DCU Drumcondra

St Patricks College, a vibrant and innovative centre of excellence for undergraduate and postgraduate study, is situated centrally in Drumcondra Village within easy reach of Dublin City centre and conveniently accessible by public transport. While we have been at the centre of Irish life for almost a century and a half, our energy is firmly focussed on the future.

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Social Sciences (1)



St Patrick's College was established in 1875 to meet the teacher training needs of a denominational primary school system. The College was initially based at numbers 1 & 2 Drumcondra Road, moving to its present site at Belvedere House in 1883.


  • Centre for Children's Literature and Culture Studies, English Department
  • Centre for Early Childhood Development and Education ( closed, but site still available)
  • Centre for Human Rights & Citizenship Education
  • Centre for Human Development
  • Educational Disadvantage Centre
  • Educational Research Centre


We provide an inclusive service to support, guide and empower students to make informed career decisions to maximise your personal and professional development. The Careers Service welcomes all undergraduate and postgraduate students from the Glasnevin, St Patrick's and Mater Dei campuses.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

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Student services

  • Student Advisory Service / Central Services
  • Access
  • Disability & Learning Support
  • Careers
  • Chaplaincy
  • Counselling & Personal Development
  • Sports Development
  • Student Health
  • Student Learning
  • Financial Assistance Service

Housing services

No one wants to live too far away from campus. Besides the commuting, you might miss out on much of the enjoyment that is university life. In total, there are over 1,200 rooms distributed between the Glasnevin (c1,000 rooms) and St Patrick's campuses (240 rooms) for all undergraduate students.

Student Life

Campus life

Dublin City University, originally established in 1989, is located to the north of Dublin City.  There are five campuses - three academic - DCU Glasneivn in Glasnevin, DCU St Patricks and DCU All Hallows both in Drumcondra, one innovation campus DCU Alpha  and the DCU Sports Campus also both in Glasnevin.  All campuses are within a 2.5 km radius of each other. 

Sports facilities

DCU Sport offers state of the art facilities incorporating health and wellness to meet all your exercise and leisure needs. DCU Sport comprises the University Sports Complex, the DCU Sports Grounds and our 5-a-side Soccer Centre. We have a wide range of facilities at the University Sports Complex, including pool, tepidarium, sauna, steam room, spa pool, sports halls and studios as well as a fitness centre with over 100 pieces of equipment.

Student clubs

There are over 140 Clubs & Societies in DCU  spread across campuses and they cater for all interests, hobbies and passions. You can even set up your own! From developing existing skills to trying something completely new, joining a DCU club or society is one of the best decisions you will make in DCU.


DCU Language Services is part of Dublin City University, an Irish State University. Dublin City University is an awarding body and awards degree programmes to students.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I was so overwhelmed about going back to study but the student support and the guidance was incredible. They helped me reach calmness and showed me that I’m as capable if not better than the younger people doing the course. It allowed me to enjoy the experience rather than fret

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

studying makes me feel that things around me are not still, moving fast and do my thoughts

Portmarnock, Leinster, Ireland


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