Pathways to Medical & Dental Schools and Universities

WHAT IS THE ILC?

  • The Irish Leaving Certificate (ILC) examinations are the final examinations of the Irish High School system.

  • The ILC is recognised by every university in Ireland and the UK along with thousands of other universities in the USA, Canada, Australia and around the world.

  • The ILC programme prepares you for these examinations which take place every year in June.

  • Pathway to Medicine

    There are five medical schools in Ireland:

    • The Royal College of Surgeons (RCSI)
    • Trinity College Dublin (TCD)
    • University College Dublin (UCD)
    • University College Cork (UCC)
    • NUI GALWAY (NUIG)
  • Pathway to Dentistry

    Studying Dentistry in Ireland is a highly competitive field, with two schools offering the programme: Trinity College (TCD) University College Cork (UCC)

  • Pathway to Veterinary

    University College Dublin (UCD) is one of only six Veterinary Medicine Schools in Europe and has been granted full accreditation by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), which is recognised worldwide as the ‘gold standard’

Intake Duration University Entry
September 2020 1 Year September 2021
January 2021 6 Month September 2021
January 2021 18 Month September 2022
September 2020 2 Year September 2022
September 2020 3 Year September 2023

ENTRY CRITERIA FOR ABOVE PROGRAMMES

  • Your Pathway (Medicine, Vet Medicine, etc.)

  • Your Age

  • Your Academic Background

  • Your English Language Ability

ILC EXAMINATIONS

Some subjects will have a project component, most subjects are examined with one standalone exam in June. This means you do not have a GPA, instead you have a full academic year of tuition and preparation to be ready for the ILC exam itself.

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ILC PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

  • Detailed Course Syllabus

  • Marking Scheme

  • Sample ILC Expert Teaching notes

  • Sample Timetable

  • Pathway Subject Combinations

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