UCD Architecture is at the forefront of architectural and urban design, both in Ireland and internationally.
It plays a central role in society, leading innovation and development on every scale. The Architecture course at UCD oﬀers a means to engage creatively and constructively with society. If you have a capacity and passion for creativity, for making things through technological invention or artistic experimentation, and you’re excited by the idea of designing buildings, urban environments and landscapes, then this course is for you. The design process is central to Architecture, harnessing the mind’s analytical and creative powers to produce innovative solutions to everyday and future challenges.
What you need to know
Where is the course located?
What is the length of the course?
3 Years Full-time
When can I apply?
You can apply today
When does the course start?
Opportunities to date have included: University of Sydney, Australia, Kungl Tekniska Hogskolen Stockholm, Sweden, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, National University of Singapore, Technische Universität München, Germany, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Application Closing Date
Open for an application
Number of Places
Fees and Funding
Non-EU Tuition Fees
€ 25,600 p.a.
Living Costs per year
Features and Benefits
- We are the only college in Ireland with professional accreditation/substantial equivalency from RIAI, RIBA & NAAB.
- Some architects also work in other areas such as: Planning, Heritage site management Landscape, Cultural and artistic practice, Curatorial work
- Most architectural graduates go into architectural practice or on to further academic study in architecture or related subjects.
- Your skills are transferable, which enables you to work anywhere in the world.
How to Apply
Once you are ready to start your application, please click on APPLY NOW
As part of your application, you will be required to submit:
- Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
- Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
- 2 letters of recommendation
- A copy of your passport
- Personal Statement
- Extra requests for certain courses•Leaving Certificate: Minimum grade of second-class honours, grade 1 (2.1) in ﬁrst Honours Bachelor’s degree (NFQ Level 8). The degree can be in any discipline.
Minimum entry requirements
YEAR 1 ENTRY
- Example of high school qualifications that are considered for Year 1 entry are as follows:
A-Level, IB Diploma, US Diploma, SAT, ACT, AP, ILC, HKDSE, STPM, CBSE, CISCE, ATAR, CAPE and NCEA.
- If you have a different high school qualification you may have to apply for a foundation programme.
FOUNDATION YEAR ENTRY
- Students who do not meet entry requirements for Year 1 can apply for a foundation programme at most universities. Contact our counsellors for further details and advice on a suitable course for you.
• IELTS: An average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version.
- A minimum score of 600 in the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), with Test of Written English at 475+
- A minimum score of 90 is required in the Internet based TOEFL (Ibt) with a score of at least 20 in each section.
• Pearson English Language Text: Minimum of 63 and at least 59 for each item in the Communicative Skills section.
• Temporary measure for 2020 ONLY (Response to Covid 19): For students affected by testing centre closures due to COVID-19, UCD has approved the use of the Duolingo English Test (DET) as a temporary measure for the 2020 intake. The minimum requirement will be a DET score of 110.
Special Entry Requirements
UCD Architecture oﬀers a wide range of taught Master’s, research Master’s and Doctorate programmes, including:
• Urban Design (research)
• Conservation & Heritage (research)
• Regional and Urban Planning (taught)
• Urban Design & Planning (taught)
• Irish and European Landscape & Urbanisation (research)
• History & Theory of Architecture (PhD)
• Planning, Development & Urban Design (taught)
• Landscape Architecture (taught)