Rafael Arturo Contreras Zapata

Rafael Arturo Contreras Zapata

Mexico, MSc in Emerging Media


I chose DCU almost exclusively because of cost & course. There are a lot of media courses in Ireland, but none of them seemed as broad and practical as the MSc in Emerging Media, which was the course I took. The one thing about DCU as well, is that their communications school in which the course I took is in, is highly regarded and one of the best in the country.

As a media course, we touched video production, graphic design & interactive media and their relationship among themselves. In my undergrad I had exclusively focused on video production, so these newfound skills allow me to find much better job opportunities.

I currently live in Dublin and I’m glad I do as I want to pursue a career in media and have found much more work opportunities here than when I finished my undergrad. 

At DCU, we are always happy to welcome students from México. Find out more below about entry requirements for Mexican students.


You may need to complete a foundation or English-language programme before starting your undergraduate or postgraduate study at DCU.

As an Mexican citizen, you need a visa to study in Ireland. Learn more.

Find out how to apply to DCU.

You must meet DCU’s English language requirements as well as the academic requirements set out below.


If you don’t meet the entry requirements below, you may still be able to study at DCU. Contact us and we can discuss it with you.  



To be considered for a place in Year 1, you must present one of the following:

  • GSCE A-Levels: 4 A-levels or 3 A-levels + 1 AS-level
    • They must be in different subjects and completed in the same year or the preceding year only.
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: minimum score 24 overall
    • Math and English are required subjects
    • Math Studies not acceptable for programmes with specific Math requirements
  • An equivalent international qualification


The grades required vary depending on the programme. Please check our online prospectus for detailed entry requirements.



For consideration to taught Master’s degree programmes, you must present the following:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an internationally recognised University
    • A minimum of a 2.2 result (or equivalent)
    • Note many programmes require a minimum of a 2.1 or equivalent. You may also have to supply writing samples, attend an interview or fulfil another requirement. Please check our online prospectus for more information


When you complete your degree, upload a copy of your official transcript and award certificate to the DCU Application Portal. Unfortunately, we cannot advise you further until we receive this documentation. 



You can apply at any time to be a researcher at DCU -- there are no closing dates. Visit DCU Graduate Studies Office to learn more about entry requirements, finding a supervisor and funding.

As an international student, you may be eligible for a scholarship. Learn more.

Meet DCU at ExpoPosgrados 2022!


Guadalajara, 17 February 2022  

Hotel RIU Guadalajara

15:00 - 19:00


Ciudad de México, 19 - 20 February 2022

Hotel Hyatt Regency Polanco

14:30 - 18:30


Puebla, 22 February 2022

Grand Fiesta Americana Puebla

15:00 - 19:00


Monterrey, 24 February 2022

Hotel Camino Real

15:00 - 19:00


Check back here to learn more about upcoming visits by our staff to your country or other relevant events happening near you soon.

We also run regular webinars, which may interest you. Find out more.

Edulynks Mexico

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Av. Los Insurgentes Sur 1458
Ciudad de Mexico
Phone: +52 5535627881

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