University College Cork, a world-class university, was founded in 1845 and combines a rich tradition of teaching, research and scholarship.
UCC is unrivalled in the quality of its academic programmes. Its courses are internationally recognised and some 20,000 students take its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. International students are part of a dynamic, multi-cultural community of scholars, academics and professionals. UCC enjoys a global reputation which draws 3,000 students from over 100 countries across the world.
Situated in Cork, Ireland’s second city, UCC is the comprehensive globally-orientated research led university of the south of Ireland, providing a full range of internationally recognised programmes across all disciplines. UCC researchers work at the leading edge of high-impact academic scholarship, innovation, commercialisation, and industry collaboration.
We place an equal emphasis on academic rigour and practical application with many courses including work placements and industry input. It’s why we have a high post graduate employment rate of between 85-90% and it’s how we create graduates that are work ready and world ready.
Our vibrant and modern campus is located in picturesque Cork, where students can combine heritage and a contemporary lifestyle. It offers students all the advantages of a bustling, vibrant and cosmopolitan city. Cork is permeated with parks, galleries, shops, restaurants, theatres and historical buildings so students are never short of recreational options. The city and university work well together in providing students with a rich academic and extra-curricular experience. It’s the perfect environment to succeed and excel.
Welcome to University College Cork, Ireland’s first five star campus and The Sunday Times University of the Year 2016.
Our performance across various global rankings and accreditations is testament to the quality of our degrees and calibre or our teaching, research and student experience: