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  • Locations: Dublin, Ireland
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Duke applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Open to Non-Duke Students: No Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English
Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Apartment, Dormitory, Homestay Click here for a definition of this term Program Advisor: Carolyn Covalt
Minimum Class Level: Sophomore Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.0
Click here for a definition of this term Course Load: 6 modules/30 UCD credits Click here for a definition of this term Additional Program Prerequisites: None
Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: None Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Art History, Arts & Humanities, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Dance, Economics, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Engineering, English, Environmental Science and Policy, Finance, Gender Sexuality and Feminist Studies, History, Latin, Literature, Markets and Management Studies, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Music, Natural Sciences, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology and Neuroscience, Public Policy, Social Sciences, Sociology, Statistical Science
Duke Administered Program?: No
Program Description:

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Academic Program
University College Dublin (UCD) combines the excitement of living in Dublin with the convenience of studying at a suburban campus. With 20,000 students on its 300 acre site located only 3 miles from the center of Dublin, UCD offers the housing, entertainment, and recreational facilities you expect to find on a campus.


Located in the Republic's capital, UCD is the largest of the colleges which forms the National University of Ireland. Besides its favorable location and vibrant campus life, the University has other excellent features. You'll appreciate that UCD follows a semester calendar similar to that of many U.S. colleges and universities. This means you'll finish your studies in time to be home for the holidays during the fall semester and for the start of summer vacation during the spring semester.  


 At UCD, you'll be able to pursue focused study in two departments within the University's Faculty of Arts. Some of the subjects you can choose from include history, English literature, languages, politics, economics, geography, classical studies, music, philosophy, sociology and social policy, and mathematics and statistics. You'll take six courses  per semester earning 15 semester hours of credit. One restriction at UCD is that you will be expected to take all of your courses at the same level--either second or third-year.