DCU Pathway Courses

Dublin City University is well-known on an international scale and is generally regarded as one of the leading universities in Ireland.
Find out more about our Pathway Programmes.

On every step of the journey

Wherever you are on the educational journey, we are here to support you along the way.

All of our courses at DCU focus on getting our students ready and providing them with the skills they need to take on an ever changing world. From chemical sciences to digital business to sustainability, there is something to suit their interests and goals for the future.

We offer degrees at Honours Bachelors and Masters levels over a full range of disciplines. International students can also undertake Pathway Foundation programmes designed to prepare them for the full-time courses at DCU. Our courses are grouped below under five major faculties:

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10 or 5 weeks
This course is a deep dive into how academic texts and lectures are constructed. Aimed at international students who want to master the specific linguistic requirements associated with academia.

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English Language Courses

Short and long-term programmes
Gain additional English language skills and progress to study in our Foundation programmes. These courses are for students who have an IELTS of 3.5 – 4 or higher.

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DCU Undergraduate & Postgraduate Course Listings

Undergraduate Programmes

DCU offers 69 undergraduate courses. Select preferred area of interest, and explore our programme options.

Postgraduate Programmes

Explore our full range of programme options for postgraduate students below