2017 CAO Entry Requirements for Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy

January 25, 2017

 

 

 

UNIVERSITY ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

 

 

 

 

 

University College Dublin (UCD)

 

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy

CAO points range 2016: 550-615

Average intake: 56

 

Passes in six subjects including English, Irish, a third language, Mathematics, one laboratory science subject & one other recognised subject.

You must obtain a minimum of Grade H5 in two subjects and a minimum of Grade O6/H7 in the remaining four subjects.

 

1Graduate Entry: Applicants who will hold a level 8 honours degree in any discipline by June 2013 are welcome to apply for entry to Stage 1 (First Year) of the BSc Physiotherapy programme. Graduates with an Honours Bachelors degree in a Biomedical, Exercise or Health Science discipline may be considered for entry to Stage 2 (Second Year) of the BSc Physiotherapy programme if they can demonstrate equivalence with Stage 1 of the programme on the basis of UCD Policy on Recognition of Prior Learning.

Applicants will be ranked on the basis of:

  1. Academic Ability (Honours Bachelor’s degree [NFQ Level 8] at the minimum level of 2.2). Transcript of degree and final award should be submitted;

  2. Science Subject (a minimum C3 grade in Leaving Certificate Higher level or equivalent);

  3. Motivation and Interest (a personal statement outlining their motivation to studying physiotherapy which conforms to the UCD personal statement template available on www.ucd.ie/myucd/mature).

  4. Applicants must indicate clearly that they wish to apply for the graduate entry pathway;

  5. References (three letters of recommendation: academic, work experience, and one other).

  6. Shortlisted applicants may be required to attend for interview. Please note that tuition fees will apply for this course.

 

Trinity College Dublin (TCD)

 

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy

CAO points 2016: 535

Average intake: 40

 

General requirements: present six subjects, three of which must be at grade 5 or above on Higher Leaving Certificate papers or at least grade 5 in the University Matriculation examination

The six subjects above must include: a pass in English and a pass in mathematics (or foundation-level mathematics) and a pass in a language other than English, or a pass in Latin and a pass in a subject other than a language

Requirements for Physiotherapy: a mathematics requirement of grade 4 in the Ordinary or grade 6 on the Higher Leaving Certificate paper or grade B at GCSE level.

Two higher level grade 4s (Grade Cs at A level) from the following subjects: physics, chemistry, biology, physics/chemistry, mathematics, agricultural science. Physics/chemistry may not be presented with physics or chemistry. Agricultural science may not be presented with biology.

 

BSc Occupational Therapy

CAO points 2016: 520

Average intake: 40

 

General Requirements (see above) + Leaving Certificate H4 in one of: physics, chemistry, biology, physics/chemistry or agricultural science.

 

BSc Clinical Speech and Language Studies

CAO points 2016: 520

Average intake: 34

 

General Requirements (see above) + O6/H6 Mathematics. In addition: H4 in one of English, French, German, Irish, Italian, Russian or Spanish, H4 In one of mathematics, applied mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, physics/chemistry or agricultural science.

 

 

Royal College of Surgeons (RSCI)

 

BSc Physiotherapy

CAO points 2016: 535

Average intake: 13

 

Candidates must present a minimum of 6 subjects [2 H5 and 4 x O6/H7] in the Irish Leaving Certificate to include a minimum of an O6/H7 in Irish, English, Mathematics, a laboratory science (Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Physics/Chemistry or Agricultural Science), a third language and one other recognised subject.

 

University of Limerick (UL)

 

BSc Physiotherapy

CAO Points 2016: 555

Average intake: 30 (+ 3 mature)

 

Applicants are required to hold at the time of enrolment the established Leaving Certificate (or an approved equivalent) with a minimum of six subjects which must include: Two H5 (Higher level) grades and Four O6 (Ordinary level) grades or four H7 (Higher Level) grades. Subjects must include Mathematics, Irish or another language, and English.

Note: Grade F6 in Foundation Mathematics also satisfies the minimum entry requirements. Foundation Maths is not reckonable for scoring purposes.

In addition applicants will be required to hold at least an Ordinary Level O3/Higher H7 in the Leaving Certificate in any one of: Physics, Chemistry, Physics with Chemistry, Biology, Agricultural Science.

 

NUI Galway

 

BSc Occupational Therapy

CAO points 2016: 520

Average intake: 25

 

Minimum Grade H5 in two subjects and passes in four other subjects at O6/H7 Level in the Leaving Certificate, including Irish, English, another language, Mathematics, a laboratory science subject (i.e. Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Physics with Chemistry (joint) or Agricultural Science), and any other subject recognised for entry purposes.

BSc Speech and Language Therapy

CAO Points 2016: 520

Average intake: 25

 

Minimum Grade H5 in two subjects and passes in four other subjects at O6/H7 Level in the Leaving Certificate, including Irish, English, another language, Mathematics, a laboratory science subject (i.e. Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Physics with Chemistry (joint) or Agricultural Science), and any other subject recognised for entry purposes.

 

University College Cork (UCC)

 

BSc Occupational Therapy

CAO Points 2016: 525

Average intake: 25 (+ 5 mature)

 

H5 in two subjects, and O6/H7 in four other subjects in the Leaving Certificate from Irish, English, another language, Mathematics, one Laboratory Science subject (i.e. Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Physics with Chemistry (joint) or Agricultural Science) and one other subject recognised for entry purposes.

Special Entry Requirement:  H4 in a Laboratory Science subject.  Students presenting with a 2016 (or previous) Leaving Certificate must present with a HC2 in a Laboratory Science subject.

 

BSc Speech and Language Therapy

CAO Points: 515

Average intake: 26

 

H5 in two subjects, and O6/H7 in four other subjects in the Leaving Certificate from Irish, English, another language, Mathematics, one Laboratory Science subject (i.e. Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Physics with Chemistry (joint) or Agricultural Science) and one other subject recognised for entry purposes. Special Entry Requirements: H4 in a Laboratory Science subject and a H4 in a language other than English.

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