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University College Cork

Western Road Cork,
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Postgraduate Overview

UCC offers a world-class student experience with the highest quality teaching, learning and research. With an emphasis on independent learning, there is a rich and dynamic range of opportunities for students to engage with. Students are encouraged to challenge ideas in a community environment that offers top-quality pastoral care for all. With over 100 societies and sports clubs to choose from students at UCC never get bored. Students can also avail of excellent free sporting facilities and join teams which help integration into our university. Cork City provides endless entertainment in the form of plays, concerts, exhibitions, shopping and festivals.

The university has almost 3,500 postgraduate students, across all the major academic disciplines, including 930 students undertaking PhD degrees. We have a range of taught programmes that are offered on a part-time basis and the university is committed to increasing flexibility in its programmes, e.g., by introducing on-line learning programmes.  Our taught masters degree programmes equip graduates to pursue solutions to global challenges in four key areas:

  • Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds
  • Green and Blue Economies
  • Technovation
  • Global Citizenship in a Changing World

UCC is organised into four colleges:

  • College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
  • College of Business and Law
  •  College of Science, Engineering and Food Science
  • College of Medicine and Health

Each of these colleges offers a wide variety of postgraduate programmes.

University Highlights

Total students - 16,757


International students - 2,864


Total faculty staff - 1,628


Total students - 16,757

International students - 2,864


Total faculty staff - 1,628

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