||Dublin City University was initially set up to
fulfil the national requirement for a highly-trained workforce
with skills in the areas of business, science and electronics,
computer technology, communications and languages and as an
agent for change in its local community.
The first students came through the door in 1980 and the university
is now recognised nationally and internationally as a centre of
DCU has developed its own research specialisms, creating a number
of national centres of excellence that collaborate with other universities
and industry internationally. These research centres have transcended
traditional boundaries and have been extended to include combinations
of academic disciplines such as biotechnology, electronic engineering,
physics and chemistry.
Oscail - DCU Distance Education has provided adults all
over Ireland with flexible access to third level education since
1982. Thousands of students have graduated with Dublin City University
degrees through Oscail in that time.
Oscailís mission is to assist its students in achieving their educational
goals without the need to attend regular campus-based classes. As
an Oscail student, you can study in your own time, at your
own pace and at whatever place is convenient to
As Oscail courses consist of a series on individual modules, students
can tailor their study workload to the time they have available
and build up credits towards their degree over time.
Oscail provides attractive options to study on both undergraduate
and postgraduate courses. Oscail undergraduate courses are open
to anyone - and, if you are over 23, you do not need a Leaving Certificate.