Republic of Ireland

The University of Leicester welcomes students from Republic of Ireland. 

You can find country specific information here including entry requirements for our courses and information about the Irish student community.


Your International Office team

group of staff from International OfficeThe International Office can provide you with more details about studying in the UK at Leicester.

Please visit our contact us page for details.

 


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Entry requirements 

Undergraduate (Bachelors) degrees

  • If you have completed (or will complete) the Irish Leaving Certificate you will typically require five Higher level subjects - with grade A2 in two subjects and B3 in three subjects - to begin from the first year of a Bachelors degree (depending on the subject you wish to study). 
  • If you are studying A-levels or the International Baccalaureate (IB) then you can begin from the first year of a Bachelors degree. Please see individual course pages for entry requirements. 
  • If you have completed the European Baccalaureate then you can begin from the first year of a Bachelors degree. 85% would be the equivalent to a grade A in a British A-level; 77% would be equivalent to a grade B.

For more information about available courses please see individual course pages.

Postgraduate (Masters) degrees

If you hold a Bachelors Degree from a recognised university, with a minimum of Second Class Honours (Grade I) or Second Class Honours (Grade II) you will be considered for entry to a Masters degree (depending on the subject you wish to study).

For more information about courses please see individual course pages.

PhDs and other research degrees

To apply for a PhD (or other postgraduate research qualification, such as MPhil, DClinPsy, DSocSci, EdD or MD) you must have a Bachelors Degree from a recognised university, with a minimum of Second Class Honours (Grade I) or Second Class Honours (Grade II) (depending on the subject you wish to study).).

You must also be able to demonstrate practical knowledge of appropriate research methodologies. Research degrees are demanding and intensive: to succeed at this level you must be highly motivated, be able to work independently, and have an appropriate familiarity with the discipline and its associated research techniques/methodologies.

Where a Masters degree is required, this is indicated in the relevant description on our Postgraduate Research webpages, together with further information about requirement.

English language requirements

Please see details of our English language requirements.


International student community

The University of Leicester has around 13,000 full-time, campus-based students, many of which travel from all over the world to study with us.

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Discover what it's like to study at Leicester by reading our international student profiles...


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