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Entry Requirements

Please review the entry requirements below. The UCD Smurfit Admissions Office staff have expertise in reviewing international qualifications from around the world and will be able to assess your application's comparability to the Irish entry requirement.


An honours bachelors degree in:
a. Business/Commerce including quantitative subjects such as Economics, Finance or Accounting, or

b. A Finance-related-area, Mathematical Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Environmental Science, Science, Computer Science, Engineering, Physics or Law.

with a minimum 2.1 award at NFQ Level 8 (or international equivalent) in a. or b. above.

Applicants should have demonstrated strong academic ability (a 1.1 or 2.1) in a number of quantitative modules in their degree, such as Mathematics, Statistics, or Econometrics.

Candidates may be asked to sit the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT).  


Fees Full-Time EU:

€19,000 (academic year 2023/2024)

Full-Time Non-EU: 

€21,520 (academic year 2023/2024)

Fees Part-Time EU:

€9,500 per year* (academic year 2023/2024)

Part-Time Non-EU:

€10,760 per year* (academic year 2023/2024)


Important Note: Tuition fees and other charges are subject to change each year. *Part-Time students may be subject to fee increases in Year 2. Read more here.

UCD Alumni can now enjoy a 5% tuition reduction when they are accepted to a programme at UCD Smurfit School.  T's and C's apply.  Learn more here.



Information & Requirements

If English is not your first language, an English language qualification is required for admission to all of our programmes.  The exception to this rule is if you have completed your primary degree or an entire third level qualification through English, in an English speaking country.  Learn More

Some students might have to get a student visa in order to come and study in Ireland. Please check the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Services website to see if you require a visa.

The Smurfit Admissions Department comprises a dedicated team who are available to answer any questions you might have in relation to the wide range of Business Masters programmes. If you would like to find out more about our programmes or the application process, then please don't hesitate to contact us.  

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