Early University Entrance
Applications for semester 2 of Early University Entrance will be posted out shortly. If you would like to request an application form, please contact email@example.com. The closing date for semester 2 applications is Friday November 17th, 2023.
Brochure is available here.
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Early University Entrance
Dear Parent and Student,
The Centre for Talented Youth, Ireland is pleased to continue the Early University Entrance Programme at Dublin City University for Transition Year students of the 2023-24 academic year.
This is an exciting opportunity! Early University Entrance gives students with high academic ability the opportunity to enrol as part-time students on one of several courses based on degree programmes at DCU. Taking a portion of the first year modules, Early Entrants attend DCU for one day each week, over 13 weeks, to study degree level material alongside similarly aged students. The 10 courses are: Biology, Computer Science, Engineering, International Relations, Japanese, Law, Maths, Philosophy, Physics and Psychology.
The Early University Entrance programme has been running for several years and its evaluation composed my PhD thesis. The young students were found to have performed as well (and at times better) than the regular cohort of first year students taking the same modules. They suffered no ill-effects socially as there was a large group of similarly aged students. They learned much in terms of their chosen field of study, but also in terms of independent learning, self-organisation, the demands of learning at university level, high level writing skills and group work. You will read further in the brochure feedback from some of the original Early Entrance students.
This brochure outlines the Programme and the courses available in detail. I would encourage any student who is bright, motivated and committed to learning to apply, as it will give you a unique opportunity to sample university life, but more importantly allow you to experience a level of learning and challenge that is more suited to your academic needs. Though the programme is relatively new to Ireland, it is not a new concept. There is much evidence of the success of acceleration programmes in other countries, and therefore much by way of best practice.
I can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Catriona Ledwith
Early University Entrance Programme Organiser
Early University Entrance Course Info
Early Entrance Biology (based on modules from the
Common Entry into Science)
Early Entrance Computer Science (based on modules from BSc in Computer Science)
Early Entrance Engineering (based on modules from Common Entry into Engineering)
Early Entrance International Relations (based on
modules from the B.A. in International Relations)
Early Entrance Japanese (based on the B.A. in Applied Language and Translation Studies)
Early Entrance Law (based on modules from BCL in Law and Society)
Early Entrance Philosophy (based on modules from
the Bachelor of Arts (Joint Honours))
Early Entrance Physics (based on modules from the
B.Sc. in Applied Physics)
Early Entrance Psychology (based on modules from
the B.Sc. in Psychology)
Please note all modules are subject to change.