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Why Choose Us?

Why Choose Us

We’re a young and dynamic university, with over 200 programmes to choose from and a great student experience to match, with societies and clubs for everyone.

The Course for You

We offer more than 200 programmes across our five faculties – Science and Health, DCU Institute of Education, Engineering and Computing, Humanities and Social Sciences and DCU Business School.

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Getting here

Getting here

We’re lucky to live just north of the city centre and getting here, either by public transport or under your own steam, is easy; we’re close to the M50 and M1 motorways and serviced by bus routes from all parts of the city.

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Sporting life

We have lots of sports clubs at DCU, catering not only for the more competitive sportsperson, with ambitions to represent DCU in intervarsity, national and international competitions, but also for beginners and those who want to enjoy sport as a recreational activity. All of our sports clubs are student-run and student-led, giving our students opportunities to make new friends and to develop valuable leadership skills.

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Society life

Part of the DCU student experience is about making new friends for life while developing or discovering new interests, and our societies play a huge part in this. So whatever you’re into, from Amnesty International, to Batman, to DJing, there’s bound to be a society for you.

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Student Blogs

Student Blogs

Find out what life is really like here at DCU from our team of student bloggers.

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Our INTRA internship programme provides our students with paid, relevant work experience at top national and international companies.

Full details are available at: http://dcu.ie/intra/index.shtml

Students on particular courses within the university, e.g. nursing or teaching will engage in work or school placements.

Here to help

Here to help

Choosing your university is a big decision, and throws up a whole set of questions. What will you study, what’s the campus like, and will it be a good fit for you? So whatever questions you might have, we’re here to help.

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Famous Alumni

Ardal O’Hanlon



Bryan Cullen

Fitness Coach, Leinster Rugby

Sport Science & Health

Caroline Morahan

Actress & TV Host


Deirdre Ryan


PHD on Corporate & Social Responsibility

Fionnuala Britton


Sport Science

Gervaise Slowey

CEO & Director of Communicorp

Business Studies

Jamie Heaslip

Captain Irish Rugby Team

Medical Mechanical Engineering

Joe Hogan

Founder of Openet

Computer Applications

Laura Whitmore

TV Presenter


Lorraine Twohill

Senior VP Global Marketing at Google

International Marketing & Languages

Matt Cooper



Paddy Power

Founder of Paddy Power

Business Studies

Enda Kenny


Primary Teaching

Noel Curran

Director General, RTÉ


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