Single & Joint Honours - BA (Hons) (NFQ Level 8)

One Subject Degree

A three-year course where you study one subject to degree level and graduate with a Single Honours degree.

You can apply directly through CAO for a Single Honours degree in selected subjects including:


You will study additional subjects in Year 1 and then focus on your chosen single subject for Year 2 and Year 3.

You may transfer from a Joint Honours degree to a Single Honours degree after Year 1 in selected subjects. Individual subject pages detail whether this is an option.


Two Subject Degree (DN500)

A three-year course where you study two subjects to degree level and graduate with a Joint Honours bachelor's degree.

Select your subjects

Indicate on your CAO form the two subjects you wish to study. Find out which subjects you can combine in the diagram below.

Year 1

When you register with UCD, you are encouraged to choose additional subjects. 95% of students choose a third subject to study in first year. This gives you the opportunity to experience other subjects you wish to explore.

At the end of first year, you will receive advice and support in finalising your two subject choices before you move into second year.

Years 2 & 3

Study your two chosen subjects to degree level.


International Study Opportunities

As Ireland's global university, UCD offers many opportunities for you to study abroad in prestigious universities across the world.

As part of your Single or Joint Honours degree, you can opt to spend an additional year abroad and then graduate with a four-year International bachelors degree.

You will receive guidance about your options for international study in your second year in UCD. Each subject page details the international study opportunities available for that subject.



BA Joint Honours Pathways