, certificate programmes and higher diplomas. Our taught programmes are modularised to facilitate access, continuing professional development and life-long learning.

Global Employers Seek UCD Graduates

UCD graduates are consistently employed by the world’s leading employers. The career services UCD offers our students are top class. Through the Jumpstart programme, international students begin their preparations before they arrive on campus. They have access to interview preparation, internship opportunities, and alumni connections.

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Student excellence and achievement are recognised in UCD through a wide variety of scholarships and awards. These awards are highly regarded by employers and industry and celebrate the diverse talents of our students. We offer a number of Global Excellence Scholarships to international students – they are competitively awarded based on academic merit and offered by country and/or by discipline. Students must hold an offer before they can apply for a scholarship. Full terms and conditions apply.

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Student Life

At UCD our students benefit from a unique and world-class experience, through involvement in clubs, societies and sports, volunteering opportunities, and exposure to active and independent learning strategies.

UCD students are the most engaged in Ireland with over 100 clubs and societies in which they can explore new interests and friendships. These experiences and our campus environment mean that UCD offers unparalleled experiences for students looking to study abroad. Our students enjoy woodland walks, biodiversity areas, wildflower meadows, as well as outstanding sports facilities and health and fitness centre. Some of the world-leading facilities our students benefit from include the UCD O'Brien Centre for Science, UCD Sutherland School of Law, UCD Lochlan Quinn School of Business and UCD Student Centre.

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Psychology (31) Nursing & Health (27) Business & Management (5) History & Archaeology (19) Engineering (12) Computer Science (8) Food Sciences (15) Creative Arts & Design (9) Philosophy (28) Law (22) Medicine (26) Languages, Literature & Culture (21) Architecture, Building & Planning (3) Forensic & Archaeological Sciences (16) Politics & Government (30) Geography (17) Information Services (20) Mathematics (25) Environmental Sciences (13) Biological Sciences (4) Sociology (33) Communication & Media Studies (7) Education (11) Chemistry (6) Physics (29) Veterinary Sciences (35) Finance (14) Economics (10) Agriculture (1) Social Work (32) Geology (18) Linguistics & Classics (23) Materials Science (24)

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The UCD School of Mathematics and Statistics offers coordinated undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in all aspects of Mathematics, Mathematical Physics, Computational Science, Meteorology, Statistics and Actuarial Science.

The members of the School have outstanding international records of excellence in research across the Mathematical Sciences: Algebra and Analysis, including the Mathematics underpinning communications theory, Physical Applied Mathematics (Fluid Dynamics, Meteorology, Theoretical Physics…) and Non-Physical Applied Mathematics (ICT, Biological, Financial etc.), Statistics (Biostatistics, Environmental Statistics, Epidemiology…) and Actuarial Sciences. As is clear from this list, the importance of the Mathematical Sciences continue to grow both in depth and in breadth; progress in science, in all its aspects, requires close involvement of the mathematical core; new science and new mathematics go hand in hand.

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