Dublin City University





Dublin City University is a young university, situated on an 85 acre campus three miles north of the city centre and just a 15-minute drive from Dublin airport.

There are currently over 11,000 students at the university, studying on over 80 undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in its four faculties: Business; Engineering & Computing; Humanities & Social Sciences; Science & Health.

DCU was awarded university status in 1989 and was considered at the time to be an 'unconventional' university. It broke with the traditional mould and introduced a number of ideas, which had enormous impact on the Irish education system. DCU was the first university in Ireland to introduce work placement (INTRA) as part of its degree programmes. The aim is for students to put their academic skills into practice in the work environment.

DCU has developed its own research specialisms, creating a number of national centres of excellence that collaborate with other universities and industry internationally. These research centres have transcended traditional boundaries and have been extended to include combinations of academic disciplines such as biotechnology, electronic engineering, physics and chemistry.

Courses offered through English


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