University College Dublin

World University Rankings 2024
Impact Rankings 2023
Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland

More about University College Dublin

University College Dublin (UCD) is one of Ireland's oldest universities, with a history dating back to 1854. It was originally founded as the Catholic University of Ireland by Cardinal John Henry Newman and was later re-established as University College Dublin in 1880.

UCD offers a wide array of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. At the undergraduate level, the university provides bachelor's degree programmes in agriculture, business, engineering, law, health and medicine, radiography, science and veterinary science among others.

For postgraduate students UCD offers a range of master's and doctoral programmes in arts and humanities, business, engineering and architecture, health and agricultural sciences, science, social sciences and law.

As a research-intensive university, UCD is involved in research in areas such as life sciences, engineering, technology, agriculture, sustainability, social sciences, and humanities.

The university offers a wide range of extracurricular activities, clubs, and societies, providing students with opportunities to engage in cultural, sporting, and social events.

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Key statistics

  • 23,405
    Number of FTE Students
  • 27%
    Proportion of ISR Publication
  • 25%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 20.7
    No. of students per staff
Based on data collected for the (1) 2024 World University Rankings


Find a course at University College Dublin

  • Law

    • Law
  • Physical sciences

    • Chemistry
    • Physics & Astronomy
    • Mathematics & Statistics
    • Geology, Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences
  • Engineering & technology

    • General Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
  • Social sciences

    • Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies)
    • Communication & Media Studies
    • Geography
    • Sociology
  • Life sciences

    • Sport Science
    • Biological Sciences
    • Veterinary Science
    • Agriculture & Forestry
  • Arts & humanities

    • Archaeology
    • Architecture
    • History, Philosophy & Theology
    • Art, Performing Arts & Design
    • Languages, Literature & Linguistics
  • Education

    • Education
  • Business & economics

    • Economics & Econometrics
    • Business & Management
    • Accounting & Finance
  • Computer science

    • Computer Science
  • Clinical, pre-clinical & health

    • Medicine & Dentistry
    • Other Health
  • Psychology

    • Psychology