Dun Laoghaire Institute
University description (as per official university website)
Third level education is an adventure. No matter how you look at it, it's a new beginning. And that makes it the most exciting adventure of all. You'll study and learn in different ways, you'll discover the thrill of independence, you'll make new friends and, for many of you, you'll find yourself away from home for the first time.
IADT attracts students from across the country and across the world. It is an Institute of Technology that is positively vibrating with new ideas and creativity. Our pioneering approach to education programmes makes us unique in Irish third level education, and we have the reputation to prove it. No matter which of our three schools you choose, we take a hands-on approach to learning, in
Business & Humanities
You’ll find us in Dun Laoghaire, on a fresh, modern campus that is home to 2000 students and staff. If you’ve already been accepted at IADT, then welcome; if you’re still making up your mind, then look around and see what we have to offer. You won’t be disappointed.
How to Apply
There are two application routes to our courses:
Through the CAO
Directly to IADT
Applying through the CAO
IADT is a member of the CAO (Central Applications Office) system.
All applications for admission to the first year of Higher Certificate, Ordinary Degree and Honours Degree programmes at IADT must be made directly to the
Central Applications Office (CAO)
(Telephone: 091-509800, Fax: 091-562344)
The CAO application pack is available from the career guidance counsellor in your school or from the CAO. On-line applications are also available.
Please refer to the information on application fees and closing dates provided in the CAO Handbook, or in the website www.cao.ie. Adherence to the closing date(s) as published by the CAO is essential.
Applying directly to IADT
Limited places may be available each year which allow for advanced entry or transfer to our programmes, e.g. direct entry to 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of a programme. Such places are typically taken by students who have completed relevant studies in other higher education institutions or at IADT. Availability of places differs from year to year - in many cases no places become available.
To be considered for such places you must apply directly to IADT. Direct Entry Application Forms are available here or from the Admissions Office.
You can apply directly to IADT for the following programmes:
Add-on Ordinary Degree (Level 7), designed for those who have completed a relevant Higher Certificate (Level 6).
DL132 Bachelor of Engineering in Digital Media Technology
Add-on Honours Degree (Level 8), designed for those who have completed a relevant Ordinary Degree (Level 7). Available at IADT:
DL142 BSc. (Honours) in Computing in Multimedia Systems
DL243 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Entrepreneurship
DL211 Foundation Certificate
DL044 ACCS BA (Honours) in Visual Arts Practices ACCS Mode (Flexible-mode)
DL017 BA (Honours) in Production Design and Art Direction
DL253 Postgraduate Diploma in Business in Cultural Event Management
DL254 MA in Public Culture Studies
DL051 MA in Screenwriting
DL155 MSc in CyberPsychology
DL357 MA/MSc in Digital Media
DL056 MA in Broadcast Production for Radio and Television
DL052 MA in Visual Arts Practices
Suitably qualified applicants will also be considered for direct entry to Higher Certificate, Ordinary Degree and Honours Degree programmes, other than Year 1, where places are available.
Copies of certificates, transcripts of results and other relevant documents must be included with your application. Where original documentation is in a language other than English/Irish, applications will only be considered where a translation is provided.
Applicants awaiting examination results should ensure that these are forwarded to the Academic & Student Affairs Office as soon as they become available.