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University College Dublin

Welcome to University College Dublin, Ireland’s global university, and most popular destination for international students. UCD is home to over 34,000 students, 25% of whom hail from outside of Ireland. Ranked in the top 1% of higher education institutes worldwide and located in one of the safest and most welcoming cities in the world, UCD’s main campus offers state-of-the-art learning and living facilities, near to the bustling city centre and Ireland’s major business hubs.

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. Since its foundation, the University 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. The international standing of UCD has grown in recent years; it is currently ranked within the top 1% of higher education institutions world-wide. UCD is also Ireland's most globally engaged university with over 30,000 students drawn from 136 countries, including almost 4,000 students based at locations outside of Ireland. 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, the UCD Moore Centre for Business, and the UCD Student Centre.

UCD School of Architecture, Planning & Environmental Policy

The School of Architecture, Planning & Environmental Policy is one of six Schools that sit within the structure of the College of Engineering & Architecture. Our teaching and research activities, exchange programmes and research collaborations are global in their outlook and internationally benchmarked, making the school an ideal destination for international students

All of our programmes are professionally accredited, and our Master of Architecture has obtained international NAAB recognition. Find out more on each subject by visiting the weblinks below.

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The School offers you a wide and interdisciplinary range of programmes whether you are coming to us full-time, for a year or even a semester:

Undergraduate Degrees:

  • BSc in Architectural Science
  • BSc in Landscape Architecture
  • BSc in City Planning & Environmental Policy

Graduate Taught Degrees:

  • Master of Architecture
  • Master of Landscape Architecture
  • Master Regional & Urban Planning
  • MSc Architecture, Urbanism & Climate Action
  • MArchSc of Landscape Studies
  • MSc in Environmental Policy
  • MSc Planning, Development & Urban Design
  • MSc in Urban Design & Policy
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Admission Requirements:

The online application system for entry in September 2021 will open on October 1.

Applications can be submitted via the Common App or directly to UCD - there is no preference for one application method. Applications made to UCD are online and you can upload your documents directly to our system as well as pay the €50 (approximately USD$60) application fee online once complete.

The undergraduate entry requirements for students from the USA can be found on UCD’s website here

Please note that a portfolio is not a requirement of submission to our architecture or landscape architecture programmes.