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The UCD School of Veterinary Medicine

The UCD School of Veterinary Medicine is one of the leading veterinary schools in Europe, and it has also been granted full accreditation by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the European Association of Establishments in Veterinary Education (EAEVE) and the Veterinary Council of Ireland (VCI). The School is located in a purpose-designed Veterinary Sciences Centre and Veterinary Hospital on the main UCD campus at Belfield. The UCD Veterinary Hospital offers a range of high-quality veterinary services for both farm and companion animals and this caseload provides very important opportunities for our students to complete their clinical training requirements. Its international faculty includes Board-certified specialists in a wide range of disciplines as well as veterinary scientists actively contributing to the development of advances in their subject. Our state-of-the-art facilities and position on the campus of a major research-intensive university allow us to push back the frontiers of knowledge in veterinary research, thus advancing animal health, animal welfare and human health. This research informs our educational programmes, ensuring that all of our students, whether studying to be veterinary nurses, veterinarians, veterinary specialists, or for advanced research degrees, receive a world-class education.

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ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION AND REQUIREMENTS

Please note that these are the minimum entry requirements necessary in order to be considered eligible for entry to the course. Achievement of these requirements does not guarantee entry to the course.

  • a. IB Curriculum

    Award of the diploma with a minimum total of 39 (including bonus points)

    English A5, A2 or B: 5 at Higher Level (4 at Standard Level if presenting IB through English) or equivalent English Language competence.

    Chemistry: 5 at higher level

    Maths: 4 at standard level

  • b. A Level

    4x A2 Level: A*AAB

    3x A2 Level + 1x AS Level: A*A*A + D at AS Level or A*A*B + A at AS Level

    Chemistry: A level Grade C

    Maths: GCSE Grade C or A level E

    English: GCSE Grade C or A level E

    Please note that General Studies is not accepted for admission to veterinary medicine and that grades in the same subject at A2 and AS level cannot be combined.

  • c. American Curriculum

    GPA 3.75 out of 4 AND SAT 1470 AND AP (combined) 9

    Chemistry: AP 3

    Maths: SAT 600

    English: Minimum score of a D with 4 years at High school

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE

IB curriculum: English A1, A2 or B: 5 at Higher Level (4 at Standard Level if presenting IB through English) or equivalent English Language competence.
A Level Curriculum: GCSE Grade C or A level E
American Curriculum: Minimum grade of D with 4 years at High school

WORK EXPERIENCE

Applicants must have achieved at least 2 weeks of practical experience relevant to animal handling or veterinary practice. This experience should be obtained prior to interview.

INTERVIEWS

Applicants will be required to undertake a general interview with members of the School Admissions Committee.