Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities (Undergrad)


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Faculty Facts

Annual tuition fees

$17,122 $20,383

International Foundation Year Business, Economics and Finance:

  • 3 terms €1,500 €3,000

International Foundation Year Engineering and Sciences:

  • 3 terms €1,500 €3,000

International Foundation Year Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities:

  • 3 terms €1,500 €3,000


3 Years


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Study language


Delivery mode


Degree type

Foundation year

List of Programs

Progression programs:

  1. City Planning & Environmental Policy BSc
  2. Economics BSc
  3. Humanities BA (Hons)
  4. Joint Honours BA (Hons)
  5. Law BCL
  6. Social Policy & Sociology BSocSc
  7. Social Science BSc


Academic Requirements

  • Certificate of General Secondary Education: overall average 80% with 75% in specific subject requirements.
  • IB Diploma: 24 total points with minimum Standard Level 4 in specific subject requirements. (subject pass 3)
  • IB Certificate: 26 points with minimum Standard Level 4 in specific subjects requirements. (subject pass 3)
  • A Levels: CCD OR CDD + B (AS Level) unless otherwise specified in the country-specific entry requirements.


English Tests Requirements



About Faculty

Progress to a variety of degrees within the fields of social sciences, arts, or humanities through this route – including BCL Law and BSc Social Science.

Top Reasons to Study in University College Dublin

Forming global minds

UCD is Ireland’s most globally engaged
university with over 8,400 international
students from more than 136 countries.
It offers international students a home away from home, where you can study, socialise and develop new skills to prepare you for a successful career

World recognised

Degrees from UCD are accredited by the
world’s leading professional organizations in medicine, architecture, engineering and more. The UCD College of Business is Ireland’s top business school and one of only 88 schools in the world to hold triple accreditation from AACSB (US), EQUIS (Europe) and AMBA (UK).

Ranking & Accreditation of University College Dublin

  • UCD is ranked among the top 200 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2020).
  • UCD’s College of Business is one of only 86 schools in the world with triple accreditation: AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA (MBA Today, 2018)
  • University College Dublin is ranked No. 1 University in Ireland in US News Global University Rankings
  • University College Dublin is ranked No.1 in Ireland for Graduate Employability (QS Graduate Employability Rankings).

Student Accommodation at University College Dublin

  • from €6,902 to €10,745 per month

On campus accommodation

International Study Centre students have the opportunity to join the student community at Belgrove Residence Hall. Located on UCD’s main Belfield campus, you will be in easy reach of University facilities and the International Study Centre.

Off campus accommodation

Self-catered accommodation is available two miles from UCD’s main campus. Located near the thriving seaside town of Blackrock and with regular buses into Dublin, you can enjoy an independent lifestyle whilst remaining well connected to campus.

Under 18s accommodation
If your programme starts before you turn
18, it is mandatory for you to stay in a
homestay. Homestays are a great way
for you to experience Irish culture whilst
living with someone local to the area.
Your homestay will be arranged through our approved third-party provider, ensuring you have somewhere safe to stay during your time at the International Study Centre.


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