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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 • College of Business and Law • College of Science, Engineering and Food Science • College of Medicine and 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:  

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.

Programs available

Postgraduate - Faculties/Departments and Programs


    • MSc Print Biotechnology


    • MSc Analytical Chemistry

    College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences

    • Applied Coastal and Marine Management (MSc)
    • Applied Linguistics
    • Applied Psychology (Mental Health Psychology) (MA)
    • Archaeological Excavation
    • Archaeology - Human Osteoarchaeology
    • Art History - Modern and Contemporary Art History, Theory and Criticism (MA)
    • Arts (Archaeology)
    • Asian Studies
    • Celtic Civilisation (HDip in Arts)
    • Celtic Civilisation (MA)
    • Coaching Psychology (MA)
    • Comparative Aesthetics and the Arts
    • Comparative Aesthetics and the Arts (PG Dip)
    • Contemporary Chinese Culture & Business Studies
    • Contemporary Migration and Diaspora Studies
    • Contemporary Religions
    • Creative Writing (MA)
    • Criminology MA
    • Digital Arts and the Humanities
    • Digital Cultures (Online) (MA)
    • Drama and Theatre Studies MA
    • Early and Medieval Irish
    • Economics
    • Economics (Competition, Governance & Society)
    • Education (Professional Master of Education)
    • English (American Literature and Film)
    • English (Irish Writing)
    • English (Modernities: Romanticism, Modernism, Post-modernism)
    • English (Texts and Contexts: Medieval to Renaissance)
    • English MA
    • Ethnomusicology
    • European Development Studies
    • Film Studies
    • French
    • Gaelic Literature (MA)
    • Geography – Cities Space and Culture (MA)
    • Geography MA
    • German
    • Greek and Roman Civilisation
    • Health and Society (MA)
    • Health Economics Practice
    • History
    • History - International Relations
    • History - Medieval History
    • History - Medieval History MA
    • History of Art
    • Irish Folklore
    • Irish Studies: Identities and Representations
    • Italian
    • Landscape, Built Heritage and Design (MA)
    • Languages - Advanced Languages and Global Communication
    • Languages and Cultures (MA)
    • LLM (Intellectual Property and E-law) MA
    • MA Digital Arts and Humanities
    • Modern Irish
    • Museum Studies (MA)
    • Music - Composition (MA)
    • Music and Cultural History
    • Music MA
    • Philosophy (HDip in Arts)
    • Philosophy (MA)
    • Philosophy (PG Dip)
    • Planning and Sustainable Development
    • Politics (HDip in Arts)
    • Politics (MA)
    • Psychological Research Methods (MA)
    • Psychology (conversion course)
    • Social Policy
    • Social Policy (HDip)
    • Social Work (MSW)
    • Social Work Studies
    • Sociology (HDip in Arts)
    • Sociology (MA)
    • Sociology of Development and Globalisation
    • Spanish
    • Strategic Studies (Online) (MA)
    • Study of Religions
    • The Beginnings of Irish Christianity (MA)
    • The Irish Revolution, 1912-1923
    • Translation Studies
    • Women’s Studies
    • Youth Work with People Arts and Sports Studies (MSocSc)

    College of Business & Law

    • Accounting and Corporate Finance
    • Economics – Health Economics Practice (Online)
    • Law (LLB)
    • LLM – Business Law
    • LLM (Child and Family Law)
    • LLM (Criminal Justice)
    • LLM (International Human Rights Law and Public Policy)
    • LLM (Mode A)
    • LLM (Practitioner)
    • MA - Chinese - Contemporary Chinese Culture and Business
    • MAcc (Masters in Accounting)
    • Masters Qualifying Examination (Business)
    • MSc - Food Business
    • MSc (Business Economics)
    • MSc (Business Information Systems)
    • MSc (Co-operative and Social Enterprise) (by distance learning)
    • MSc (Corporate Finance)
    • MSc (Electronic Business)
    • MSc (Food Marketing)
    • MSc (Government)
    • MSc (Information Systems for Business Performance)
    • MSc (Innovation in European Business)
    • MSc (Innovation, Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship)
    • MSc (International Public Policy & Diplomacy
    • MSc (Management & Marketing)
    • MSc (Management Information and Managerial Accounting Systems)
    • MSc Asset Management
    • MSc Financial Economics
    • MSc Health Economics

    College of Medicine & Health

    • Dental Public Health (MDPH)
    • Evidence Based Therapy Practice (MSc)
    • Midwifery (Dip)
    • MSC Midwifery (MSc)
    • Nursing - Cardiac and Intensive Care Nursing (PG Dip/MSc)
    • Nursing - Gerontological Nursing (PG Dip/MSc)
    • Nursing - Medical Surgical Nursing (PG Dip/MSc)
    • Nursing - Orthopaedic Nursing (PG Dip/MSc)
    • Nursing - Peri-operative Nursing (PG Dip/MSc)
    • Nursing (Non-EU Applicants) (MSc)
    • Obstetrics and Gynaecology (MSc)
    • Occupational Health (Online) (MSc)
    • Older Person Rehabilitation (MSc)
    • Older Person Rehabilitation (PG Dip)
    • Public Health (MPH)
    • Public Health (Online Programme) (MPH)
    • Public Health Nursing (PG Dip)

    College of Science, Engineering & Food Science

    • Actuarial Science
    • Analytical Chemistry
    • Applied Computing Technology
    • Architecture
    • Biology - Bioinformatics with Computational Biology
    • Biotechnology
    • Chemistry – Analysis of Pharmaceutical Compounds
    • Computing Science
    • Cooperative Organisation, Food Marketing and Rural Development
    • Data Science and Analytics
    • Ecological Assessment (PG Dip)
    • Ecology - Ecological Assessment (MSc)
    • Education Science (Post-Primary) (MEd)
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering (MEngSc)
    • Exploration in Field Geology
    • Food Business
    • Food Microbiology
    • Food Science and Technology
    • Food Science MA
    • Geographical Information Systems & Remote Sensing
    • Information Technology in Architecture Engineering & Construction
    • Interactive Media
    • Marine Biology
    • Marine Renewable Energy (MEngSc)
    • Mathematical Modelling & Scientific Computing
    • Mechanical Engineering (Manufacturing, Process and Automated Systems)
    • Molecular Cell Biology with Bioinnovation
    • Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Engineering (MEngSc)
    • Statistics
    • Sustainable Energy

    Computer Science

    • MSc Computing Science
    • MSc Data Science and Analytics

    Epidemiology & Public Health

    • MPH Public Health

    Food Business & Development

    • MSC Food Business
    • MSc Food Science


    • MA Geography: Cities, Space and Culture


    • LLM (Environmental and Natural Resources Law)
    • LLM (Intellectual Property and E-Law)

    Management & Marketing

    • MSc Management and Marketing

    University Dental School & Hospital

    • Dentistry

University Highlights

Total students - 15,412


International students - 2,751


Total faculty staff - 1,578


Total students - 15,412


International students - 2,751

Total faculty staff - 1,578

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