Republic of Ireland

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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 degrees 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 available degrees 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.

Erasmus

If you wish to come to the University of Leicester on an Erasmus exchange please see our Erasmus exchange website.

Scholarships

Because Ireland is part of the European Union, for funding purposes you will be a 'UK/EU student' rather than an 'international student'. 

Undergraduate

Postgraduate

  • Any scholarships which are for a specific degree will be listed on the relevant course page.

You should also check in your own country whether scholarships are available for study overseas, from your government or other organisations. 

Visits to your country

No visits planned at present. 

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