DCU UG Prospectus 2023

Welcome toDCU’s Undergraduate Prospectus and thank you for your interest in our exceptional University. With amission to ‘transform lives and societies’, DCU is ranked amongst theworld’s best ‘Young Universities’ (QS Top 50Under 50). We are recognised for our ‘transformative student experience’, which is driven by the passion and expertise of our teaching staff, our innovative courses, and our state-of-the- art facilities in a beautiful part of the capital. As Ireland’s ‘University of Enterprise’, we continue to develop innovative courses in collaborationwith industry and employers, such as theDCUFutures suite of degrees. This approach gives graduates the skills and knowledge they will need to succeed in a rapidly changingworld. DCUwas also the first University in Ireland to integrateworkplace internships (INTRA) into its undergraduate courses. This real-world experience consistently gives DCUgraduates the edge in the employment market. In fact, the highly respectedQSGraduate Employability Rankings placedDCUat number one in Ireland for our graduate employment rate, and in the Top 25worldwide. DCUalso puts personal development at the heart of the student experience and encourages students to get themost out of our vibrant campus community. Withmore than 130 clubs and societies, excellent sports facilities, numerous volunteering opportunities and a state-of-the-art student centre, theU, students have every chance to explore their interests andmake lifelong friendships. Our mission to ‘transform lives and societies’ is not just embedded in our teaching, it is also reflected in howwe engagewith thewider world. The Times Higher EducationUniversity Impact Rankings 2022 rankedDCU8th in theworld for its contribution to reducing inequalities, while theUniversity was 20thworldwide in terms of promoting gender equality, and 26th for its work to reduce poverty. As you can see, DCU is a dynamic, welcoming community devoted to our students’ personal and professional development. It is a placewhere you can flourish. This prospectus will give you a taste of that, but I hope that youwill visit us on campus, tomeet our students and staff in person, and to explore themany possibilities open to you at Dublin City University. Prof DaireKeogh President, Dublin City University President’s Welcome 2