All level 8 degree applicants (except EU occasional and non-EU applicants) must apply through the Central Applications Office. Application to the CAO will reopen in November for 2024 entry.
Find out more about applying to the CAO via this link.
QQI applicants should first check that they fulfil the requirements for the particular course they wish to apply for, as detailed via this link. It is important to note that only very specific QQI course codes qualify for entry to each individual degree programme. In particular please note the scoring scheme - outlined in the tab below.
THE FOLLOWING RULES APPLY:
- A major award must be achieved. Component certificates do not suffice.
- In some instances the University requires achievement of specific grades, and/or specified components e.g. five distinctions, including a distinction in Mathematics or Statistics.
- While the major award may be achieved over a number of sittings, for scoring purposes, results achieved in a SINGLE SITTING are counted, i.e. between 1st August – 31st July. Where this occurs, but the QQI centre offers the program over more than one year, it is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that their QQI centre applies to QQI for a major award where courses are taken over more than one year.
The best score for each applicant is calculated and the results are forwarded to the CAO in July of each year.
You can calculate your score using the free online points calculator at www.careersportal.ie/qqi which is based on the following scoring system:
Each level 5 and level 6 component is scored:
- 3.25 for a Distinction
- 2.16 for a Merit
- 1.08 for a Pass
This number is then multiplied by the individual component credit value to a maximum of 120 credits (a total of 390 points). It may be easiest to multiply the individual component credit value by 3 for Distinction, 2 for Merit, and 1 for Pass, multiplying by 13 and dividing by 12. The maximum number of QQI points is 390.
The scoring is applied by the CAO. For the most current list of linked awards and specialised components visit our website. You will also find other information in relation to QQI entry pathways. Changes made to those listed below will be implemented in the next admissions cycle, through the CAO, where possible.
Please note: some degree programmes have additional minimum entry requirements - outlined in the tab below.
The following degrees/subjects have additional minimum entry requirements or recommendations (required or recommended grade depends on the degree/subject):
MH101 BA Bachelor of Arts subjects:
Accounting (O4/H7 Mathematics²)
Business subjects (O4/H7 Mathematics²)
Computer Science (O3/H7 Mathematics²)
Economics (O4/H7 Mathematics²)
Mathematical Physics (O3/H7 Mathematics2)
Mathematical Studies (O3/H7 Mathematics²)
Mathematics (Pure) (H21)
Music Technology (O3/H7 Mathematics2)
Statistics (O3/H7 Mathematics2)
MH201 BSc Science4
MH202 BSc Biotechnology4
MH203 BSc Biological & Geographical Sciences4
MH208 BSc Biological and Biomedical Sciences4
MH209 BSc Psychology (through Science)4
MH210 BSc Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Chemistry4
MH221 BSc Sport Science and Health (NEW)4
MH222 BSc Food Science and Human Nutrition (NEW)4
MH305 BSc Product Design and Innovation³
MH306 BSc Robotics and Intelligent Devices³
MH401 BA Finance4
MH403 BA Accounting and Finance4
MH404 BMA BBS/BBA Business and Management4
MH404 INB BBS/BBA International Business4
MH404 MKT BBS/BBA Marketing4
MH404 BGC/IGC/MGC BBS/BBA Business and Global Cultures4
MH407 BBS/BBA Business and Accounting4
MH409 BBA Business and Languages4
MH411 BBS/BBA Entrepreneurship4
MH412 BSc/BBA Business with Sport Science4
MH416 BA International Economics4
MH502 LWA BCL (Law and Accounting)4
MH502 LWB BCL (Law and Business)4
MH503 BCL (Law and Languages) (NEW)
MH601 BSc Computer Science (through Arts)³
MH602 BSc Computer Science (through Science)³
¹ Indicates Leaving Certificate grade REQUIRED to register for this subject following entry
² Indicates Leaving Certificate grade RECOMMENDED to register for this subject following entry to MH101
³ Applicants to MH305/MH306/MH601/MH602 must present O3/H7 Mathematics at Leaving Certificate level or a Distinction in any QQI Level 5 Mathematics or Statistics module or a Merit in any Level 6 Mathematics or Statistics module
4 Applicants to MH201, MH202, MH203, MH209, MH210, MH221, MH222, MH401, MH403, MH404, MH407, MH409, MH411, MH412 and MH416 must present O4/H7 in Leaving Certificate Mathematics or a Distinction in any QQI Level 5 Mathematics or Statistics module or a Merit in any Level 6 Mathematics or Statistics module Applicants wishing to take Nua-Ghaeilge or Music (in the MH101 degree) must present: Leaving Certificate H4 Irish to study Nua-Ghaeilge / Leaving Certificate H5 Music to study Music. There is no equivalent QQI module for either of these two subjects.
Applicants wishing to take MH502 LWA or MH502 LWB must present: Leaving Certificate O4/H7 Mathematics or a Distinction in any QQI Level 5 Mathematics or Statistics module or a merit in any Level 6 Mathematics or Statistics module.
Applicants wishing to take Nua-Ghaeilge in MH503 must present Leaving Certificate H4.