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University College Cork

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Undergraduate Overview

Undergraduate Courses

UCC offers students a large variety of degree programmes to suit an extensive range of interests. UCC has four Colleges which deliver almost 70 undergraduate degree programmes to students. • College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences www.ucc.ie/en/cacsss • College of Business and Law www.ucc.ie/en/buslaw/ • College of Science, Engineering and Food Science www.ucc.ie/en/sefs • College of Medicine and Health www.ucc.ie/en/med-health/ Many programmes have paid work placements built into the degree or periods of study abroad which is hugely beneficial to students when they are looking for employment post-university. In fact, 95% of UCC undergraduate students are provided with placement opportunities and 94% of undergraduates employed or in further study or training within 9 months of graduation. Postgraduate Courses

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. Please visit the following link to view the taught postgraduate programmes on offer at UCC:


UCC has a world class research reputation with many internationally renowned research institutes and centres. For further information on your research options at UCC please visit the following link: www.ucc.ie/en/study/international/noneu-pg/research  

Student Experience at UCC


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.

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Undergraduate - Faculties/Departments and Programs

University Highlights

University College Cork is one of the top Public universities in Cork, Ireland. It is ranked #286 in QS Global World University Rankings 2021.

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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