CAO - Courses and Prospectus
Courses and Prospectus

Online Course Finder

Look through all our DCU courses here.

Prospectus Flip Book

DCU CAO Alert List 2024: An Alert List is used to provide applicants and Guidance Counsellors with updates of new courses offered, changes to course entry requirements and other relevant changes to admissions related information. Please check in case there is a change to a course you have applied for.

Researching the course you are interested in is so important. Click HERE to view a short video on how to research the 'modules' (subjects) you will be studying each year of your course and if the module is exam based, continuous assessment or a combination of both!

DCU Futures

Six new courses and four new specialisms

DCU Futures is the most ambitious innovation in teaching and learning in the history of Dublin City University. All of our courses at DCU focus on getting you career ready and provide you with the skills you need to take on an ever changing world. From chemical sciences to digital business to sustainability, there is something to suit your interests and goals for your future.

What makes DCU Futures different? Find out HERE.

Learn more about the DCU Futures initiative HERE


Recorded Webinar Information Sessions


Discover Your Future at DCU: Webinar Series

Learn more about DCU courses, campuses, student experience, HEAR/DARE, Sport Scholarships, and much more.

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Your Journey to DCU

Your Journey to DCU

Going to college is a big step for everyone and it's important to explore the courses and experiences available to you at university. As such, we've put together some advice for secondary school students to help them find their course and community at DCU.


Advice for TY Students
Advice for 5th Year Students
Advice for 6th Year Students
CAO - School Visits & Campus Tours
School Visits & Campus Tours

School Visits

DCU Overview Presentation: 30 min presentation providing an overview of the courses on offer in DCU as well as HEAR, DARE and other entry pathways; the value of getting involved in Clubs and Societies; are you eligible for a Sport Scholarship; accommodation, how and when to apply; and where you can discover further information and support on all areas.

Subject Specific Presentation: Are your students interested in a talk related to a specific discipline (e.g. Business, Languages, Education, Nursing, Chemistry). Please email directly to organise.

Register your interest here


Students on Open Day
DCU Open Days

Open Days

Open Days are a great opportunity to visit and explore our campuses, engage with students and academics, ask questions and discover what makes our courses unique. Click here to find out when our next Open Day is happening.

Recordings from previous Open Days

Check out our videos about DCU courses, taster lectures, student experience and information on sports scholarships.

CAO - Student Experience
Student Experience (Podcasts and Blogs)

Student Experience

DCU students share their experience about what it's really like to study at DCU. Listen to our watch our fully subtitled podcasts. Read our student blogs:

Student Blogs

Read our student blogs with hear about first-hand insights, experience and advice about studying in DCU.

Inspirational Teaching

We know that having an inspirational teacher can make a huge difference to how you learn. Here in DCU, we wanted to share with you some short videos of DCU’s excellent teaching staff who really know how to bring their subject to life.

We asked DCU lecturers what inspires them to teach and how they motivate their students to learn. Check out the Inspirational Teaching video playlist, we think you'll like what you hear.


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Graduate Profiles / INTRA Work Placement

Graduate Profiles

For any students considering DCU on their CAO, here are a few stories from graduates, highlighting the wide variety of courses on offer at DCU.


Discover more about INTRA, DCU's work placement programme.

A group of different students of all backgrounds are all standing in front of a DCU Sign. They are all looking at and talking in front of a laptop, as thought they are working on a project together.
QQI FET (PLC) Level 5

QQI FET (PLC) Level 5

The QQI FET route is a popular entrance route into most full-time undergraduate courses in DCU.

Find out about QQI FET (PLC) Level 5 Entry Routes for 2024.

CAO - Links for Students, Parents & Guardians
Parents, Guardians and Useful Links


Check out all our useful information for parents and guardians.

Researching the course you are interested in is so important. Click HERE to view a short video on how to research the 'modules' (subjects) you will be studying each year of your course and if the module is exam based, continuous assessment or a combination of both!


Useful Links

Here you will find links to multiple areas that may be of interest to you such as: