A-Levels

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A-Level Subject Requirements

A-LEVEL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

There are two stages in the evaluation process:

1.  The first stage requires an applicant's results to meet the Minimum Entry/Matriculation Requirements and specific subject requirements of a programme. If you are presenting subjects through a GCE/GCSE examination programme ensure that you refer to the National University of Ireland listing of which A-level/GCSE subjects are mutually exclusive for basic eligibility.

2.  The second stage requires an applicant's results to meet the Points of a programme.  The Points Requirement for each individual programme is determined by the demand for that programme as well as the standard of school leaving examination results of all applicants for that programme.  A-Level applicants compete on Points Equivalences as outlined in the tables which follow.

1. Minimum Entry/Matriculation Requirements:

Level 8

2 Subjects at GCE A-Level Grade C and 4 other subjects at GCSE Level Grade C
OC = GCSE Grade C
AC = A2 Level, Grade C
AB = A2 Level, Grade B

Applied A-Level/Vocational subjects are not accepted for matriculation or entry purposes. 

Single Sitting: A-level Grades taken over a single sitting may be combined with AS Grades from the same year or 1 year previous for scoring purposes. 

English Language Competence:  Grade C at GCSE level or equivalent English Language competence

Points Equivalences: 2020 Entry

 First 3 A-LevelsFourth A-Level (A2)Or AS-Level
A* 185 45  31 
A 156 38 26
B 131 32 22
C 106 26 18
D 84 20 14
E 63 15 11

 

Bonus Points

25 additional points will be awarded for a Grade E or better in A2 Mathematics.  This will apply to only ONE Mathematics subject of the following:  Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Pure Mathematics, and only where that subject is used as one of the subjects for scoring purposes.   NB:  Mathematics and Pure Mathematics cannot be counted separately for points purposes.

Table Key for A Level Requirements below: 

*Finished on Random

** Students must present AC in either a Laboratory Science subject, Mathematics or Applied Mathematics

***AC in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics;  if the AC is in Applied Mathematics, a D at A2 Level in Mathematics is also required

#Plus Selection Test/Interview

FR - French; GE - German; IT - Italian; IR - Irish; SP - Spanish; LA - Latin; GR - Greek                                                                                                                         

 

2020 A-Level Subject Requirements and 2019 Entry Points

 

College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

Programme English Other Language Maths Lab Science Other

2020 Points

CK101 Arts OC* OC                   300
CK102 Social Science OC OC       412
CK104 Arts-Music #
OC OC     Restricted Entry/Entrance Exam 302
CK105 Film and Screen Media OC OC       319
CK107 Geographical and Archaeological Sciences OC OC       328
CK108 Arts (International)  OC OC       401
CK109 English         OC OC       318
CK110 World Languages OC AB       410
CK111 Early Years & Childhood Studies OC OC       419
CK112 Theatre & Performative Practices #
OC OC     Restricted Entry/Entrance Exam 330

CK113 Criminology

OC OC       423
CK114 Social Science (Youth & Community Work) OC OC     Mature Entry/QQI Entry  Restricted Entry
CK115 Social Work - Mature Applicants Only OC OC     Mature Entry Only Mature Entry
CK118 Digital Humanities and Information Technology OC OC                                         336
CK120 Applied Psychology OC OC       531*
CK121 Psychology and Computing OC OC OA/AD     466
CK122 Government and Political Science OC OC       326
CK123 Anthropology OC OC       308 
CK124 Education-Gaeilge OC OC     AB in Irish  452* 
CK125 Sports Studies & Physical Education OC OC       509* 

 

College of Business and Law

Programme English Other Language Maths Lab Science Other 2020 Entry Points
CK201 Commerce OC OC OC      477
CK202 Accounting                                                                     OC OC OC     509
CK203 Business Information Systems                                        OC OC OC  

  430
CK204 Finance OC OC OC     556
CK205 Commerce International with French OC AB French OC     445
CK206 Commerce International with German OC AB FR, GE, IT, IR, SP, LA or GR OC    

418

CK207 Commerce International with Italian OC AB FR, GE, IT, IR, SP, LA or GR OC     388
CK208 Commerce International with Hispanic Studies OC AB FR, GE, IT, IR, SP, LA or GR OC     402
CK209 Commerce International with Irish OC OC OC   AB Irish 484
CK211 Commerce International with Chinese Studies OC AB FR, GE, IT, IR, SP, LA or GR OC     397
CK212 Economics (through Transformational Learning)               OC OC                                             OC (from 2020)      444
CK213 Food Marketing & Entrepreneurship OC OC (from 2021) OC      462 
CK214 International Development OC OC (from 2021) OC      346 
CK301 Law (Pathways) OC OC       498*
CK302 Law with French OC AB French       542
CK304 Law with Irish OC OC     AB Irish 540
CK307 Law and Business OC OC  OC     556

 

College of Science, Engineering and Food Science

Programme English Other Language Maths Lab Science Other 2020 Entry Points
CK401 Computer Science OC                                              OA/AD     468
CK402 Biological and Chemical Sciences                                        OC   OC AC**
  509
CK404 Environment & Earth Systems Sciences                        OC   OC AC**
  465
CK405 Genetics OC   OC AC Biology   487
CK406 Chemical Sciences OC   OC AC**
  462
CK407 Mathematical Sciences OC   AB     565
CK408 Physics and Astrophysics OC   OC AC**   531*
CK409 Industrial Physics OC   AC*** AC   432
CK411 Data Science & Analytics OC   AB     509
CK412 Agricultural Science OC   OC AC**    489* 
CK504 Nutritional Sciences OC   OC AC**
  517*
CK505 Food Science OC   OC AC**
  420
CK600 Engineering OC   AC***
OC   487
CK606 Architecture (Joint Programme with CIT) OC   OC     469
CR320 Biomedical Sciences (Joint Programme with CIT) OC   OC AC   546

 


College of Medicine and Health

Programme English Other Language Maths Lab Science Other 2020 Entry Points
CK701 Medicine # OC OC OC AC Chem and either Physics or Biology HPAT 731
CK702 Dentistry                                                              OC OC OC AC Chem and either Physics or Biology   613*
CK703 Pharmacy                                               OC OC OC AC Chem and either Physics or Biology

  589*
CK704 Occupational Therapy OC OC OC AC   555*
CK705 Speech & Language Therapy OC OC OC AC AC in Language other than English  520
CK706 Public Health Sciences OC OC OC AC**
  454
CK707 Medical and Health Sciences OC   OC AC Chem and OC in  either Physics, Biology or Agricultural Science AC in another subject 541
CK710 General Nursing OC   OC OC   454*
CK712 Children's & General Nursing (Integrated) OC   OC OC   533
CK720 Mental Health Nursing OC   OC OC   419
CK730 Intellectual Disability Nursing OC   OC OC   400
CK740 Midwifery OC   OC OC   473*
CK791 Graduate Entry Medicine #         GAMSAT 57*

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