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Last updated: Monday, March 30, 2020 - 14:06

Centre for Talented Youth, Ireland

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Early University Entrance

Transition Year students with high academic ability may participate in Early University Entrance at Dublin City University. Here students get the opportunity to study modules from a degree programme of their choice on one day each week, over the course of one or two semesters.

Courses are based on degree programmes on offer in DCU. Each follows 2 modules from the associated degree programme.  

Business Studies (based on modules from the B.A. in Business Studies)

Introduction to Microeconomics (semester 1)

Management Accounting for Decision Making (semester 1)

Engineering (based on modules from Common Entry to Engineering)

Introduction to Electronics (semester 1)

Materials Engineering (semester 1)

Software Development for Engineers (semester 2)

Statics (semester 2)

Psychology (based on modules from the B.Sc. in Psychology)

Child Development (semester 1)

Cognitive Psychology (semester 1)

Biological Psychology (semester 2)

Social Psychology (semester 2)

Law & Politics (based on modules from the B.A. in Economics, Politics & Law)

Introduction to Law (semester 1)

The Irish Political System (semester 1)

American Political System (semester 2)

Constitutional Law (semester 2)

Mathematics (based on modules from the B.Sc. in Mathematical Science)

Mathematical Processes and Skills (semester 2)

Mathematical Problem Solving (semester 2)



Please note all modules are subject to change.

The deadline for applications for semester 1 2019-20 has now passed.

The deadline for semester 2 2019-20 has now passed. Brochures are available here

In order to be considered for the Early University Entrance programme, the student will need to do the following:

-Complete the application form, detailing your basic details and any academic honours achieved

-Complete the contained Letter of Motivation, considering questions such as why you would be a suitable candidate, how a place on the programme would help you to achieve your academic and personal goals, etc.

-Ask two teachers to complete Recommendation Forms provided by us


Our Programme Manager will then assess the application and decide whether the student is eligible for the programme.


EUE is open to both students who qualified for our CTYI/CAT programmes, but also to those who have never taken an assessment with us.


Questions in relation to Early University Entrance should be directed to Dr. Catriona Ledwith at or Emily Daly at